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What type of wood is this made from ? Is it solid wood or does it have any veneer?

this question was asked by Vicky on Aug 8th 2008, 10:22 pm

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Crystal Infrared Saunas are made of 100% imported Canadian Hemlock-Fir. Hemlock-Fir is a perfect combination of strength and extraordinary beauty and is quite literally one of the most handsome, elegant and versatile softwood species combinations on the market today. Hem-Fir lumber is light and bright in color, varying from a creamy, nearly-white to a light, straw-brown color. Hemlock-Fir products are resawed into wood paneling, cabinets and trim, such as solid wood doors, shutters, case goods, furniture and more. Majority of our products are made of Hemlock-Fir.

We do make our sauna rooms with optional Red Cedar to better meet our customer's various preferences.

Western Red Cedar is renowned for its natural beauty and outstanding physical properties that make it one of the world's most unique softwood species. This exceptionally beautiful wood has natural coloring in mellow ambers, reddish cinnamons and rich sienna browns. It is free from pitch and its heartwood has natural decay resistance. Its low density gives it an insulation value superior to most other species. Light weight, easy to work, easy to finish, possessing outstanding dimensional stability, Western Red Cedar is a preferred wood for nearly all purposes where attractive appearance or resistance to weather is important.

Crystal saunas are made with selected premium hemlock and red cedar solid wood, with no veneer.

This comment was posted by Crystal Sauna Support on Aug 8th 2008, 10:24 pm