Nordic Spruce 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.
Nordic Spruce sauna wood paneling is a great choice for any residential or commercial sauna. The quality rustic look (with small tight knots) is very traditional and beautiful with its unique wood grain. Nordic Spruce sauna wood is popular for use in Finland and European traditional saunas. Nordic Spruce sauna wood has a traditional v-groove style tongue and groove milling pattern with pressure relief grooves in back for air flow. Nordic spruce is currently only available in 82 3/4" lengths.
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 tongue and groove woods that are typically not refined for sauna building.
|Wood||Order Size||Pattern||Actual Size||Price|
|Nordic Finnish Spruce||1" x 4"||Tongue & Groove WF||9/16" x 3 1/4"||$4.25 per square ft.|
|Oak||1" x 6"||Planed Surface 3 Sides||3/4" x 4 7/8"||$5.00 per linear ft|
Nordic Spruce T&G sauna boards are most commonly installed vertically for a seamless look and less waste, boards are about 7' long. 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 have no waste. 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 this paneling size as a 1" x 4" (which is starting rough size before finish milling) and priced per linear foot. We offer actual sized paneling, priced per actual square foot of coverage.
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.