Forest Cooperage Workshop
Forest Cooperage’s barrel hot tubs, benches and lids are all made form the finest Canadian Western Red Cedar.
Western Red Cedar is the preferred wood species for building hot tubs because of it’s resistance to decay and its dimensional stability. We use the traditional cooperage style of construction that has been used for hundreds of years for wine vats, water cisterns and barrels. This method of construction has truly stood the test of time.
Each tub is completely pre-assembled in the workshop.
The fitting of the staves to the circular floor disk is done to the precision of the thickness of a piece of paper.
The staves are notched on an arc to perfectly match the radius of the floor disk. Strict quality control assures the highest degree of craftsmanship.
For our wood fired hot tubs, the bench and heat shield are pre-fitted, but not fastened in. This way once you receive your tub and put it together it is a perfect fit.
The tub will leak at first for several days, but will become totally water tight.
The life expectancy of Forest Cooperage barrel hot tub, sauna, or cistern should be 20 years or more.