Former Shipbuilder Creates Stunning Wooden Bathtubs

The NK Woodworking & Design studio is making headlines with its one-of-a-kind bathtubs made out of wood that allows these bathtubs to keep water warmer for much longer than regular porcelain or metal tubs.

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The tubs are made out of sustainable domestic and exotic hardwood. They are built in Seattle, Washington.

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“With every bath being different, it varies on complexity. However, it often takes us three or four months to make a bath. The most extreme custom bath (no public photos available) we made took almost a year to create,” the creator said. The tubs come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of them look like little vessels while some others resemble giant bowls.

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They are quite pricey, though. It’s believed that their price starts at $30,000.

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The creator, Katzoff admits that this passion of his began when he was only 5 years old when he started painting artistic landscapes.

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“At sixteen, I got my first carpentry job building a composite timber frame home in New England, and at eighteen, went to a boat building school in Maine to continue my path in expertise of craft. After working as a wooden boat builder for many years, in 2011, I decided to start my own business based around my love of fine wood furniture and fine woodwork. My goal was to merge my interests of art and nature along with my honed appreciation for the fine craft of woodworking. Over the last nine years, we ended up winning many awards and getting recognized worldwide for our sculptural curved stairways along with our sculptural baths,” he said.

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“The unique geometry and forms that are created are present everywhere if we only pay attention. As a designer and artist who works with wood and glass, my goal in my work is to emulate or celebrate the natural materials and natural forms found in the world and bring them to the built environments.”

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