Okay, well the tub isn't actually wood but I am planning to make the
vertical surfaces of my tub surround wood. Does anyone have any
suggestions regarding wood type and especially finish. I'm thinking an
application used in the boating industry would work well.
That's "old growth" milk jugs it was made from. The new
plastic wood might even have the distinction of actually
costing more than the real thing due to oil thing.
Even the "Norm" has done a little dabbling in the new
pvc wood of late. Recent show on storage shed showed a
fair amount of pvc showing up.
Joe Gorman wrote:
My grandmother lives next to a Japanese man who has a genuine wood tub from
Japan. He has been using it almost daily, even in the snow for as long as she
has lived there 22 years. I asked once and he told me it was teak and Japanese
pine but it looks very dark almost black.
On 28 Apr 2006 10:14:46 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
It's outdoors right against his house. He has a small roof over it and the door
into his home but the snow falls only a foot away from the tub.
It's very private, you must be invited into his garden to even see it but you
can hear him sing when he's in the tub (hilarious) and can see the steam rise
when he drains the tub into his yard from my grandmothers kitchen window.
His house and yard are immaculate so I suspect he gives the tub the care it
requires. I've not seen the inside of the tub because it has a lid.
I would suggest that boating industry is the wrong place to look. If you
want a beautiful varnished surface be prepared to revarnish every year.
Boat = Bucks. On the other hand if you like to varnish like I do, by all
means, go for a teak or mahogany tub surround but you have been forwarned.
Annual maintenance is required, miss a year and you will be sorry.
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