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Sauna Talk is a show about the authentic sauna experience. Recorded (often) on the sauna bench, we talk with interesting guests about sauna including such aspects as building sauna, enjoying sauna, and health and wellness benefits to sauna. The rising sauna tide is lifting many boats and we look forward to some left turns that we hope to keep listeners on and off the more enjoyable and less trampled authentic sauna trail.

Sep 10, 2019

We didn't Sauna Talk together while taking a sauna, but we did Sauna Talk on the sauna bench with Kimmo Riuttanen Product Manager & Sami Linna, Marketing Director from Harvia.


Wood species for saunas

Red Cedar is something that can be found only in North America, not Europe. It equals to Elder in terms of structure, is the closest wood species.

"oh, it smells like a pencil!" The color appears much like Elder.

Spruce: Easy to get, easy to work with. Light enough to work with.

Aspen: Also very light soft wood. Really easy to work with. Less knots.

Elder and Pine.

These are the classical species of wood for sauna.

Heat treated: we can get some darker shades to the sauna.

Knots on paneling for sauna walls: "I love the livelihood"

Benches: Dense woods "massive spruce."

Sammi: "You do it how you feel good, yourself."

"You need to enjoy the sauna the way you like it the most."

Keep enjoying the sauna, and sharing the good word!