Hemlock Lumber & Paneling
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, hemlock, 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.
Hemlock, also called tsuga, is a very hardy wood that is used to make furniture and flooring due to its stability and water resistance, which makes it excellent for paneling in a sauna. With its reddish hue, hemlock matches well with western red cedar. Our hemlock tongue & groove paneling comes in 1/2" thick by 4" wide.
Applying paraffin oil to the hemlock panels will darken it, giving it a more cedar look. The paraffin oil will also help protect the wood, by keeping excess moisture out of the wood.
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 or hemlock 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 degree angles on corners for a 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.