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Around the world, and particularly in Scandinavian countries, saunas have been used for thousands of years for their social and therapeutic benefits.
Each Backcountry Scandinavian barrel sauna kit comes complete with either a wood-fired or electric heater, wooden water bucket and ladle, sauna rocks, a combination thermometer/hydrometer gauge, interior seating benches and lighting.
Our easy to follow instructions for self-assembly make setting up your sauna a breeze. No special tools or carpentry skills are required and our instructions are written with the DIY customer in mind. All lumber pieces are pre-cut and complete assembly typically takes less than 3-4 hours. Upgrade your backyard or recreational property with the addition of a therapeutic Scandinavian sauna.
OUR SAUNA DESIGN
The Scandinavian sauna is held in place by sturdy stainless steel components and minimal fasteners (see photos). This system allows the lumber staves to expand and contract to form a tight seal.. The Scandinavian sauna design is noted for its efficiency, even distribution of heat, and visual appeal.
MATERIALSProudly made from Scandinavian Thermowood! Thermowood is created by heat treating Scandinavian softwood to temperatures ranging from 180 – 230° in special chamber kilns for up to 96 hours. Steam is used as a protective gas and helps to prevent the wood from splitting and becoming damaged during treatment. Wood that has been heat treated is much more porous than untreated wood, vastly improving its insulating properties. This process makes the perfect material for saunas!
Want to learn more about Thermowood? Check our our wood comparison page here
The door hinges, heater, fasteners and bands are made of stainless steel. The sauna comes with a tempered and tinted full glass door with self-closing hinges.
PERFORMANCEThese saunas will heat quickly--to as much as 195 F (90 Celsius) in under an hour. Every Backcountry barrel sauna comes with a either a wood-fired or electric stainless steel heater, water bucket & ladle, sauna rocks and combination thermometer/hygrometer so that you may begin enjoying the authentic sauna experience as soon as the assembly is complete.
ATMOSPHERESoft interior lighting, opposite-facing benches that allow bathers to enjoy good conversation, and a sturdy heater fence made from aromatic cedar or pine scents, all promote the authentically relaxing experience that is tradition in the Scandinavian sauna experience.
SHIPPINGWe ship our saunas all across Canada and the United States to sauna enthusiasts who enjoy the wellness benefits of heat and steam! Depot pickup is always 199$ or we can get a quote for curbside delivery.
- Pre-cut and grooved lumber, 1.5” thickness
- 100% Scandinavian Thermowood
- 6Kw or 9kw ETL Certified electric heater with temperature controls and timer available
- Wood burning options available
- Tempered and tinted full glass door with stainless steel hinges
- Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater and fasteners
- Interior explosion-proof light bulkhead (wiring should be sourced locally)
- Wooden heater guard
- Integral door handle/towel bar
- 2 opposite facing benches for sitting or reclining
- 1 x head rest and 1 x back cradle
- Includes wooden water bucket & ladle, thermometer/hygrometer, and sand timer
- Sauna windows: 2 in the front wall
Safety fence for heater: For electric heater
Please note: Bitumen roof shingles sold separately as an add-on