The Superior Sauna Experience

Cedar Paneling & Trim

We offer the largest variety of sauna quality lumber available on the internet! 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. The most popular sauna wood paneling types are tongue & groove white aspen and western red cedar. Complete your sauna wood paneling installation with a trim package of cove molding, baseboard and door trim in Cedar or Basswood.

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" milled to perfection.

Superior Sauna Cedar and Basswood Trim

Sauna wood trim will complete your sauna project, just finish cut for an exact fit. Cedar or Basswood types of trim will match most light or dark sauna paneling. Or select wood type to contrast with your sauna wood paneling, such as bright basswood trim against red cedar sauna paneling or darker cedar trim against white Aspen paneling. Trim for walls and ceiling is the Cove Molding type. Trim for sauna doors transitions from low profile inside edge to full thickness at outer edge. Cut door trim at 45 deg. angles on corners for seamless look.

Order a Sample Pack of Superior Saunas materials and compare the quality to your local available T&G woods that are typically not refined for sauna building.

Wood Order Size Pattern Actual Size Price
Western Red Cedar 1/2" x 4" Tongue & Groove EV 1/2" x 3 1/2" $6.95 per square ft.
Western Red Cedar 11/16" x 4" Tongue & Groove EV 11/16" x 3" $9.95 per square ft
Western Red Cedar 2" x 6" Eased(Curved) 4 Edges 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" $9.00 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 2" x 4" Surfaced 4 Sides, Eased Edges 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" $5.95 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 2" x 2" Surfaced 4 Sides 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" $1.75 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1" x 6" Eased (curved) 4 Edges 11/16" x 5 1/2" $4.95 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1" x 4" Eased (curved) 2 Edges On Face 11/16" x 3 1/2" $2.75 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1" x 3" W/D Casing 7/16" x 2 1/8" $2.75 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1" x 2" Eased (curved) 2 Edges 7/16" x 1 1/2" $1.00 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1" x 1" Superior Cove 3/4" x 3/4" $1.50 per linear ft
Western Red Cedar 1 3/8" Flat Flats 1/4" x 1 3/8" $1.50 per linear ft

Superior Sauna Cedar Sauna Example

Superior Sauna Cedar Paneling Example

Superior Sauna Cedar Paneling Example

Paneling Tips

Western Red Cedar Sauna Wood boards are most commonly installed vertically for a seamless look and less waste, as most common board length is 8' length. Some people prefer the horizontal look of sauna woods, which usually costs more as there is more waste. For example a 5' wide x 7' high wall paneled vertically would only have about 1' of waste on each board. This wall paneled horizontally would have almost 3' of waste. Most of our paneling woods are available in several lengths for minimal waste on-site installing the sauna kit.

Other Manufacturers may sell Cedar sauna wood paneling size as a 1x4" (which is starting rough size before finish milling) and priced per linear foot. We offer actual size paneling priced per square foot that is much easier to calculate for sauna building. Cedar sauna woods vary in color and shade, however our shop will select a good mix of boards for a consistent look. When assembling cedar sauna wood, it is best to layout boards for each wall before beginning, so overall look of sauna room will completed to your liking.

Tongue and groove wood paneling can be installed horizontally or vertically. Vertical is most common because there is usually little waste for a 7 foot ceiling height. We have several common lengths of sauna paneling in stock: 6', 7', 8', 9', and 10' lengths. (Nordic Spruce currently only available in 7' lengths.) The usual size of tongue and groove sauna paneling is 3/4" thick x 4" wide in 7 or 8 foot lengths. Some wood types may be available in 1" x 6" sizes. In most vertical applications you will need to fasten 2" x 2" nailers to the studs for proper backing to secure paneling to. Be sure to add supports behind the paneling where benches and a sauna heater will be installed.

Another option for an attractive pattern if you prefer end matching. Simply cut ends at a 45 degree angle. This is a great and economical way to minimize waste.

Cedar Paneling End Matching

Superior Sauna Nail Gun Example

Superior Sauna Cedar Tongue and Groove Detail