The way to construct an out of doors sauna

An outdoor sauna is the perfect way to unwind after a long busy day or when you just want to relax. However, having a professional install an outdoor sauna can be a bit expensive. But don't be discouraged. You can still have an outdoor sauna to yourself without spending too much money. How can you ask? By building it yourself, of course! Now you might be wondering how to build an outdoor sauna? That's why we're here to help.

We have written down all of the steps below that you can take to build a fully functional outdoor sauna for yourself without spending too much money. Unless you are a regular handyman, we encourage you to slowly go through each step and study this matter in more detail before diving in. There are many ways to build an outdoor sauna. In this article, we will explain how to build it out of a shed. Now we can easily get started.

Steps to build an outdoor sauna

Unlike other DIY projects, building an outdoor sauna can be a bit complex. Especially if you are not your average do-it-yourselfer or don't know the basic terminology for hardware. If the steps below are difficult to follow, you can buy half-built parts and then install them all together. It's a bit expensive to build from scratch, but it's definitely cheaper than having professionals do it. However, if you want to do it yourself, we have written down all of the basic steps below for building an outdoor sauna.

Step 1: choosing a location

The first and most important step in building an outdoor sauna is choosing the perfect location. The location should be favorable and on flat land. It could be in your yard, anywhere near your home, or in a safe and convenient location. If you don't have a previously built shed to work on to turn into a sauna, you'll need to build one from scratch. In this case, you need to choose a location that has the right type of soil to create the perfect foundation.

Step 2: planning

Now that you've chosen the right place to build your outdoor sauna, the next step is to plan. This is a very important step. If you get into this project without proper planning, you will definitely face a lot of problems along the way. First of all, you need to plan the room layout. Plan where the sauna room, locker room, heating area and each of their dimensions are located. Then plan in the existing points and additional functions such as windows, seating area, closet, etc.

Step 3: Select consumables

After you've planned everything, now is the time to select and collect all of the supplies for building your sauna. Start with the basic needs like chimney pieces, stove, LED light, hardware tools in case you don't have one, and the right type of wood. The most popular type of wood is cedar. Because it is durable and of course moisture resistant. But you can also use aspen, pine, spruce, American ash, etc. You can also use wood from old furniture if it is suitable for saunas. That way you can save more money.

Step 4: build the stove

To put your stove in the sauna, you need to build a fireplace that is the size of your stove. You can use stone, brick, concrete, or other strong refractory components to make the stove. I used a concrete slab and brick to build my outdoor sauna. If you want to do the same thing as I did, buy a separate concrete slab slightly larger than the size of your oven. Then build its height and sides by covering it with brick and concrete.

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Step 5: set up the stove and fireplace

After you've completed the base of your stove, carefully place the oven over the stove. Pay attention to the placement. Because of this, it is very important that you measure your stove correctly as you build it. After you've placed it, build the top of the oven. Then install your chimney. Hang a plumb bob from the ceiling over the top of the stove, then mark the inside of the roof to cut out the through hole. Then attach everything from the stove to the fireplace lid. Make sure you cover the extra gap on the roof next to the hole with cement or a similar material. To check the installation for smoke leaks, test the store a few times to make sure the smoke is only coming from the chimney.

Step 6: interior fittings

Now that you've set up the core functions, it is time to set up the rest of the functions in the sauna. Like the floor and the walls. If they are shabby, buff them and cover them with wood. For a seating area, make a raised area with the wood. Install the door and sliding door for the dressing room. Then install the windows (if planned), lights, etc. Before installing the wooden wall, make sure you insulate it with a vapor barrier. You cannot leave the changing room and storage room isolated. Also, make sure that there are suitable ventilation points so that the room is ventilated. A sauna room must be adequately ventilated. Congratulations! Now you have an outdoor sauna to enjoy. When you have made it this far, pat your back.


If you have followed our instructions so far, you can build the perfect outdoor sauna. And if you're with the entire building from scratch, don't worry about still building a fully functional sauna by following our directions. Just make sure you take things slowly. We hope you found this article useful. We have done our best to provide you with all the relevant information to help you build your outdoor sauna. Thank you for being patient and for staying with us until the end.

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