You’re probably a shower guy. Most of us are. It’s quicker, and you’ve got things to do. Besides, something about sitting there in a personal soup just seems like another strike against baths.

But then you come across something so beautiful, so masculine, so meticulously handcrafted in a Seattle studio that everything you thought you knew about bathtubs just goes down the drain (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves).

Because they’re custom, you’ve got plenty of options to work with. Domestic and exotic hardwoods like maple, black walnut and sapele are fashioned into the design of your choice.

We’re talking about these hardwood bathtubs from NK Woodworking Design, a Seattle-based operation that takes wood and turns it into better, more useful things. Like custom tables and bed frames and cabinets. And, in this case, unnecessarily nice bathtubs that they will construct and then ship straight to your house. So have your robe ready.

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Because they’re custom, you’ve got plenty of options to work with. Domestic and exotic hardwoods like maple, black walnut and sapele are fashioned into the design of your choice. Just share your bath-related hopes and dreams with these guys, and they will begin by drawing up some sketches of the prototype before getting started.

Maybe you want something traditionally shaped that will ensconce you in a warm cocoon of wood. Or maybe you’d rather have something more modern—say, a rectangular soaking tub with Jacuzzi jets and room for three. Yeah, that could do wonders for your sore back. And your social life.

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Prices start at around $15,000. For more information, go here.

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