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Ukko barrl sauna
1.8m dia at 1.8m length Ukko Cedar barrel sauna
We just finished refurbishing our 1.8m long Cedar barrel sauna. This sauna was used by us in Sydney before moving to Sussex Inlet. In case you are wondering how we deliver it – simple, we flat pack it on to a made pallet for courier pickup this week:
Flat packed sauna on a pallet.
All of the barrel sauna is inside this cute box 🙂
While we were test fitting this sauna for customer in Torquay, VIC, we decided to show you how to assemble front and back wall of our barrels.

FRONT WALL ASSEMBLY:

Barrel front wall assembly
Lay all 3 wall parts and connect them together to make a perfect circle
Once all wall parts are together, simply screw them with supplied hex screws.

BACK WALL ASSEMBLY:

It is very similar to front wall except that there’s one more extra detail.
Step 1 - back wall assembly
Step 1- Lay barrel sauna back wall parts
Step 2 - back wall assembly
Step 2 – Connect all parts together. (You can use rubber mallet)
Step3 - back wall assembly
Step 3 – Screw all parts together with supplied hex screws
Note: In this image all parts are separate. This is just to show you where the parts need to be screwed together. Make sure that all wall components are tight together (the same as front wall)
Step 4 - back wall assembly
Step 4 – Attach back wall support panel where marked and screw it down to the back wall
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This standard Ukko Cedar log sauna was picked up from our factory in Sussex Inlet for delivery to regional NSW.
Ukko Cedar log sauna
1386 x 1386 sauna test fitted at the factory in Sussex Inlet, NSW
As a standard it comes with clear glass door in Cedar frame incl. Cedar handles, stainless steel hinges and roller catch.
Standard Ukko sauna door
Standard glass door in Cedar frame, handles and roller catch
We’ve put there 3.5kW Harvia heater with built-in controls and rocks:
Sauna heater with guard rail
3.5kW Harvia heater with heater guard rail
Inside sauna has one wider (490mm) upper bench and one narrower (390mm) lower bench:
Sauna benches
Two benches – wider upper and narrower lower benches
And of course, the sauna has all standard accessories:
Sauna accessories
Sauna standard accessories: bucket, ladle, thermometer and light fitting specifically designed for saunas rating for 110 degrees Celsius
You can read more about this sauna package by clicking here…

Price start from $7,990

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Barrel Sauna Assembly

We’ve just finished test fit of our 2.1m long Cedar barrel sauna. While we were test fitting this sauna, we thought to make few pictures and show you how you can assemble it yourself.
Ukko Barrel Sauna
2.1m long at 1.82m diameter Ukko Cedar Barrel sauna
This sauna features traditional sauna door with square window, bitumen shingles for outdoor installation (if there’s no pergola to cover the sauna) and sauna air humidifier with Eucalyptus oil. We did not put rings (you can see them near the shingles) but they need to be installed and tightened when putting this sauna on site.

Here’s how to assemble Ukko Cedar barrel sauna:

Step 1

Place sauna base staves on to the supplied cradle. Fix one stave only at this stage to the cradle with supplied hex screws (we pre-drill holes. You can’t miss it):
Sauna Cradle
Barrel Sauna Cradle
 
Barrel Sauna base staves
Place base staves (marked from B1…) on to the cradle and screw one stave down

Step 2

Place front and back walls in to the staves grooves:
Sauna front and back walls
Placing sauna front and back walls on to the base staves
Use level to ensure front and back walls are properly leveled:
Leveling front wall
Leveling front wall

Step 3

Continue with staves until sauna is fully done:
Continue placing staves 1
Go one half of the barrel on one side first
 
Continue placing staves 2
Then go to the other half of the sauna
Screw every second stave on to the walls to fix them during installation. (Before placing rings, you remove screws):
Continue with placing staves 3
Putting screws in to the staves to secure them until rings are in place
 
Staves are in place
All staves are in place (use rubber mallet to ensure tight fit)

Step 4

Place stainless steel rings and tighten them with supplied rods and couplings:
Placing barrel sauna rings
Use ring protective strip (or tape measure) to get 50mm from the edge of the staves on both sides

Step 5

Mount sauna door to the door jamb:
Traditional sauna door
Screw sauna door hinges to the door jamb

Step 6

Install bench supports and place benches on top of them (you can choose the best possible height for you). We normally put one bench lower for sitting and one upper for laying down (it will be hotter there). Mount sauna heater with guard rail, put sauna light fitting (under one of the benches) and place floor duckboard:
Installing sauna benches
Installing sauna benches
Well, that’s pretty much it. All you need now is a licensed electrician to hook the heater to your mains and connect sauna light fitting with an on/off switch (on/off switch must be somewhere outside of the sauna). Once all is connected you can start enjoying your sauna.
If you have more questions or would like to place an order simply CONTACT US via email “sales(at)ukkosaunas.com.au” or via phone:

0425 230 785

Want to learn how to assemble Ukko Log Sauna?

Ukko Cedar Log Sauna
Ukko Cedar Log Sauna

Here are step by step instructions on how log sauna is assembled:

Step 1

Put together sauna base frame by screwing supplied angle brackets in to the frame set boards:
Sauna base frame assembly
Log sauna base frame set assembly

Step 2

Assemble walls with supplied wall structural timbers and screws:
Sauna wall assembly 1
Put bottom log in to the frame until it fits in properly and attach wall frame timbers to the bottom log with supplied screws
 
Sauna wall assembly 2
Continue with sliding logs in to wall frame. Screw every 3d-4th log in to the frame from both sides.
 
Sauna wall assembly 3
Slide all wall logs to finish the wall.
Repeat the process for all sauna walls.

Step 3

Now it is time to put all the walls together:
Sauna walls assembly with corners
Attach walls to sauna corners with supplied hex screws. Insert connecting strips in to the corner grooves.
Once all the walls and door jamb frame attached you should have your main sauna structure look like this:
Assembled sauna structure
Sauna walls put together

Step 4

Mount top frame set (similar to sauna base frame set from step 1 except there’s no angle brackets) on top of the sauna and screw them with supplied screws to the walls:
Sauna top frame set assembly
Screw top frame set planks on to the walls. Make sure that frames lock properly in to the wall.

Step 5

Hang the door. In this case traditional door was ordered (standard door is glass door in Cedar frame):
Traditional sauna door
Sauna door attached to the door jamb frame.

Step 6

Attach T&G ceiling panels to the top frame set with supplied hex screws:
Sauna ceiling
Start with one end of the top sauna frame and continue til the end.

Step 7

Now that the main structure is done, install bench supports and place sauna benches on top:
Sauna bench supports
Screw upper and lower bench supports to sauna walls on both sides.
 
Sauna benches
Place benches on to the bench supports. Under upper bench screw extra support planks for stability.

Step 8

Attach sauna top trims or roof package to finish installation. In this case customer ordered flat under slight angle roof frame to put fiber glass roofing sheets on site:
Sauna roof package
Assemble roof package frame on the floor and place it on top of the sauna ceiling boards. Screw frame to the ceiling panels.
Hang heater & light fitting, mount heater guard rail and place floor duckboard and your sauna is done:
Sauna top view
View from the top
This sauna was completely made in our factory, test fitted and then flat packed for delivery. You can also order materials only package with all the instructions and made it yourself. These packages are on SALE now. Click to read more.