There are a few different ways to build sauna benches, and here’s a play by play on my favorite.
Keep in mind:
- Hide the knots
- Hide your screws
- Make your benches about 1/4″ less in length than your actual wall to wall dimensions, so you can get them in place.
- 2×4 cedar
- 2 3/4″” wood screws
- table saw
- miter saw
In your hot room, screw in 2×4 headers along the back wall and 2 sides 28 1/2″ from the floor (note the location of your studs, screw through your t&g cedar and into the studs behind.. use 3 1/2″ screws). Set your upper bench on top of your header and secure underneath with a couple screws .
For your lower benches, make a couple sets of legs 12 1/2″ tall. Set your lower bench on your frame with a couple screws.
Your lower benches will sit at 16″ (12 1/2″ + 3 1/2″) and your upper benches at 32″.