“We enjoyed every part of our sauna build project, but making our own sauna benches was especially rewarding.”
The itch to build more things came a year or so after completing their sauna project.
“My wife encouraged me to just keep going. I mean, we love the look and feel of our cedar sauna benches” he says, as he hands me 2×4 cedar boards from the back of his vehicle. Then, he turns to me with a knowing smile: “Besides, building things can be kind of cathartic.”
Though he prefers to remain anonymous, he’s a kindred spirit to most of us. He built his own wood burning sauna. He and his family deeply appreciate the “sanctity of sauna“. And like many of us, as he sits on his sauna bench and looks around, he’s prone to start thinking about tackling his next project.
“I started with the back patio. I figured, nothing looks better than natural cedar, so I built a couple of benches for out there.”
“These little foot stools used to be outside, too. But my wife asked if we could bring them to the bathroom.”
“I haven’t decided whether cedar benches are going to work in the living room, but the dining room is definitely next.”
A house filled with furniture to remind ourselves of sauna: what a warm idea! Saunatimes will keep you posted as the house furniture slowly get replaced by beautiful cedar furniture, inspired by this tried and true sauna bench design.