In two days I'm going to buy sauna. I've heard that I can choose sauna
walls to be made of aspen or nordic spruce. Which is better?
What king of wood is better for seats: abache or aspen?
Please, could you answer my questions?
Thank you in advance
First of all, don't buy a sauna - build one.
My research says that most Finnish saunas use Nordic White Spruce for
Abache is the choice of the well-monied for benches, as its speciifc
heat makes for a more comfortable seat - but I don't have the bucks for
that, so I'm going to use Western red cedar. Some people like redwood,
but I find it too splintery to use for benches.
I AM a Finn. My sauna was made with cedar. That lower temp thing for
aspen or popple is horse-hockey. The bad thing about aspen is you'll
get a white mold on the bottom of your seating area. With cedar you
Above the stove, and behind the seating area, on the ceiling/wall,
make a 45 degree piece to help the steam "roll" around the room. Get
While wood fired stoves are traditional, I have a 8K electric one.
I'm very satisfied with it. Your rocks will never get "cold" with an
electric stove as they will with a wood fired stove.
Try to make your top shelf seating area wide enough for a minimum of
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