Proper sauna tongue and groove paneling woods are typically kiln dried to 8% moisture, which stabilizes wood fibers for sauna use. This greatly reduces warpage and shrinkage of boards once installed.
Cedar sauna woods are strong, lightweight and generally do not warp or shrink over time. Red cedar provides a more comfortable and cooler sauna surface to sit and lean on, compared to more dense sauna woods. Cedar sauna wood naturally repels many bacteria, fungi and insects. All Cedar sauna woods have an aromatic scent, but the heartwood of Red Cedar trees has the strongest aroma and is popular in many American traditional saunas. Available in 1/2″ and 11/16″ thick. Our wide western red cedar sauna wood paneling is a clear grain premium grade (no knots). Each tongue & groove paneling board starts out as a 1″x4″ .