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LK-Prime

Cedar sauna benchBenches built from 1x4 clear cedar bench tops and girths with 2x2 cedar support legs and 2x4 cedar wall cleats.

Cedar-framed with 5mm single, tempered glass (16" x 64" clear), the door is pre-hung on the jamb.

LK Prime is our entry-level home sauna kit. Includes everything you need to build a sauna. Tongue & groove cedar (9/16" thick) for walls & ceiling, cedar benches, sauna door, jamb, hinges, handle, cedar trim, foil, light, nails and screws, Sauna Craft heater and control.

Don't see "your" sauna size here? Not a problem. Saunafin can build a custom sauna kit for virtually any size or shape of sauna.

  • Prices-USA
  • Prices-Canada
  • Kits: Prime vs Plus vs Premium
  • Construction Details
  • Freight Estimate-Kits
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Sauna Craft Features
  • Tylo Features
  • Combi Steaming Heater
  • Don't See Your Size?
  • Why A Sauna Kit

4x4 Prime

2 person sauna

Starting at: $2140.00
4x5 Prime
Starting at: $2270.00
4x6 Prime
Starting at: $2420.00
4x7 Prime
Starting at: $2750.00
4x8 Prime
Starting at: $2965.00
5x5 Prime
Starting at: $2400.00
5x6 Prime
Starting at: $2565.00
5x7 Prime

5x7 sauna is the most popular size for home sauna

Starting at: $2915.00
5x8 Prime
Starting at: $3110.00
6x6 Prime
Starting at: $2785.00
6x7 Prime
Starting at: $3050.00
6x8 Prime
Starting at: $3305.00
7x7 Prime
Starting at: $3565.00
7x8 Prime
Starting at: $3800.00
8x8 Prime (12Kw)

12 Kw heater for optimum heat

Starting at: $4750.00
8x10 Prime

Sauna lined Vertically

Starting at: $5355.00

Don't see "your" sauna size here? Not a problem. Saunafin can build a custom sauna kit for virtually any size or shape of sauna Contact us to discuss or send a drawing of what you have in mind. There are a great many new designer features the in saunas; inspired by online designer showcase websites. We will help you balance function vs. fashion. We will advise on how best to utilize the space.  And as importantly, we will tell you if we think your design is bad or unworkable. 

  • Prices-USA
  • Prices-Canada
  • Kits: Prime vs Plus vs Premium
  • Construction Details
  • Freight Estimate-Kits
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Sauna Craft Features
  • Tylo Features
  • Combi Steaming Heater
  • Don't See Your Size?
  • Why A Sauna Kit

  Sauna Material Kit Price List - U. S. Customers  

Sauna Size  LK Prime     LK Plus   LK PremiumStandard CWM   (100% stainless steel)Seating Capacity
4' x4'$1,870.00$2,025.00$2,600.005 kW2
4' x 5'$1,980.00$2,175.00$2,790.005 kW2
4' x 6'$2,105.00$2,365.00$2,970.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 5'$2,090.00$2,265.00$3,285.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
4' x 7'$2,380.00$2,605.00$3,285.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 6'$2,225.00$2,455.00$3,155.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
6'x 6'$2,480.00$2,660.00$3,490.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
4' x 8'$2,565.00$2,830.00$3,630.006  kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
5' x 7'$2,520.00$2,745.00$3,485.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 8'$2,685.00$2,945.00$3,780.006 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 7'$2,635.00$2,855.00$3,780.006 kW3(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 8'$2,850.00$3,120.00$4,010.007.5 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 9'$3,360.00$3,550.00$4,500.007.5 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
7' x 7'$3,065.00$3,305.00$4,130.009 kW3(5 w/ L Bench)
7' x 8'$3,265.00$3,540.00$4,460.009 kW4(6 w/ L Bench)
8' x 8' *$3,470.00$3,745.00$4,800.009 kW4(7 w/ L Bench)
8' x 8' *$4,065.00$4,300.00$5,565.0012 kW4(7 w/ L Bench)
8' x 10' $4,570.00$4,770.00$6,070.0012 kW5(8 w/ L Bench)
Packaging:There is a $150 packaging charge on all kits being shipped. 
Shipping:See "Freight Estimate" tab to get an idea of shipping charges.  Freight cost generally range from $400-$600. Shipping charges depend on kit size and destination.  
Note:Prices based upon door on long wall.  Door on short wall increases price approx. 4-5%
 We can prepare a kit for any size or shape.  Just send us sketch and we will quote.
 * 8'x 8' sauna kit avialable with 9kW or 12 kW heater, as indicated on price list
 
Sauna Material Kit Options
L Bench:Single or Two-Tier L Bench on Side Wall
Doors:Obscure, Bronze , Designer Pattern, Solid Cedar Door (12"X24" Window), Custom
Heaters:Optional Upgrade to Various Sauna Craft and Tylo Heaters and Controls
AccessoriesBucket, Ladles, thermometers, light shades, bench skirting and backrests.
Floor:Cedar Floor Material for Walking Area.
Sauna Material Kit Price List - Canadian Customers
Sauna Size  LK Prime     LK Plus   LK PremiumStandard CWM (100% stainless steel)Seating Capacity
4' x4'$2,140.00$2,325.00$2,910.005 kW2
4' x 5'$2,270.00$2,505.00$3,125.005 kW2
4' x 6'$2,420.00$2,730.00$3,335.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 5'$2,400.00$2,610.00$3,315.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
4' x 7'$2,750.00$3,015.00$3,695.005 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 6'$2,565.00$2,835.00$3,545.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
6'x 6'$2,785.00$3,080.00$3,930.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
4' x 8'$2,565.00$2,830.00$3,630.006  kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
5' x 7'$2,915.00$3,180.00$3,925.006 kW3(4 w/ L Bench)
5' x 8'$3,110.00$3,420.00$4,265.006 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 7'$3,050.00$3,310.00$4,115.006 kW3(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 8'$3,305.00$3,630.00$4,530.007.5 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
6' x 9'$3,360.00$3,550.00$4,500.007.5 kW4(5 w/ L Bench)
7' x 7'$3,565.00$3,845.00$4,665.009 kW3(5 w/ L Bench)
7' x 8'$3,800.00$4,125.00$5,045.009 kW4(6 w/ L Bench)
8' x 8' *$4,045.00$4,370.00$5,435.009 kW4(7 w/ L Bench)
8' x 8' *$4,750.00$5,030.00$6,320.0012 kW4(7 w/ L Bench)
8' x 10' $5,355.00$5,590.00$6,895.0012 kW5(8 w/ L Bench)
Note:Prices based upon door on long wall.  Door on short wall  increases price approx. 4-5%
 We can prepare a kit for any size or shape.  Just send us a sketch and we will quote.
 * 8'x 8' sauna kit avialable with 9kW or 12 kW heater, as indicated on price list
 
Sauna Material Kit Options
L Bench:Single or Two-Tier L Bench on Side Wall
Doors:Obscure, Bronze , Designer Pattern, Solid Cedar Door (12"X24" Window), Custom
Heaters:Optional Upgrade to Various Sauna Craft and Tylo Heaters and Controls
AccessoriesBucket, Ladles, thermometers, light shades, bench skirting and backrests.
Floor:Cedar Floor Material for Walking Area.

Comparing All Three Sauna Material Kits

 

Overview

LK-Prime

LK-Prime       

Everything you need to build
a quality sauna

  • 1x4 bench tops
  • 2x2 supports
  • Single pane door glass 

LK-Plus

LK-NPlus

OUR MOST POPULAR

  • 2x4 bench tops and supports
  •  Insulated door glass

LK-Premium

LK-Premium

INCLUDES the BELLS & WHISTLES
Included thicker lining and many of our most popular options & upgrades

  • 11/16" wall/ceiling lining cedar
  • 2x4 bench tops and supports
  • Insulated door glass
  • Upgraded Heater & control
  • Designer features and accessories
Lining9/16 Thickness9/16 Thickness"true" 11/16 Thickness
LiningFull Lengths(no seams up to 8')
Horizontal Standard (up to 8'x8'). Vertical available as option
Furniture grade sanded finish
Kiln-dried to 9%

 

Benches

1x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats (hangers)

2x2 floor supports (as required)

2x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats 

2x4 floor supports (as required)

2x4 bench tops

2x4 wall cleats

2x4 floor supports (as required)

L-Bench      Optional
BackrestOptionalOptionalYES
Bench SkirtOptionalOptional

Top  Bench Riser

Door

Cedar with 16" x 64" single pane tempered glass 

Cedar with 16"x64" thermopane tempered glass
(Some others don't mention their glass and don't even offer insulated glass)

Door Detail

All doors pre-hung (to ease installation)
Doors are 6'-2" tall (R/O=76")

Some are providing 72" to save money and then charging you for 74" door. 
While it may not appear that those 2" mean much. It does to the many people who are 5'11", 6' or 6'1" tall. 
The cedar endcaps on our doors add to the height, make the door stronger (& add to the fabrication cost).
But, it is a better built door, more practical and  suitable for the application. 

Heater

Sauna Craft CW-M Model
100% surgical stainless steel frame & shell

Other heater options

Sauna Craft CW-M Model
100% surgical stainless steel frame & shell

Other heater options

Sauna Craft CW-XR Model
100% surgical stainless steel shell
Lifetime Residential warranty

Other heater options

Control

Sauna Craft TPT3 
Other Sauna Craft & Tylo options

Sauna Craft TPT3 
Other Sauna Craft & Tylo options

Sauna Craft EL-13 Electronic Control
Tylo Heater options

 

Floor BoardsOptional
Cedar Slide VentOne slide ventOne slide ventOne slide vent, one fixed grill
Galvanized/Treated FastenersYesYesYes
FoilYes
LightYes
Corner MoldingYesYesYes
Cedar CasingInsideInsideTwo sides
Standard Accessories (Bucket, dipper, thermometer)OptionalOptionalYes
Additional Accessories: (Sand timer, headrest, Eucalyptus, towel wrap) OptionalOptionalLight Shade


Which is Best for You?

LK Prime:                          
The most economical because of the thinner bench material. Ideal for the price conscious do-it-yourselfer.
Not recommended for building contractor or homeowner buying kit for their builder. Benches take longer to build, so the savings in material is offset by increased labor costs.  
                                           
LK Plus:                           
This is the most popular package. Strong, sturdy 2x4 bench tops and supports that are quicker to assemble and have a very substantial look and feel.
The LK Plus starts you off with a first-rate, high quality sauna and lets you pick and choose the options and extras that appeal to you. The 9/16 cedar is as thick or thicker that most sauna manufacturers offer.  You can utilize it with complete confidence.

LK Premium:                     
Starts as an LK Plus, but adds a lot of designer features, popular heater upgrades and accessories. What distinguishes the LK Premium is the thicker 11/16" wall/ceiling lining.
If the thicker wall lining is an important consideration for you, the LK Premium is a great deal. It is also popular with customers who like all the included upgrades.  The thicker cedar is just a bonus.
On the other hand, it you like some of the other features, but the 11/16" cedar is not that important, then you are usually better off selecting an LK Plus and adding the upgrades you like.
(Alert: Some pass off 5/8 cedar as 11/16. Ours is a true 11/16".)

Construction Details

Click to view installation manual for your selected sauna kit:

Note: Below are merely short form instructions for your consideration. The material kit will come with a full manual including detailed drawings.

YOU SUPPLY:
Framing

Use 2 x 4 construction grade spruce studs to frame the walls and ceiling. If the ceiling span is over 10', use 2 x 6 studs. Unless otherwise specified, for saunas up to 8' x 8', the walls are LINED HORIZONTALLY and FRAMED VERTICALLY. Frame the walls at 16" on center. Frame or strap the ceiling to an inside height of 82-1/2". Frame the ceiling so that the cedar will run the shortest direction. Provide extra blocking for bench supports and heater.

Standard kit height 821/2".  Most  Saunas are 7' height or lower. Minimum height is generally 75" to 78" depending on heater model.
Maximum sauna height should never be higher than 8'.  If you really want higher, we strongly urge being as close to 7' as you are willing to go; i.e. 7'-4" or 7'-6". 

Strapping
For standard horizontal lining, strapping is not required.
If lining vertically, strap (1 x 2 spf) over the foil to change direction. Can be used to create air space, but it is not necessary.

Wiring
Electrical rough-in of heater, control and light should be done at this time. If using an outside control, the thermostat should be installed at this stage. (See heater specifications and control wiring diagrams for wire and breaker sizes.) Hook-up of the heater and light can be done after the sauna is completed.

Insulation
The space between the studs in the walls and ceiling is filled with 3-1/2", R-12 fiberglass insulation.

 

WE SUPPLY:
Vapour Barrier

Foil vapour barrier over the inside edge face of studs over the insulation.

Lining
Use the specified lengths of tongue and groove cedar (see "Material Packing List"). Depending on the actual inside finished size of your sauna, it may be necessary to trim these boards. Nail through the tongue only in order to conceal all nail heads (Blind nailing). Use the 11/2" nails supplied. Install the tongue and groove cedar to the ceiling first. Start lining the walls at the floor and work your way up. The first cedar board should be left about 1/2" off the floor. Cut the last board to fit.

Fasteners
Fasteners supplied are galvanized nails and treated deck screws. All fastening is to be blind nailed.

Benches
Depending on kit selected, there are clear cedar 1 x 4 or 2 x 4 boards for bench top construction. Depending on the actual inside finished size of your sauna, it may be necessary to trim these boards. Before doing any fastening, select the boards to make sure the better face of the board comes out on the sitting surface. When building the benches, the better side will be face down as you are fastening from the bottom. This is so there are no nails or screws on the finished surface. Use the treated nails and screws supplied. If the sauna is 5' or more deep, the top bench is 20" deep and the bottom bench is 16" deep. If the sauna is 4' deep, the benches will be 20" & 8". Spacing between the bench boards should be about 9/16". (You can make gap smaller, but it will affect overall bench depth. You will have to adjust framing accordingly).
It is important to have two tier benches. the warmest air is closer ot ceiling. Sitting at a lower level, you will not feel the heat.

Door (door picture gallery)
Cedar framed door with 16" x 64" glass or Solid cedar door with smaller 12"x24" window.
All doors are Pre-hung on 9/16" x 4-9/16" jamb.
Standard Door size = 24" x 74". Standard  Rough opening=26" x 761/2". 
(Except Frameless Glass Door = 24" x 72". Rough Opening=271/2 x 75".)
Larger and custom doors available (i.e Tall Door=24"x78", Commercial Door=28"x78", Handicap=36"x80"
SAUNA DOORS SHOULD OPENS OUT.

Heater
Sauna Craft CW- model heaters can be mounted in the corner or on a straight wall.
Tylo Sauna Heaters are designed to mount on the straight wall.

Heater Guard
Use the 2 x 2 for the vertical posts and the 1 x 3 for the horizontal rails. Due to their "cool-touch" shells, Tylo heaters may not require a guard.

Cedar Floor (optional)
Use 1 x 4 cedar, square edge laid over cedar sleepers. Build as with benches with good face on walking surface. Top boards should be spaced approx. 5/8" apart. The sleepers should be placed at 1'-0" on center.

Other Considerations
Drainage
Commercial saunas should have a drain in the center of the floor (sloped to the drain) to facilitate cleaning.
Most residential saunas have drains, but it is not essential. Water should only be used in moderation. 

Tile
For residential, tile is attractive and functional; however it is also acceptable to leave concrete. If floor is sloped, mosaic tiles are best. 
You may add a tile baseboard up the wall 2-3".

 

Material Liner Kit Freight Estimate

CANADA
Most Kits are picked up at our factory.  For all others please call for shipping rate.
 

UNITED STATES
Freight will be confirmed before the the order is finalized.
The U.S. freight table below is an estimate based your part of the country.

Sauna Kits are shipped via transport truck. Delivery is curbside (at the end of your driveway).
Lift gate delivery is included where available (for sizes up to 92")

Packaging: There is a $150 charge for Packaging Sauna Kit & Palletizing for Shipment.
US FREIGHT ZONES
Sauna Size4x4 to 5x64x7 to 5x76x7 to 6x87x7 to 8x88x8 (12Kw) to 8x10
Zone 1$330.00$370.00$420.00$450.00$470.00
Zone 2$340.00$380.00$440.00$470.00$480.00
Zone 3$340.00$380.00$440.00$470.00$480.00
Zone 4$420.00$480.00$540.00$600.00$630.00
Zone 5$360.00$400.00$460.00$500.00$580.00
Zone 6$440.00$500.00$560.00$600.00$650.00
Zone 7$420.00$480.00$540.00$600.00$650.00
Zone 8$500.00$550.00$600.00$650.00$650.00
Zone 9$550.00$650.00$700.00$800.00$800.00
Zone 10$550.00$650.00$700.00$800.00$800.00

 

See Sauna Craft Brochure page

(4kW to 9kW)
CW Wall Mounted (Exterior Controls)
CTT Wall Mounted (Built-in Controls)

Wall or Corner mounted
Wall hung
Stainless Steel (304) shell and inner baffles

 

CWS:

Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.

CW-XR:

100% Stainless Steal.

Warranty 

CWS/CWM:

Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:

Lifetime.

Commercial Warranty:

3 year

(12kW to 18kW)
FM Floor Standing (Exterior Controls)

Floor Standing
Stainless Steel (304) shell and inner baffles

FM:

Black high heat, baked enamel frame & rock tray.

FM-XR:

100% Stainless Steal.

Warranty 

CWS/CWM:

Residential Warranty: 5 years.

Commercial Warranty:

1 year

CW-XR: Residential Warranty:

Lifetime.

Commercial Warranty:

3 year

XR Model Heaters - Deep Rock Basket

CW-XR and FM-XR have deep mesh rock basket
Vertical column of rocks and better vaporization

Sauna Heater

The heart of every sauna is the sauna heater.
Tylö sauna heaters are widely renowned and greatly respected for their high quality and distinct features - but not everyone knows all the reasons for this. That's why we'd like to take this opportunity to point out some of the most important benefits of the Tylö design and explain what this means for you. Read on to find out why the hottest range of sauna heaters on the market knocks all the others cold.

Safe to touch.
"Thermosafe" velvety covering ensures a low surface temperature - just 40°C on the front and sides of the heater.

Quickest heat-up time.
Twin side chambers maximize the through-flow of air, minimize heat-up time and economize on running costs. No other sauna heater uses less energy. 

The lowest energy consumption.
Test after test confirms that Tylö is the most energy-efficient sauna heater.

Tylo saunas vs other saunas

The most even bathing temperature.
A divided output is the secret behind the constant bathing temperature and lower energy consumption of a Tylö heater. Divided output means the heaters elements cycle in stages. Other heaters go on/off, on/off, etc. causing a temperature swing. Tylo heaters maintain an overall higher and more consistent temperature.

The finest material quality.
Only Tylö has a solid-cast top, inner casing and stainless steel stone compartment.

The best heating elements.
Tylö is the only sauna manufacturer to produce its own heating elements - the very heart of every heater. High quality here is crucial for a long service life, and Tylö elements are widely regarded as unsurpassed.

Optimum water sprinkling.
A deep generously proportioned stone compartment, and direct contact between the stones and the heating elements ensure perfect water sprinkling with 100% vaporization. 

The right quantity of stones.
Tylö makes sure that the quantity of stones is perfectly matched to the output. Too many stones prolong heating-up times, leading to higher energy consumption and poorer steam generating performance. Tylö heaters are also the only ones on the market that can be used with or without stones.

 

Tylo sauna heater

Built-in humidifier.
This unique Tylö feature further enhances your sauna bathing experiences.

Superior performance.
With a Tylö heater, you can enjoy a pleasant sauna, wet or dry, at whatever temperature you choose from 40-90°C (104-194°F).

Best in the test.
Time and time again Tylö has scored top marks in Finnish sauna tests. Tylö was first awarded the coveted 'Best in Test' accolade in competition with seven Finnish heaters in 1982. A test published in a Finnish magazine (Kuluttaja no. 5, 1995) confirmed that Tylö also has the quickest heating-up time and lowest energy consumption. A SEMKO test in April 1999 confirmed this result and also proved that the steam generating performance of Tylö heaters was unrivaled.

Combi (Soft Sauna)

 

The Tylo Sense Combi is quite simply the most sophisticated sauna heater on the market - the only heater that lets you enjoy traditional or Soft Sauna in one and the same room. The choice is yours. We call it Soft Sauna.

A gentle way to share a pleasurable experience. It is just as much a way of life as it is a technical sensation, and yet it takes up just a few square meters of space in your home. Invite your friends and family, select a therapeutic essential oil, feel the warmth and gentle. Steam engulf you, and enjoy being together. Let Soft Sauna make an impression on your day.

 

What's Your Temperature?

Soft Sauna picks up where traditional saunas leave off. Some people prefer a hot and quick sauna, others like to linger in mild temperatures, enjoying the gentle steam and aromatic fragrances. Test for yourself which temperatures and options are ideal for you and your relaxing moment.

Imagine having a family home spa with the resources of a professional spa where you can relax together, exquisitely engulfed in steam and aromatic scents – and yet also be able to enjoy the relaxing dry heat of a traditional sauna. Choose the sauna cubicle and heater that suits you and the way you want your moment to be. A moment that stretches on and beyond.

 

Double Your Enjoyment

The Combi is like having two saunas in one. In dry mode, it operates like a typical sauna - high heat, low humidity. In "soft sauna" or steam-sauna mode, it is an entirely different sensation. When you splash water on the rocks, you to get that blast of heat. Many of those who enjoy saunas love that sensation. Others find it a bit too intense. When you slow boil  the water, you soften the heat. It takes the edge off. The Combi broadens the appeal of saunas. Those who have historically not like saunas really enjoy it. And old fashioned sauna enthusiast love it even more. You can still splash water on the rocks in steam mode to get that wave of extra heat. The Sense Combi is a true hybrid. Two distinct sauna experiences in one and the same room.

 

Can I Have Steam In a Cedar Room?

The Combi produces steam and the sauna is more humid that a typical sauna, but it does not generate steambath levels of steam. It is not a Turkish bath. You will see steam rising off the heater and you will feel the difference, but the walls do not get wet. And once the Combi has completed its steam cycle, the sauna portion comes on high for 20 minutes to help bake the room dry.

 

Click for more info:  Tylo Combi Steaming Sauna Heater Brochure

Don't See Your Size or Shape?

Go To "Contact Us" page.  You can fill in description and attached file or picture of your layout

ADVANTAGES TO A SAUNA MATERIAL KITThe Sauna Material 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 molding and door casing which are not readily available.
At Saunafin, our sauna kits have no seams.  We provide only full-length boards (up to 8')  

COSTWhen using Clear Cedar for your sauna, there is no better value than one of our home sauna kits.  Lumber supply and Big Box Building warehouses, carry either premium priced 8' or random length (6'-20') (if they carry clear cedar at all).  Saunas are generally small rooms.  Most use 4',5',6' and 7'. Major mills set aside these high quality "shorts" as less valuable. Well, not for saunas.  Saunafin orders truckloads of shorts at preferential prices and we pass those savings on to our customers.
When purchasing a Saunafin material kit, the heater and door are included at wholesale price levels, making the kit that much more valuable.
Purchasing a kit vs. buying your sauna "a la carte" will generally save you $400-$800.

SAUNA KIT VERSATILITYSauna kitIt 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, the exterior can be drywall and painted to match the outside decor of a bathroom.

NOTHING COULD BE EASIERWith 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 moldings 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.

QUALITYOur 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 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.

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