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Close the door!!!

Sauna etiquette: Rule #1:  “Don’t drip sweat in the cold water bucket!” Rule #2:   Don’t open the sauna door unless: A.  You’re coming into the

Writing in a sauna

Here’s my story… Not every day am I productive.  And I don’t claim to be the most productive guy on the block.  Having said this,

Reading in a sauna

You’ve probably been in those health club public saunas were the day’s (or yesterday’s) newspaper is strewn about  all over the benches.  Mixed feelings or

Lighting in a Sauna

I have applied decades of thought and research into lighting considerations for sauna. Here are a few bright ideas that may help you with your sauna building project, from candles to LEDs, I cover it all.

Barrel saunas from Minnesota

This is a way interesting sauna.  The only major issue that I see with the barrel sauna is that you step right out from your

Types of stoves

There are three types of sauna stoves out there.  I happen to be a nut for the wood stoves, you can pick whichever ones are

Music in a Sauna

Some like quiet and tranquility, especially Scandinavians.  Some like quiet conversation.  Either way, I think many like some music while taking a sauna,  but what

Best weather for a sauna

Some say snowy days are best; others like a cold rain. But as a rule of thumb, the worse the weather, the better the sauna.

Adding Water to the Rocks

Walking into a sauna and throwing a big splash of water on sauna rocks is like walking into a nice restaurant and belching.

Venting your Sauna

A better way to vent your sauna is to allow for about a 1/2″ or so crack along the bottom of your sauna door. Why

Wood stove or electric stove?

There is a whole pile of opinion both ways on this subject but here’s the bottom line:  a wood heated sauna stove makes for a

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