Some Assembly Required.
If you're thinking of purchasing a prefabricated or precut sauna, it's important to know what's included in the deal. A prefabricated sauna comes with framed and insulated walls and requires minimal assembly. A precut sauna comes in standard or custom sizes and requires more labor. Even though the precut boards are already sized and labeled for assembly, you still need to frame and insulate the walls.
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A materials list for a precut sauna kit includes:
Tongue-and-groove boards for the walls and ceiling.
Materials for two-tiered benches, including fascia boards, stiffeners, crosspiece supports, and screws for bottom fastening.
Duckboard floor to cover the open part of the floor in front of the benches.
Heater and controls.
Heater guard, if necessary, to protect bathers from accidental contact.
Door, with or without a window, and related hardware.
Light fixture, which should be vapor-proof and rated for sauna use.
Foil vapor barrier.