Sitting in a sauna is a great way to relax and have fun. Depending on the wood used to build a sauna, you can expect many different types of benefits. Different types of woods provide differences in looks, colors, aromas, costs and overall benefits.
Timber is a good choice for building saunas because wood traps heat naturally and is ideal for collecting moisture, which is required of a good sauna. It is especially beneficial if it is a soft wood that doesn’t easily crack and can handle high temperatures after several uses.
Choose from woods such as cedar, hemlock, basswood, eucalyptus, poplar, spruce aspen and hemlock. However, the most common and popular choice is cedar wood for saunas. Although it is a bit pricey, it is a light-colored soft wood that smells great during every use. Using a cedar wood sauna is a wonderful way to wind down after a long hard day.