Western Red Cedar sauna woods are very popular in North America and have that famous aromatic scent quality. Cedar sauna woods vary in color and shade, generally the heartwood is darker and outer layers are lighter. There are several grades of tongue & groove cedar sauna woods. The most popular for sauna use is the clear knot free #1 grade. With some effort in board placement, the overall look of the cedar sauna can be quite pleasing.
White Cedar sauna wood usually has more of a rustic look and feel. The color can vary from a pale grey to yellow tint. Because of the aromatic scent that cedar sauna woods are famous for, aspen wood is a sensible non-allergenic alternative to cedar woods.