Timbers We Use
Because New Zealand timbers are so young they are not able to be used for building saunas as they tend to dry out and splinter. Timbers from the Arctic circle are much older and can withstand the high temperatures that Saunas require. We have built Saunas in Larch, Teak, Aspen, Hemlock, Abachi and Yellow Cedar, but mainly use Canadian Red Cedar and Swedish Spruce.
Canadian Red Cedar Characteristics -
It has a unique ability to resist taking on outside odours, but always emits its own unique aroma. Cedar has long been the wood of choice due to its ability to withstand harsh climates and its resistance to decay. It is a dark wood which leans towards a red and gold colouring.
Swedish Spruce Characteristics –
This is a light coloured, fine-grained wood with knots that give it a characteristic look. This wood is traditionally used in Saunas and is lighter in appearance than some other woods. It does not produce much resin and therefore will not darken with time. It is a sound choice if you want quality at a price similar to Cedar.
Aspen Characteristics –
Aspen wood is white and soft which is cool to touch and has low flammability. It is a beautiful elegant timber and used for high end Domestic Sauna. The selected SAWO Aspen does not have any visible knots.
New Zealand Sauna offer a full range of accessories;
These can be purchased individually or as a set.
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