Is a barrel sauna with porch worth it?
Thanks to the efficient use of air space, there is less energy used to heat the room. Plus, the thick red cedar staves are excellent insulators, allowing the sauna’s exterior to remain cool to the touch, even at the top of the sauna.
100% GRADE-A CANADIAN RED CEDAR
All our cedar barrel saunas use 100% Canadian Red Cedar. We select the highest quality cedar for its proven resistance to weather and the elements. Cedar is the best choice of lumber for maximizing outdoor lifespan. With proper care and maintenance your cedar sauna should last 15-20 years.
TRADITIONAL SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN
The Scandinavian barrel sauna has a classic beauty in its elegant simplicity. Our barrel saunas are constructed with tongue and groove lumber staves that are held tightly together by stainless steel bands and fasteners. This interlocking system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract naturally, and to form a tight seal. The sauna unit sits on support cradles (included) that keep the sauna’s underside above the ground. Not only are our Scandinavian barrel sauna lovely to look at, their design is incredibly energy efficient and helps to distribute the heat evenly throughout the interior.
This version of our barrel sauna features a stylish covered front porch with two seats, cup holders and a towel rack. The front porch is perfect for relaxing and cooling off between sauna rounds.
THE RELAXATION COMES NATURALLY
Our sauna kit includes a wooden head rest, cradle and back rest so you can get comfortable. Sit on benches and enjoy the company of friends and loved ones in a sauna room filled with soft lighting and enjoy the aromatic scents of cedar. Our saunas give bathers a truly authentic and relaxing Scandinavian sauna experience.
HARVIA SAUNA HEATER, MADE IN FINLAND
Harvia is the world’s leading sauna heater manufacturer and Harvia heaters are considered the industry gold-standard. Harvia is was established in Finland in 1950 and has built an international reputation for exceptional quality. With a Harvia heater, you know you are getting a reliable product that you and your family can trust. All our Harvia sauna heaters are ETL certified and are manufactured in Finland. Our heaters are made from stainless steel and coated with a red enamel on the exterior.
WOOD-BURNING STOVE OPTION FOR OFF-GRID CUSTOMERS
Classic wood-burning saunas are very special. The crackling fire, warm steam from the rocks and the ritual of tending the fire all combine to create a timeless and unforgettable experience. The Harvia M3 is a compact wood burning stove which is perfect for our saunas. Installation of the chimney kit requires cutting a circular hole in the roof staves. This could be performed by a carpenter or a more experienced DIY customer. Please note that our chimney kit is sold separately. If you prefer, chimney pipe and stove accessories can be sourced independently. If you are sourcing yourself, you will need 6ft of 6″ diameter stove piping, interior protective flashing, a chimney collar and an external rain flange. Also note that the M3 wood stove is larger than the electric heaters and reduces the seating capacity of the sauna.
EASY SELF ASSEMBLY
Putting together the our sauna kits is easy! All our saunas are designed with the DIY customer in mind. All the pieces are pre-cut and grooved, so no sawing or cutting is required.
Anyone with novice woodworking skills could build one in approximately 4 hours. All the assembler will need is a level, Phillips screwdriver, 7/16″ and 9/16″ open end wrenches, 9/16″ deep socket wrench, vise grips, and a mallet.
Please note that our design team is always working to improve the quality and usability of our saunas. As a result, small details (e.g., type of accessories, bench slat quantity, direction of wall boards, door handle style, etc.) may differ slightly from the unit pictured above.
- Seats 4 – 6 people depending on the seating arrangement as well as the size and proximity of the bathers, refer to the product drawings for bench dimensions
- Pre-cut and grooved lumber, 1.5” thickness
- Grade A Canadian Red Cedar
- 6kw Harvia ETL Certified electric heater with temperature controls and timer
- Tempered glass door with stainless steel hinges
- Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater and fasteners
- Interior explosion-proof light bulkhead (wirings should be sourced locally)
- Wooden heater guard
- Integral door handle/towel bar
- Weather-resistant polymer or solid wood support cradles
- 2 opposite facing benches for sitting or reclining
- Includes water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks, thermometer/hygrometer, and sand timer
- Please note: Bitumen roof shingles sold seperately as an add-on