CHOOSE A WOOD FOR YOUR CUSTOM WOODEN BATHTUB
There are, of course, many hundreds of species of wood to choose from, but these provide a good range of color and texture options for your bathtub.
Roll over any image, below, for wood details. Exact colors and patterns will vary.
White Ash Wooden Bathtub
• The heartwood is a light brown color.
• Has a medium to coarse texture similar to oak.
• The grain is almost always straight and regular.
• Perfect for Ofuro who's owners want an unembellished, clean line to the tub.
Hard Maple Wooden Bathtub
• Color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue.
• Has a fine, even, and uniform texture, and a close grain with subtle figuring.
• Very dense and heavy.
Birds Eye Maple Wooden Bathtub
• Birdseye Maple is not technically a distinct species of Maple, but rather, it’s a figure that’s occasionally found in Sugar Maple trees.
• Great to use as a contrast to another, darker wood or even regular maple.
Black Cherry Wooden Bathtub
• A domestic species, light pinkish brown when freshly cut, darkening to a deeper golden brown with time and upon exposure to light.
• Has a fine texture with close grain.
• The grain is usually straight and easy to work -- with the exception of figured pieces with curly grain patterns which are sometimes available.
White Oak Wooden Bathtub
• Has a light to medium brown color.
• Medium-to-large pores and a fairly coarse grain.
• Often found in flooring so a good decorative match, especially in a rustic environment.
African Mahogany (Khaya) Heartwood Wooden Bathtub
• reddish brown, also exhibiting an optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy when sealed, so that light is reflected back from the grain with a luminous quality.
• This characteristic looks even more beautiful under water, so it is our most popular wood choice.
African/S. American Teak Wooden Bathtub
• Heartwood tends to be a medium to dark brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue; some pieces may have streaks of yellowish or greenish brown.
• Has a fine, uniform grain and texture, with very small open pores.
• The grain is nearly always interlocked to some degree.
• Teak is expensive but beautiful.
Black Walnut Wooden Bathtub
• Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks.
• Color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast.
• Has a medium texture and mid-sized pores which may require filling for a smooth finish.
• The grain is usually straight, but can be irregular.
• Black Walnut can occasionally also be found with figured grain patterns such as: curly, crotch, and burl.
• Excellent match for rustic or barn board decor.