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Round wood hot tubs enjoyed popularity in the 1970s, but had largely disappeared by the late eighties. Although a handful are still made to this day, modern self-contained portable spas have for the most part replaced them in the evolution of hot water bathing.
We're often asked to explain the difference between a hot tub and a spa. Spas, typically rectangular in shape, are larger and made of acrylic or a similar durable, lower maintenance material, with advanced water features, jetting, and purification systems. It's really a matter of semantics: all spas are hot tubs, but wooden hot tubs are not normally referred to as spas.
Construction of Wooden Tubs
Wood hot tubs, often made of redwood or cedar, are assembled from many vertical boards called staves .The edges of the staves, which look like a standard 2 x 4, are angled so that when the staves are assembled edge to edge, the result is a round vessel. The bottom of each stave is carved with a groove called the croze which fits to the width of the floorboards.
The flooring is constructed of horizontal planks. One edge of each floorboard has two or more holes drilled in it and the other edge has corresponding pegs. The pegs make assembly easier by keeping the floorboards properly aligned. The ends of each floorboard are curved slightly, with the center floorboard being the longest and with each of the succeeding floorboards on either side being slightly shorter. The final result is a round, flat floor surface.
The entire structure is held together in the same manner as round wooden barrels. The staves are strapped in place by several round metal bands, tightened with nuts.
Standing upright in the water, or sitting on wood plank benches are the main seating options in these tubs.
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