Hemfir is lighter in color with small tight knots that give its rustic appearance. Rustic Fir is our most popular lumber for indoor saunas and is also ideal for exterior applications. The exterior of the sauna can be left natural or stained or painted as desired. This lumber is sourced from North America.
With the Charleston, there is no such thing as too functional. Measuring 6’x8’, we allotted two feet of space for the exterior benches. This provides more space to cool off after the sauna or store water, towels, clothes, or even plants! The six feet of interior space is heated by a Harvia 6kW electric heater. Properly installed, the heater included in your sauna kit should consistently achieve temperatures of 175-185F in 45-60 minutes, or you can delay the start time up to eight hours. Relaxation is only a few steps away with the Charleston barrel sauna!
Note: Due to the size of the Charleston, specialized shipping is required. Please anticipate this shipping anywhere from 3-6 weeks from the date of order.
Ball-and-socket lumber: 1-3/8″ thick
Any glass features are tempered
Stainless steel bands, hinges, heater and fasteners
Interior LED light
Sauna stones included
Weather-resistant plastic support cradles
Two interior opposite-facing benches for sitting or reclining
Two exterior opposite-facing benches
Indoor or outdoor usage
Hand-crafted lumber profiles and end sections
Best-in-class electric heater & sauna stones
Limited lifetime warranty on the sauna room; 5-year limited lifetime warranty on the heater and its components, with a 1-year warranty on the heating elements (coils)
Made in the USA
Holds up to four people
Standard Heater size: 6kW, 240V, 30-amp electrical requirement, hardwire connect
Lighting electrical: 110V, 15-amp service, plug-in connect
Assembled size: 72″W x 95″D x 75 - 3/8″H
Interior room size: 71″W x 64″D x 69 - 1/8″H
Interior bench dimensions: 18″W x 64″L x 17″H
Canopy porch size: 71″W x 29″D x 71″H
Exterior bench dimensions: 18″W x 29″L x 25″H
Cradle dimensions 54" x 6
Shipping weight: 915 lbs
Shipping size: 96″L x 41″W x 52″H
Note: All dimensions are approximate
Lumber type: Choose between three different types of solid lumber. Rustic fir is light in color, with small knots creating a unique pattern on each piece. Rustic cedar has a slightly red hue amongst the knots and boasts a pleasant cedar aroma. Clear cedar is premium lumber, with knots noticeably absent. All three lumber options are 1 ⅜” thick to insulate the sauna room.
Vista Rear Window: Open the barrel sauna interior to breathtaking views with the addition of the vista rear window. This 20” x 36” piece of 3/8” glass sits on the back end barrel, above the electric heater.
Door style: Outfit your sauna with one of the following three door options: deluxe glass, wood with a window, all-wood.
Heater: You can upgrade the Charleston from the standard 6kW heater to an 8kW.
The Charleston will ship via an LTL truck and will arrive curbside on a single pallet.
Care & Maintenance
Traditional saunas require very little upkeep. Simply wipe down the interior after each use and check for any dust or debris that you may have tracked in. Read more about long-term care and maintenance here.
Some basic handyman skills are helpful when assembling the sauna. The only additional equipment needed is a cordless drill. Two people can generally do the assembly in 6 hours or less. It is recommended that you review the assembly manual in advance to familiarize yourself with the process.
Customize your Charleston!
Our Canopy Barrel Saunas are available in either Rustic Fir or Rustic Cedar, the optimal lumber of choice because of its natural resistance to the elements, its characteristic aroma, and its softwood properties. Rustic red cedar is also ideal because it will remain comfortable to the touch even when used in the extreme heat of a sauna. If you look closely at our saunas; you’ll also notice that we use thick tempered glass and stainless-steel hardware to support the integrity and durability of the unit as a whole. Lumber is just one of the options you can customize when you directly order through Almost Heaven.
DIY Sauna Kit - The Charleston