Sourced from sustainable forestry of Papua New Guinea the Eucalyptus is strong, dense and durable, with beautiful featured grains and therefore has been used in cabinetry for many years.
If your sauna will be partially exposed to the elements, we recommend Eucalyptus as a beautiful, hard-wearing and robust timber option. There is no scent in our Eucalyptus timber.
Western Red Cedar
Sourced from sustainably managed forests on Vancouver Island, Canada, our Western Red Cedar has historically been our most popular timber, for its natural beauty, durability and the scent loved by traditionalists.
Our Western Red Cedar is pure and non-toxic; however a small percentage of the population experience sensitivity to the natural timber oil in Cedar. If this is you, we recommend either our Eucalyptus or hypoallergenic Basswood timber alternatives.
Basswood is a preferred sauna wood for those who have sensitivities to fragrances and other irritants. It is a hypoallergenic wood that does not emit any fragrances or toxins, and is completely safe for those with allergies.
It is very consistent in colour containing few knots. Basswood is a durable hardwood that is not likely to warp or bend with temperature changes. This wood is perfect for commercial use. Sunlighten uses certified basswood sourced from the United States.
WARNING – HEMLOCK, SPRUCE and PINE Saunas
Hemlock, spruce and pine are inexpensive woods that have been used mostly as low cost options for sauna manufacturers due to knots in the wood, inconsistent colour and thinner wood planks.
Please be aware these woods are more likely to warp and bow in extreme temperature fluctuations, which would occur in an infrared sauna diminishing the longevity of the product. Hemlock, spruce and pine are generally used in low-end saunas
Marine Grade Outdoor Protective Cover
Keep your sauna protected year round and your warranty intact for outdoor use. Available for all Signature and mPulse sauna models.
PLEASE NOTE : If placing your sauna outside with any sides exposed to weather, you will be required to purchase a Sunlighten Cover to ensure your sauna is protected by our factory warranty.