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Redwood bathtub Brooklyn, NY


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We were asked by Creme Design to fabricate a bathtub out of salvaged redwood from a water tank. The initial concept was to use a finger joint box construction by first laminating walls, then assembling on site; the idea being that the water would swell the joints and provide a tight seal. Though the water tank redwood was idea both practically and conceptually, we quickly realized that unlike a water tank, the moisture level would fluctuate and we would loose the water tight joint. As a result, we fabricated layer by layer, gluing individual frames to ensure every connection was properly sealed. We then used the leftovers to layout a decking style floor. 

 

Location:
Private Residence - Williamsburg

Date of Competition:
April, 2012