DIY: Cedar Hot Tub (Videos)

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We are currently living off grid on a bare piece of land that we will soon build a home on. We’re living in a RV for the time being and don’t have a large amount of water (especially hot water) on site, so one of the first things we wanted to do was build a hot tub!

We entertained doing a cowboy hot tub our of a rubbermaid or galvanized trough, but in the end, we thought it might look a little tacky and to our surprise, it wouldn’t have been all that much cheaper than building our own cedar tub. We decided to have fun with it and build a cedar tub that we would love and enjoy for years to come.

In this series, we want to share with you how we’re putting the tub together. It’s not extremely detail oriented as the tub you build (especially if it’s a budget tub) will likely be different than ours, but hopefully it’s enough data to be helpful in the building of your own tub.

List of tools you will need to build this DIY cedar hot tub:

In this video, we’ll share with you how to cut the staves of the wood hot tub, or the sides. You’ll need to do your own calculations to come up with how many staves you need which will vary depending on the diameter of your tub and the size of staves that you use.

Specifically, we’ll be sharing how we’re able to maximize each cedar board to utilize as much clear lumber as we can. We had to get a little creative with cutting our boards down but in the end, we had as little waste as possible and even had a lot of cedar leftover to construct accessories such as benches, stairs, and booze holders (priorities, people!).

All videos in the DIY cedar hot tub series:
Tools we used to build this hot tub:

If you have questions, we’re more than happy to start a FAQ part of our page with additional helpful info! We hope you enjoy!

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