I’m considering building a cedar tub and heating it with a Snorkel stove. Being that I’m cheap and have access to the metal rings to hold it together, I hope to build the tub rather than buy one. What types of wood can I consider? I hear that cedar works well, but it needs to be Western Red and clear. I have heard hemlock might hold up for 10 years. I’m in Vermont and would like to use local wood if I can. Any suggestions?
Does anybody have any advice about care? I hear you have to keep water in it at all times so it doesn’t expand and contract differently, creating a leak? How often do I have to change water, assuming frequent use with clean people?