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THE BENEFITS OF COLLECTING RAINWATER

November 13th, 2013 forestlumber Conservation of natural resources is one of the most obvious reasons to harvest rainwater. It’s becoming increasingly clear that water is not the infinite resource we once believed it to be. As municipal agencies struggle to meet our 21st century needs, collecting rainwater at home reduces the amount that needs to be delivered, […]

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SAUNAS

October 14th, 2013 forestlumber The handcrafted cedar barrel saunas available at Forest Lumber & Cooperage make us proud. However, it’s not only the top-grade materials and high performance that we believe in. More importantly, we can attest to the wonderful health benefits and feelings of well-being that our saunas can provide. So what exactly happens to […]

HISTORY OF CEDAR BARREL HOT TUBS

October 3rd, 2013 forestlumber The people of Japan have been using wooden baths for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.  The baths are called “ofuros”.  Traditionally, the Japanese shower before entering their wooden bath.  The bath is used for a relaxing hot water soak.  Even to this day, most Japanese households have a wooden soaking tub.  […]

LIFE SPAN OF CEDAR BARREL TUBS

August 9th, 2013 forestlumber The life span of a hot tub is only as good as the quality of the wood from which it is made. Western Red Cedar and Redwood are the two best woods for barrel hot tubs, saunas and water tanks.  For longevity the wood needs to be “first growth” Some of these trees can […]

PROPER MAINTENANCE OF CEDAR BARREL TUBS

July 22nd, 2013 forestlumber Investing in a 100 % heartwood, clear Western Red Cedar barrel tub from Forest Lumber & Cooperage is a smart and long term move.  Adding preservative or stain is unnecessary since the wood is naturally decay resistant, and has a great aesthetic quality. However, that does not mean that proper maintenance is […]