I've googled, and really only come up with one set of plans. I'm
leaning towards drawing up my own, as I'd like to incorporate a sauna
into the design. Any suggestions as to "the best" book to get?
Jack Sobon's book is a good intro to the practicalities of small-scale
US-style timber framing
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There are any number of "Build a shed" books, but a lot of these are a
bit coffee table.
The sauna has requirements of its own. It is very important to have an air
space between the walls and vapor barrier. This air space should be open at
the top and bottom to insure air circulation thus preventing mold, mildew
and decay. Design a sauna building and the rest will take care of itself.
Mine is free standing off our deck; 8x12 ft with a room below for wood
storage. A watertight floor with drain is a must as is a changing room
adjacent to the stove room. My stove was imported from Finland; it is wood
fired. Details available if you are interested.
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