The Newest Luxury for Bathrooms
Sail into a swank soak in this curvaceous new tub.
Like an expensive wooden boat, this lavish mahogany tub is expertly crafted with kiln-dried boards that won't warp from heat or humidity and is held together by the same kind of rubber sealant that keeps hulls from taking on water. The soaker tub's sinuous lines, and dowel detailing along the edges give it a handmade, organic look that's as well-suited for the master bath of a rustic, Craftsman-style lake house as it is for that of a contemporary urban loft.
As with a Chris-Craft "runabout," the tub begs to be babied, which in this case means a bi-monthly rubdown with linseed oil to maintain the woods luster and water-repelling ability (because linseed oil is highly combustible, be sure rags are completely dry before trashing them). And while you'll never have to buy another bottle of Scrubbing Bubbles, you'll need to rinse this tub after every use to keep soap scum at bay. The Charlotte mahogany tub is handcrafted in Denmark, and measures 6 feet long by about 3 feet wide. It costs $4,988 at teaktubs.com.