Here’s part of an email with Josh, who is happily building his own sauna:
Good question on the sauna door. I make my own. Here’s what you can do:
- Frame and your interior wall, frame for about a 26″x6’5″ sauna door.
- Cut a piece of plywood sheathing 3/4″ less than your height and width. This is the basis for your sauna door.
- tongue and groove panel the outside face of your plywood.
- Staple foil bubble wrap insulation to the inside face of your plywood.
- Tongue and groove cedar the inside of your door, on top of the foil wrap. Tip: run your siding the opposite direction as your walls, it looks better. If you really want to be resourceful, you may be able to use your cedar t&g cuts from your walls to make a really cool pattern.
- nail in a door stop to your door frame.
- Screw in some hinges and a funky wood door handle.
- Hang your door.
- Leave a slat towards the bottom for air flow. This is the best way to vent your sauna.
- Door window: It’s easy to use a skill saw to cut out for a window.
The end result is that you have a nice solid 2″ door. (5/8″ plywood, 2@ 5/8″ paneling).
Josh, you going with a Kuuma Stove from Tower?
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From: Josh Collins >
To: glenn auerbach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, December 7, 2009 10:37:58 AM
Subject: Re: Sauna Q’s