Cedar Soaker Tub Buyer’s Guide

September 28, 2022

If the water in a wood burning tub is drained after 48 to 60 hours, then no chemicals are required. Just leave one to two inches of water in the tub to maintain the swelling on the wood. When you are ready to use the tub again, simply drain that...

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Meet the New Face of Forest Cooperage

September 20, 2022

Celebrating Our 46-Year History Since 1976, Forest Cooperage, formerly known as Forest Lumber, has been working with Western Red Cedar, a wood that’s prized for its beauty, versatility and durability. We’re endlessly inspired by the possibilities of this unique natural material that grows right in our own backyard here in...

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Proper Maintenance of Cedar Barrel Hot Tubs

September 8, 2021

If the water in a wood burning tub is drained after 48 to 60 hours, then no chemicals are required. Just leave one to two inches of water in the tub to maintain the swelling on the wood. When you are ready to use the tub again, simply drain that...

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Submersible vs. external hot tub stove

June 18, 2021

A common brand of external heater is the Chofu, and other examples of home made heaters are common. External wood burners usually rely on a principle called “thermal siphoning”. Thermal siphoning is achieved by having the stove lower than the tub. Hot water rises, creating the circulation of the hot water.

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Why wood as a fuel?

June 18, 2021

Wood is essentially stored up solar energy. Trees use solar energy, CO2, water and soil minerals to produce wood. This stored up solar energy can be released through burning. Wood burning does not release more CO2 than when it rots so can therefore be called carbon neutral.

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