Is Red Cedar a Good Wood for Saunas?

Is red cedar a good wood for a sauna?

Red Cedar (Western Red Cedar, Latin Thuja Plicata), also known as Western Red Cedar. At the end of the 16th century, the natives of North America sent the extract of this plant to the French Jacques Cartier expedition for necrosis, which saved many members of the team. Therefore, the French State named it Arborvitae, which is "the tree of life". Not only is the tree tall, it is revered for its function and spiritual power, as well as for the important role it played in the arts and culture of the Aboriginal peoples of the Pacific Northwest coast. Similarly, in today's modern society where the concept of low-carbon environmental protection is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, red cedar (western red cedar) still surpasses other various artificial composite woods with its natural anti-corrosion ability and beautiful texture close to nature. of favor.

Red cedar has high dimensional stability, high resistance to corrosion and natural anti-bacteria, and strong durability. It shrinks and expands very little. Red cedar has low density and light weight. It has good insulating and thermal insulation properties and is easy to dry. Its finish has excellent machinability. Because of its richness of texture, texture and color, red cedar can meet the needs of any architectural style, from traditional to contemporary.

Many of the oldest traditional saunas are made of fine-grained cedar because:

1. Cedar wood is a soft wood that resists cracks in the wood that can be caused by frequent heating and cooling in a sauna. None of the sauna woods are more durable than cedar.

2. Cedar wood contains aromatic oils known for their healing effects and self-cleaning properties that aid in detoxification during sauna sessions. Cedar wood can also help dissipate excess sweat from the body.

3. Cedar wood has natural antifungal and antibacterial properties due to the unique properties of cedar oil. This is especially important in saunas, where the combination of body moisture and heat can easily make the sauna environment a place for mold and bacteria to grow.

4. Cedar wood is one of the most beautiful woods. Natural cedar exudes its unique charm from light honey to dark walnut.

5. Cedar wood has a natural refreshing smell. The sauna is made of "non-strong aroma" type cedar, which emits a soft aroma, which will satisfy your senses and make you feel relaxed and happy.

6. When you sand in a cedar wood sauna to remove stains from prolonged sweat, it brings out the smell of fresh cedar.
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