Demo sauna-remodel master bath
January 8, 2014
I have a sauna in my home that I would like to remove and use the space for a small bar area. I'm also going to demo and remodel the master bath. It's a small bath only maybe 8 x 8. I'm wondering if I can incorporate any of the wood from the sauna into the bath. I'm not sure what kind of wood it is, but I'm guessing it's "steam" proof since it's used for a sauna. Reddish color wood.
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
It's probably Redwood which is water resistant and is often used in outdoor applications. It would be difficult to use the wood in such a small bathroom. I would recommend that you re- use the wood outdoors for something .......a planter, a deck, a trellis, a lattice fence for a climbing plant ......?
    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 6:26AM
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Great ideas thanks!
    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 8:15AM
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Someone's in the Kitchen, Inc.
Hello JK... May well be redwood, but could also be red cedar. If so, it could be re-used in closets. A light sanding will refresh the grain and release cedar's anti-bug, anti-moth characteristics.

Even in a modest-size bathroom, it could perhaps find a place as an accent element on the walls or ceiling, or a bench or stool. ...depends on the style and look you want to create.

Either redwood or cedar are easy to machine and sand, and as Lampert Dias has mentioned, are rot resistant - so are good for wet applications.

Good Luck! Mark
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