Wooden spa seating

coilerman

Bronze Supporter
Sep 29, 2008
159
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We have a gunite finished spa and I thought about adding wooden slats to the seating platform for comfort and to add a bit of a Japanese onsen look to it. I'm not sure how wood would hold up to a salt water pool but when you visit a Japanese onsen (bath house), they use wood liberally throughout. It gets aged and weathered over the years and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Has anyone done something like this?
 

PoolGate

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jun 7, 2017
5,069
Damascus, MD
Pool Size
29000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Aquapure 1400
I think it'd look good. Probably could use Teak if you have lots of money otherwise white oak should hold up pretty well. I'd go with through mortise and tenon construction.
 

coilerman

Bronze Supporter
Sep 29, 2008
159
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Since we have winter here, I was thinking of making them removable. Epoxy some threaded inserts into the spa and attach that way. I looked at teak and wow, it's pricey as you know. I was thinking of white cedar which is what I think they use in Japanese spas.