Commonly known as Sydney Blue Gum, this beautiful red timber has a fantastic grain. It is also easy to work, dress and fix. It responds well to most finishes and takes a good polish, making it popular for decorative applications where moderate durability is required.

Wood & Water

Creator Emanuel Oppliger moved from Coffs Harbour, Australia to Papua New Guinea as a child. At the age of 16, he moved to Switzerland to learn the crafts of carpentry and joinery. Whilst there, he represented Australia at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

Emanuel built his first wooden outdoor hot tub for a friend in Switzerland before moving back to Australia in early 2009. From this humble beginning he now designs and builds bespoke wooden bath tubs and basins for home interiors across Australia.


Each finished product consists of over 100 pieces of individually cut timber joined in intricate patterns to form a perfectly shaped hot tub, basin, sink or tub. A unique, multi-layer coating, adapted from boat building is then applied to deliver complete water resistance. This durable finish protects the wood from scratches and UV light as well as bringing out the original wood grain, giving the finished piece beautiful depth and texture.

Experience a unique level of luxury with elegant handcrafted wooden bathtubs from Wood & Water. Using techniques utilised by boat builders and inspired by nature, each bathtub is an intricate blend of different hardwoods to create exceptional baths expertly shaped by hand to perfection.

Wood & Water, offers a full range of beautifully handcrafted Australian made products from sustainable timber supplies, most woods used by Emanuel are Australian timber species such as; Tasmanian Oak, Blackbutt, Mahogany, Victorian Ash and Red Cedar.

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