Sauna bench building

A proper sauna requires benches to help relax better. These can be costly but building them by yourself is much cheaper. You can custom make the benches to fit your sauna style.

Tools and materials

  • 1×4 and 2×4-inch cedar wood timber planks
  • Corrosion Resistant Nails and Screws
  • Hammer or Screwdriver
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Spirit-level


You need to plan the bench construction before starting. Draw on a graphing paper to properly scale the benches in the sauna room. Common saunas have 2 rows of benches, one higher form the other. Make sure the benches are wide enough to sit and lay down on.


Start building the benches using 2×4 inch cedar wood. Use 1×4 planks for the seat. The benches must be strong enough to hold the weight. Use corrosion resistant fixings that will withstand the high moisture levels of the sauna.

Last touch

Make sure the benches are connected together with blond screwing techniques. The heads must be countersunk and holes should be filled to keep water from collecting.

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