The red cedar planks look great, smell great, and stay cool enough to sit comfortably on. They also have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Other top sauna wood choices include poplar, basswood and hemlock. Both basswood and poplar are hypoallergenic and have virtually no odor.
Red cedar has natural preservatives and stability. Canadian red cedar is highly resistant to corrosion. Its wood does not rot in river water for several years, and is resistant to high temperature and humidity. It is the best wood for saunas and a good material for outdoor materials.
The red cedar sauna board is stable in size, not easy to deform, and has a natural aroma, which is the most suitable for building a sauna. Hemlock also has its own characteristics, customers choose according to their own preferences.
To sum up, red cedar is very suitable for the raw material of sauna. We also recommend that if you buy a sauna, the material of choice is red cedar.