By Lex Treinen
Chilkat Valley News Haines 

Haines business soaks in success of building custom-made wood bathtubs


August 2, 2023

Lex Treinen/Chilkat Valley News

Tully Devine stands with a nearly finished ofuro soaking tub, built of Port Orford Cedar.

Actress Jennifer Aniston knows something about Haines that even some longtime residents don't: The town is home to some of the finest wooden bathtubs that money can buy.

Aniston is one of the celebrity customers of the small operation that's been slowly growing and carving a name for itself in the luxury wood bathtub world for the past two decades. Buyers include Larry Ellison, the billionaire founder of the software giant Oracle, as well as hundreds of less affluent customers enticed by the potential health benefits of aromatic cedar and a warm soak.

Out of a small workshop tucked into...

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