Outdoor Japanese Ofuro

Outdoor Japanese Ofuro
Outdoor Japanese Ofuro
Outdoor Japanese Ofuro

The Ofuro is a small but deep soaking tub, more than twice as deep as a typical Western tub. The bather is immersed in steaming hot water over the shoulders.

During a series of visits with Hideo at his acupuncture studio, our conversations would often turn to wood working.  The idea of building an outdoor Ofuro  had been on Hideo’s mind for some time… and so we build one together.

Western red cedar was chosen for its durability and sweet aroma. The type of joints and tolerances utilized were critical to ensure a watertight seal, and to prevent the water pressure from pushing the corners apart.

Specs: western red cedar solids; 48” l x 26” w x 24” h