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Sauna Material Kit

The Sauna Material Package (or Kit) is designed specifically for the do-it-yourselfer and renovator. You provide your own framing, insulation and exterior finishing materials. The sauna package provides everything else. It is the "inside skin" of the sauna.

Saunafin offers three tiers of do-it-yourself sauna kits from entry level to designer models. This does not mean you are "locked" into option A, B or C. With any kit, you can build and customize to your own preferences. You can add L-benches, choose from a selection of doors, heaters, controls, and sauna accessories. And if you don't see what you want, just ask or send us a drawing. We can prepare a kit for virtually any layout.

Click the one of the "LK" models to view and customize prices.  
See TAB "Sauna Kit Price List (PDF) to view all prices on single page

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  • Sauna Kit Comparison
  • LK-PRIME INCLUDES:
  • LK-NPLUS INCLUDES:
  • LK-PREMIUM INCLUDES:
  • Sauna Kit Price List (PDF)
  • Common Sauna Layouts
  • Why A Sauna Kit
  • Get to Know Us
  • Testimonials & Photos

See Sauna Kit Comparison Chart

Comparing All Three Sauna Material Kits

 

Overview

LK-Prime

LK-Prime       Erything you need to build
a great sauna

  • 1x4 bench tops/2x2 supports
  • Single pane glass in Door 

LK-NPlus

LK-NPlus

OUR MOST POPULAR

Everything you need and then some

  • 2x4 bench and supports
  • Pre-Hung Cedar framed door with thermopane insulated 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 and supports
  • Pre-Hung Cedar/Insulated glass door
  • Upgraded Heater & control
  • Designer features and accessories
Lining9/16" Thickness9/16" Thickness11/16" Thickness
LiningFull Lengths(no seams up to 8')
Horizontal Standard (up to 8'x8'). Veertical avaialble 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-BenchOptional
BackrestOptionalOptionalYES
Bench SkirtOptionalOptional

Top  Bench Riser

Door

Cedar frame with 16" x 64"
5mm
single pane tempered glass 
(Door Pre-hin on Jamb)

Other door optional

Cedar frame with 16"x64"
thermopane tempered insulated glass
(Door Pre-hung on Jamb)

Other door options

Cedar frame with 16"x64"
thermopane
tempered insulated glass
(Door Pre-hung on Jamb)

Other door options

Heater

Sauna Craft CW-M Model

surgical stainless steel frame & shell

Other heater options

Sauna Craft CW-M Model

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

 

LK Prime Kits Include:

 

Benches:

1X4 Clear Cedar bench tops. Benches are supported by wall cleats and 2x2 legs.
2x4 bench tops not available with LK Prime kit (go to LK-NPlus or LK-Premium).

Door:

Cedar framed door with Single pane tempered glass is standard with LK Prime (Clear glass).
Prime door is knock-down (not pre-hung). Jamb, hinges, handle included.

Rough opening (26" x 76-1/2").
Optional upgrade to any other pre-hung doors.


All KITS INCLUDE:

 

Vapour Barrier:

Foil vapour barrier. Adds insulation value because of heat reflective qualities.

Lining:

1 x 4 (9/16") tongue & groove (T&G), "Clear" grade Western red cedar for walls and ceiling.
(Saunas up 8' are line horizontally and have no seams. Saunas over 8' line vertically and may require seams.)

Heater:

Includes our Standard model Sauna Craft CWM Model Heater (sized according to room size).
Optional upgrade to any other of our Sauna Craft or Tylo brand sauna heaters.

Control:

Includes our Standard model Sauna Craft TPT3 Model Mechanical Control.

Light:

Vapour proof marine light fixture.

Heater Guard:

2 x 2 vertical posts with 1 x 3 rails.

Trim:

5/8 x 5/8 Cedar Corner molding for walls and ceiling.

Casing:

1x3 cedar casing for door interior. (Optional additional casing for exterior of door.)

Vent:

Cedar slide vent for outlet.

Fasteners:

Galvanized finishing nails for T&G lining.
Galvanized box nails and treated screws for benches.


 

Notes & Specifications:

  • Standard sauna height is 82½".
  • Kits up to 8' x 8' are lined horizontally (unless otherwise noted.)
  • Unless otherwise specified, the door is located somewhere on the long wall and cedar on the ceiling runs the shortest span.
  • Standard two tier benches on long, back wall opposite door. Bench depths: Top = 20"; Bottom = 16" (for saunas under 5' deep, bottom bench is 8".)
  • Standard Door Rough Opening is 26" x 76½". (Note: Frameless Glass door has different rough opening size.)

 

Note Re: material length:

Cedar lining materials come to you 1/4" below the foot.
For example: a 5' x 7' kit includes boards that are 593/4" and 833/4". You can "stretch" your framing 1", so 61" x 85" is OK.  But any longer means you will be short. You either need to go to next size of sauna or strap the walls to reduce slightly.

Testimonials       Photo Gallery

LK-NPlus Kits Include:

 

Benches:

2X4 CLEAR CEDAR bench tops.
Bench supports are wall cleats and 2x4 floor supports.

Door:

Cedar frame door with 16" x 64" thermopane (insulated) glass.
Clear glass. Optional upgrade to any other door offered.

Note: Our Standard rough opening (26" x 761/2").


All Kits Include:

Vapour Barrier:

Foil vapour barrier. Adds insulation value because of heat reflective qualities.

Lining:

1 x 4 (9/16") tongue & groove (T&G), "CLEAR" grade Western red cedar for walls and ceiling.
(Saunas up 8' are lined horizontally and have no seams. Saunas over 8' line vertically and may require seams).

Heater:

Includes our Standard model Sauna Craft CWM Model Heater (sized according to room size).
Optional upgrade to any other of our Sauna Craft or Tylo brand sauna heaters.

Control:

Includes our Standard model Sauna Craft TPT3 Model Mechanical Control.

Light:

Vapour proof marine light fixture.

Heater Guard:

2 x 2 vertical posts with 1 x 3 rails.

Trim:

Cedar Corner molding for walls and ceiling.

Casing:

1x3 cedar casing for door interior.  (Optional additional casing for exterior of door.)

Vent:

Cedar slide vent for outlet.

Fasteners:

Galvanized finishing nails for T&G lining.
Treated screws for benches.


 

Notes & Specifications:

  • Standard sauna height is 82½".
  • Kits up to 8' x 8' are lined horizontally (unless otherwise noted).
  • Unless otherwise specified, the door is located somewhere on the long wall and cedar on the ceiling runs the shortest span.
  • Standard two tier benches on long, back wall opposite door. Bench depths: Top = 20"; Bottom = 16" (for saunas under 5' deep, bottom bench is 8").
  • Standard Door Rough Opening is 26" x 761/2". (Note: Frameless Glass door has different rough opening size).

 

Note Re: material length:

Cedar lining materials come to you 1/4" below the foot.
For example: a 5' x 7' kit includes boards that are 593/4" and 833/4". You can stretch your framing 1, so 61" x 85" is OK. But any longer means you will be short. You either need to go to next size of sauna or strap the walls to reduce slightly.

Testimonials       Photo Gallery

LK Premium Kits Include:

 

Lining:

Wall/Ceiling lining material is our thickest 11/16" T&G cedar.

Benches:

2X4 Clear Cedar bench tops
Benches are supported by wall cleats and 2x4 floor legs.

Door:

Cedar frame door with 16" x 64" thermopane (insulated) glass
Clear glass. Optional upgrade to any other door offered.
Note: Our Standard rough opening (26" x 761/2").

Heater:

Includes our most popular Sauna Craft CW-XR Model Heater (sized according to room size).
100% stainless steel, deep rock basket, limited lifetime warranty.
Optional upgrade to Tylo brand sauna heaters.

Control:Includes Sauna Craft EL-13 Electronic control, with digital display.
Backrest:Designer Backrest on back wall behind top benches. (Optional designer "flower" insert)
Skirt:Bench Skirt (blinders) in top riser between top and bottom benches.
Accessories:Sauna bucket, dipper, thermometer and picket style light shade


All Kits Include:

Vapour Barrier:

Foil vapour barrier. Adds insulation value because of heat reflective qualities.

Lining:

LK Premium comes with 1 x 4 (11/16") tongue & groove (T&G), "CLEAR" grade Western red cedar for walls and ceiling.

Light:

Vapour proof marine light fixture.

Heater Guard:

2 x 2 vertical posts with 1 x 3 rails.

Trim:

Cedar Corner molding for walls and ceiling.

Casing:

TWO 1x3 cedar casing for door.

Vents:

One cedar slide cent for outlet.
(LK premium also includes extra cedar fixed vent grill for inlet.)

Fasteners:

Galvanized finishing nails for T&G lining.
Treated deck screws for benches.


 

Notes & Specifications:

  • Standard sauna height is 82½".
  • Kits up to 8' x 8' are lined horizontally (unless otherwise noted).
  • Unless otherwise specified, the door is located somewhere on the long wall and cedar on the ceiling runs the shortest span.
  • Standard two tier benches on long, back wall opposite door. Bench depths: Top = 20"; Bottom = 16" (for saunas under 5' deep, bottom bench is 8").
  • Standard Door Rough Opening is 26" x 761/2". (Note: Frameless Glass door has different rough opening size)

 

Note Re material length:

Cedar lining materials come to you 1/4" below the foot.
For example: a 5' x 7' kit includes boards that are 593/4" and 833/4". You can "stretch" your framing 1", so 61" x 85" is OK. But any longer means you will be short. You either need to go to next size of sauna or strap the walls to reduce slightly.

Testimonials       Photo Gallery


You can view and customize saunas above.


Price Lists below for those who prefer an "all-in-one" format.
 

       US Customers: 
Click Link: Sauna Kit Price List-US Customers


                       Canadian Customers:
Click Link: Sauna Kit Price List- Canadian Customers

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.

About Us


Saunafin is a second-generation family run business that has been manufacturing saunas since 1962. At Saunafin, we continue to pride ourselves on the quality of our materials, our commitment to customer service and our ability to provide both at competitive prices.

Saunafin Showroom

What sets Saunafin apart from other online sauna stores?
Two Things: Installations and Walk-In Traffic.  We install about seventy-five saunas a year locally. We have first hand experience with all the minute details and we understand the thought process that goes into planning how the sauna fits in to new construction or renovation plans.

We also have a very busy retail showroom dedicated strictly to saunas and steambaths. We meet daily with homeowners, renovators and custom home builders. We have seven saunas and a steamshower on display. We are the largest retailer of saunas in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. We have continuous hands-on interaction with our customers and we discuss in detail the various items and options we offer. Saunafin has a factory and retail showroom outside Toronto.

Along with our thousands of residential saunas, Saunafin has supplied saunas and steambaths in the Palazzo Hotel Casino and M Resort Casino (Las Vegas), Rogers Centre (formally Skydome), Casino Windsor, Casino Rama, Toronto Blue Jays and the Ottawa Senators. We are a specified contractor for the YMCA, LA Fitness and Movati Fitness. Our years of installing saunas have provided us with a wealth of practical experience. We use this experience to help you plan your sauna and provide a comprehensive and easy to install sauna kit.

We manufacture our own line of sauna heaters, which are sold under the Sauna Craft brand name. We are also the Canadian distributor and the largest North American provider for the highly regarded TYLO sauna heaters manufactured in Sweden. In 2017, Saunafin's owner Mike Wynn was named Chairman of CSA (Canadian Standards Association) sub-committee for sauna heaters. Relying on his 30 years experience in the sauna business, he has been actively involved with CSA in updating heater standards as regulatory bodies try to consolidate standards across North America and Europe.

 

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