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A simple formula: A good contractor + Sauna Build Start to Finnish ebook = an authentic sauna.

Dave Olson's sauna well crafted and nestled into his backyard.

As AUTHENTIC sauna is becoming more popular, many homeowners are excited with the opportunity to have their own sauna, yet frustrated because contractors are too busy building additions, decks, and garages to undertake a sauna build for a client.

For these same homeowners, despite the prospect of not having to quit their day job, building their own sauna is too daunting.

So, what’s a homeowner to do?

  1. Find a good contractor.
  2. Invest in my ebook: Sauna Build, Start to Finnish.
  3. Have the contractor read #2.

BONUS: After your contractor builds you a kick ass authentic sauna, they will be empowered to build another sauna for the next person, or more likely, one for themselves.

I have worked directly with a bunch of contractors, helping them understand the nuances of sauna building. It’s easy to get freaked out about moisture, stove clearances, and “aufgussing” but a good contractor isn’t afraid to get out of their comfort zone and learn something new.

A good contractor isn’t afraid to live.

Sauna building is a great thing.  Any decent contractor can tackle the process.  I’m on your team.  I’m on your contractor’s team.

Let’s do this already!

Dave Olson’s sauna well crafted and nestled into his backyard.

3 thoughts on “A simple formula: A good contractor + Sauna Build Start to Finnish ebook = an authentic sauna.”

  1. Do you accept Paypal?

    I’m in Indonesia, really hard to import a sauna stove all the way from the US or Europe… any advices on how to build decent, small wood burning sauna stove?

    Cheers

  2. Hi Glenn, I’ve converted my shed to a sauna and its been great. However, the shed was framed with pressure treated wood. Now, I have concerns about the treated wood in the sauna but its behind a foil vapor barrier and t&g cedar paneling. What is your take? Should I rip out the cedar and put up some plywood over the treated wood or do you think its ok the way it is?

  3. Hi Arsen: If we peel back the concern of treated wood, i’d assume it to be the dreaded “off gassing” from chemicals in the wood, permeating into the hot room, moved along by the heat. As you have applied foil vapor barrier, sealing air and moisture from and into joist cavities, if I were a betting man, i’d say any bad stuff is safely contained, separate from your hot room.

    Yes, we want this to be so, but I am trying to follow through with the thinking of any logic to the contrary and can’t find it.

    It’d be a shame to have to rip everything apart, and I wouldn’t do that. (in other words, I think you’re fine).

    Totally up for any other line of thinking/rationalle via comments here.

    Eg. I have had folks contact me, concerned that every finish nail going through vapor barrier creates a thermal break to the foil. Theoretically, this may be microscopically correct, yet the bottom line is that there is no air flow. No reason for moisture to want to get behind cedar paneling and into the ultra minute gaps, if any did exist. And same goes for any yuckiness behind your foil. No air flow, no permeation. That’s how I see it.

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