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#1 posted 03-02-2021 02:25 PM

I would have thought that basswood was weak and not decay-resistant enough for saunas, but a lot of sauna-building companies say that it’s a good choice. (Basswood – proven to be hypoallergenic and odor free, basswood is one of the best choices for individuals with allergies. It is also consistent in color and has very few knots, making it pleasing aesthetically as well.

It tends to stand up well to the heat of a sauna, with one of the best heat to strength ratios of any wood, which means a basswood sauna can be a good long term investment.

Better still, it can be sourced directly from the U.S. so that it is readily available and cost efficient.)

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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