cuddle puddle

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Project by saproc posted 202 days ago 1511 views 10 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the the twin to my shed I could not make one large shed . As I would have had to get planning permision. Any how its not about the summer house. My girlfriend at that time wanted a hot tub to go with the summer house. So I got some 60 bits of pine. 2”x4” x4’ chamfered each side 87degrees put a rebate near the bottom of each plank for the bottom to rest on. The bottom is the same timber joined togetherand the with my router and a long plank cut out a 6’ circle for the bottom. Well it was a bit of a struggle to get all the pieces together but I did it . Just me and a ratchet strap. (Handy things they are) then I got some 4 ’ metal strips from my local blacksmith and made some straps.
I also made a rocket burner to heat the water.out of a lsrge gas bottle. With a heat exchanger. Which worked a treat for a month . Then the nieghbour complained about the smoke. I think he got jealous to be truthful. I have now bought a gas water heater which must plumbed in . A job for the summer I think

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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 202 days ago

Did you do anything to seal the wood and the seams?

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 202 days ago

Wondering the same thing about sealing? I would think you might be able to get away without anything around the circumference if you have tension in the strap compressing everything together. The bottom seems like it would almost certainly require something be done to prevent leaking!

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#3 posted 202 days ago


Love the build though.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#4 posted 202 days ago

haha, looks great

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#5 posted 202 days ago

There is no sealant between the lats however I did put a bit of putty / sealant around the bottom when the wood swelled it sealed all the trickles

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#6 posted 202 days ago

Hahaha! Cuddle puddle conjures up an entirely different connotation for me!

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#7 posted 202 days ago

Very cool. I’ve been thinking of a wooden hot tub since I left Tokyo in ‘85.

-- Glen

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#8 posted 202 days ago

Nice crafting. If you had used oak , when you got tired of the hot tub it could have been a wine cask…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 202 days ago

Congratulations on your success of the big project. Have you tried it yet? Hope it does not have leaking problem. It is exactly what I would like to build up at my weekend house in Inje, Kangwondo, S.Korea. I may contact you later on for the more details, if you don’t mind.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#10 posted 201 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 201 days ago

Thinking about where I could put one. Great Build

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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#12 posted 201 days ago

Great looking soaking tub! Will be nice on a cool winter night under the stars!

-- Dean

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#13 posted 178 days ago

Very cool, thanks for posting this.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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