We have another awesome Barrel Sauna installation to share with you! The nearby picture shows a beautiful cedar sauna in a backyard setting by an outdoor swimming pool. This, of course, underscores the value of using your sauna in summer! There is nothing more invigorating than using your steam sauna and then jumping into the pool to cool off!
Almost Heaven Saunas is known world wide for our high quality Barrel Sauna and Steam Sauna designs. Our sauna kits are easy to assemble and are built of high grade western Canadian red cedar. In addition to our impressive red cedar lumber, we have many other factors that contribute to the quality of our saunas, and these include:
Construction: The hand-crafted quality of the Almost Heaven Sauna is evident upon close inspection of the construction technique. Almost Heaven Saunas are built in the traditional “cooperage” design, meaning that they are constructed in the same manner as a genuine wine vat or water-tight barrel. The stave has a croze cut on each end that allows the applicable floor, ceiling or wall section to fit tightly within the precisely cut notch. The perimeter is then drawn together tightly with stainless steel bands, forming a tight and secure seal that tightens further as the wood swells over time. It is a time-tested and proven construction method that can only be achieved using precise equipment and with meticulous attention to detail.
Craftsmanship: Our employees are trained and experienced artisans who understand the characteristics of lumber. Some have been with the company for over twenty years and each has a thorough understanding of what makes for a quality sauna room. We are pleased to produce one of the few saunas still manufactured in the United States, and we are proud to build the highest quality sauna on the market today. The walls, floors and ceilings of Almost Heaven Saunas are all built from thick and solid, clear Red Cedar timbers, not laminated sections of low-grade wood with hollow walls like many saunas on the market today. Each sauna is hand-built according to exacting standards and will provide you with a lifetime of sauna enjoyment.
Styling: If you look closely at an Almost Heaven Sauna, you will see minimal fasteners, and the ones you do see are subtly countersunk into the wood. Additionally, there are no fasteners anywhere in the sauna that can become hot and touch your skin. The only thing that will touch your body is the beautifully fitted red cedar that surrounds you from top to bottom.
Components: From the stainless steel strapping, hinges and brackets to the pre-formed weather-resistant cradles supports, every aspect of the sauna is designed and built with performance and longevity as primary goals.
Want to know more? Explore our website or contact us at 888.355.3050 for more information! We love to talk saunas!