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Former Shipbuilder Creates Spectacular Wooden Bathtubs That Resemble Small Vessels

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Craftsperson Nathie Katzoff uses his background in ship woodworking and restoration to create striking wooden bathtubs. With his team at NK Woodworking & Design, he produces custom pieces that mimic vessels you’d find on the sea—although this time, they contain the water.

The variety of designs, culminating in The Lotus Bath Collection, are crafted from sustainable domestic and exotic hardwood and assembled in their Seattle, Washington studio. Using a variety of toned wood strips, the variegated bathtubs become a statement-making part of any loo. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, but each piece is finished in the same way so that there is a barrier between the wood and water. This allows for use at extremely hot or cold temperatures without it affecting the handiwork.

Each wooden bathtub is made to fit your space and takes three to four months to build. With such high-quality materials as well as the extreme care and consideration put into each piece, be prepared to splurge; they have a price tag of $30,000. But when you consider that the company is known for its award-winning staircases—and those can cost seven figures—it makes their spectacular tubs relatively inexpensive by comparison.

Former shipbuilder Nathie Katzoff creates custom wooden bathtubs that are tailor-made to fit your space.

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Many of them look like vessels themselves.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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