Hot Tub Enclosure

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-01-2009 03:47 PM 2934 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a hot tub enclosure I made from Cedar for some family friends. It was a used hot tub and what was left of the wood frame was thin and rotted and totally unusable so I started with a whole new frame but there was so little room outside the unit that I had to add the flange all the way around the top so I could make the corners properly to look good. The whole thing is screwed together and it comes apart in sections for serviceability.
Soon after I completed it, the tub sprung a leak in the piping and they had to take out a corner and a side to repair it. These pictures were taken after they took it apart and reassembled it.

..................Jim Jakosh

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-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 12-01-2009 03:56 PM

Great looking hot tub.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 04:10 PM

Very nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-01-2009 05:00 PM

Great job. I have been thinking about dumping my old hot tub but now I might have to reconsider. How difficult was this?

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 12:48 AM

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 03:14 AM


Just another one of those project that would never have occurred to me.

The creativity and resourcefulness … of … so many of you … just amazes me.

But I’m getting a little bit of “that eye.” I’m starting to really notice lots of little things that are made of wood, and thinking …. “Hey….!”

Like … when my sister and law stood straight up on the wrong part (cross-bar/foot rest) of our tall dining room chair, at Thanksgiving dinner and it snapped.

She was saddened. I was excited! I got to make a new one out of African Mahogany!!

Nicely done, Jim! Go make some bubbles!!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 12-03-2009 01:03 AM

Looks great to me. Smart thinking to be able to take it apart in sections.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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