What it takes to build your own sauna

What do you use for a sauna?

Canadian Red Cedar is our preferred wood for saunas. Cedar is colorful in appearance and shades, stable, soft, and resists warping under the heat and humidity changes common in saunas. Cedar also has a low density, making it a good insulator, heating up and cooling quickly.

What materials can be used in a sauna?

What materials are used to build a sauna? Glass, lights, stone walls and salvaged wood are all great materials for integrating saunas. The walls of the sauna should be as heat-resistant as possible; therefore, stones or bricks are recommended. The floor of the sauna should be made of cement, glass or tile.

Can you make a sauna with a wood stove?

However, a sauna wood-burning stove is a safe and traditional option for heating your sauna. Wood-burning heaters are popular in outdoor saunas where the fire is easily vented. Most sauna material kits can be customized, including a wood-burning stove.
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