Why Buy a Sauna Material Kit?
ADVANTAGES TO A
DIY SAUNA KIT
The Sauna Kit provides all the
special components necessary to properly and easily build
your sauna. The sauna kit provides specific cedar lengths.
Builder supply warehouses and lumber yards generally carry
only 8' or random lengths which creates a lot of waste. The
sauna kit also includes such items as cedar moulding and door
casing which are not readily available.
SAUNA KIT VERSATILITY
is easy to customize a sauna material kit. If the sauna is
part of a larger renovation; such as a finished basement,
or addition, it is easy to incorporate the sauna kit into
whatever space is available. The sauna can be installed to
suit particular settings; for example, exterior can be drywall
and painted to match the outside decor of a bathroom.
NOTHING COULD BE EASIER
With the Saunafin Material Kit, building
a sauna is one of the simpler do-it-yourself projects. Our
rule of thumb is: If you can erect the stud framing, you will
have no problem installing the sauna kit. It is designed specifically
for the do-it-yourselfer and renovator. The bench framing,
heater guard and mouldings are pre-cut. We even include the
galvanized nails. If you have not built a sauna before, you
will find the instruction booklet and drawings easy to follow.
DO I HAVE TO USE WESTERN RED CEDAR FOR MY SAUNA?
While other materials are occasionally used,
Western Red cedar is by far the most popular, most attractive and most
durable. Cedar has a mild, pleasant fragrance that many
people associate with saunas. Western Red cedar's particular properties
allow it to expand and contract. This is important in a sauna
where the wood is exposed to extremely high, dry temperatures,
interspersed with blasts of humidity when water is splashed
on the heater or the walls.
Our Clear cedar material kits use only kiln-dried,
clear, grade 'A' and better, tongue & groove Western Red cedar. The
cedar is thick enough to ensure maximum strength & durability
and finished on two sides to provide for the best overall
finish. Our most popular material kits use 2 x 4 Clear cedar for benches
and bench framing (unlike most others who use 1 x 4).
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO BUILD THE SAUNA?
The installation time will of course vary
somewhat with the size of the sauna. On average, the sauna
kits are installed in 14 - 20 hours. With the specified lengths,
pre-cut moldings and pre-hung door, you will save at least
4 - 8 hours on your installation time.