Sauna is a heat-generating product, & because of this nature, selecting the right wood is very important in building a sauna. If cheap wood is used, it may bend or deteriorate in the future.
We use only center cut Canadian Western Red Cedar wood inside & out of the unit for unmatched beauty & durability. Canadian Western Red Cedar is considered the best wood to build a sauna because of its uniform and fine grained texture combined with a palette of warm, mellow tones. It produces natural oil and other extractives that act as preservatives to protect the wood from insect attacks and decay-causing fungi. Beauty aside, its cellular structure creates interior air spaces that give it an insulation value higher than most woods.
Other manufacturers normally purchase there wood from a lumber dealer. This makes it extremely hard for them to select the best quality center cut wood. At Nordic Sauna, we only select the best center cut because we get our wood straight from the source.