The Cool House: Wood Obsessed

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wood Obsessed

I still haven't got over my obsession with wood as the major design element at The Cool House. The teak shower bases we put in the downstairs bath and the boys' bath have been very successful; they are warmer than tile, and much less slippery. I'd really like to get more wood into the master bath remodel and have been mulling over the idea of paneling the master bath walls in walnut. I love the concept but I don't want it to look like a 70s sauna, so I'm focusing on wooden sinks and baths that might give me more of the look I want without the feeling I should be beating myself with birch twigs.


Handmade oval bathtub in teak


Bath in Wood of Maine handcraft a double tub from inch thick mahogany planks.


Umbila wood bath from Adagio Sinks


Laguna Basic wood tub in walnut.
The Leguna Basic tub is probably my favorite, the one that fits best with overall style of the house and it's small enough to replace the existing tub without any major changes to the plumbing or layout of the room. What about you? Any particular tub strike you as swoon-worthy?

This post is part of the Hooked on Fridays fest

13 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Whoa. I must be behind here because this is the first I've ever seen (or heard of) wood sinks and tubs! Very cool. I'm fascinated by this. Thanks for joining my party and teaching me about something new today! :-)

Christy said...

Laguna, definitely. Gorgeous! I hadn't heard of these before either! Very cool indeed.

Gennaro said...

Beautiful images. Very modern design.

Renovation Therapy said...

That tub is amazing. Rather than paneling, maybe you could do some ceiling beams?

Nadine @ BDG said...

whoa is right. how do they prevent the wood from cracking? thanks for posting. Nadine Bouler

DesignTies said...

I just dicovered your blog through Hooked on Fridays -- it looks great!!

The wood tubs are GORGEOUS!! The last one is my favourite. The wood looks SO sleek and smooth... I think it would feel awesome taking a bubble bath in that one!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

These are fabulous!

Terry said...

Who know? I certainly didn't.

ImagineCozy said...

I had no idea ---a wooden tub? The Laguna is stunning to look at.

modernemama said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by. I guess I've always had a love of wooden boats and these bathtubs remind me of tugs bobbing in the water. Come back and visit when ever you have a chance.
RT, low ceilings and a 6' 3" Guy mean beams are out unless I want to hear Bang, Ouch, Bang, Ouch and assorted swear words when he gets up early and forgets to put the light on...

Cass said...

Gorgeous wood!

That tub is fabulous. Thanks!
Cass

Aimee "Roo" said...

The last one is my favorite. Of course I worry about the upkeep, but they do look so luxurious. :)

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WOW! Great...Really beautiful wood work