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Category: Wood fired saunas

First Ukko Barrel Oval Sauna in Australia!

Ukko Oval Sauna
4 x 2.4m Oval sauna with Harvia wood fired heater and custom made deck
This sauna was made out of Thermo Wood and supplied complete with Harvia M3 wood fired heater. Below is the floor plan of this unique barrel sauna:
Oval Sauna Floor Plan
Sauna Floor Plan
And few more images of this sauna, thanks to Nick – owner of this first Ukko Barrel Oval sauna in Australia:
Oval Sauna Assembled
Oval Sauna Assembled
Side View of Oval Sauna
Oval Sauna – View to the Forest

[video_player type=”embed” width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”center” margin_top=”10″ margin_bottom=”20″ border_size=”1″ border_color=”#918d8d”]PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Ii8vcGxheWVyLnZpbWVvLmNvbS92aWRlby8xMDM3ODMzMzMiIHdpZHRoPSI1MDAiIGhlaWdodD0iMjgxIiBmcmFtZWJvcmRlcj0iMCIgd2Via2l0YWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuIG1vemFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4+PC9pZnJhbWU+[/video_player] This traditional Finnish hot rock sauna is featuring Cedar floor, custom made benching, Cedar door and wood fired sauna heater with outside feeder:
Wood fired feeder
Wood fired heater with outside feeder
(heater still needs to be mounted by licensed professional)
Traditional sauna door
Handmade traditional Cedar sauna door with Cedar handles
Sauna benches L-Shape
Custom made L-Shape benching to accommodate wood fired heater
Banya sign
We even put “Banya” sign on one of the walls so there’s no mistake what it is 🙂
Sauna floor plan
Sauna floor plan with narrow lower bench and customized front walls to move the door further from the heater
We would like to thank Max and Yana for letting us to shoot video and pictures of their Ukko Cedar Log Sauna.

Ukko wood fired sauna 2.5x2m
Ukko wood fired sauna with wood fired heater and chimney pack
This custom made Ukko Cedar log sauna was designed for wood fired heater setup. Ken, the customer, specifically asked this sauna to be large enough to fit wood burning heater and 3 benches to form an L-shape on the upper level:
Ukko sauna floor plan with wood fired stove
Sauna floor plan
Due to relatively long distance from the main house and availability of the wood, the owner decided not to use electricity at all. To solve the problem with the light inside the sauna, he decided to use lanterns instead:
Lantern mounted inside the sauna under the ceiling
3 lanterns were mounted on each corner of the sauna (except one corner where the heater was installed) to provide a very relaxing light in to the room…
The shower has been designed and engineered to provide high-flow from its attendant rainwater tank. There is a large concrete basin underneath the deck to drain the water away:
Attached shower to water tank
Attached shower to an existing water tank…
I’m very pleased with the quality of the sauna, the materials and how everything fitted together. – said Ken after sauna installation…
We thank Ken for his input and ideas on how to improve our product and sending us all those pictures.
Wood fired heater with protective shield
Wood fired sauna stove with protective shield and floor bedding

Wood fired sauna heater
Wood fired sauna stove with protective shield and floor bedding
If you have space and are looking for the best sauna experience then wood fired sauna is for you. So what is involved in wood fired sauna stove installation? Well, since wood fired heater does not have thermostat, you can imagine that the stove gets very hot during sauna session and that’s why it requires more space around it not to set an entire structure on fire. To have a general idea on the space required in a sauna room with wooden walls, please look at the diagram below:
Minimum distances for wood fired sauna with wooden walls
Minimum distances for wood fired sauna with wooden walls
As you can see minimum distance is 500mm around the stove. And what if you would like to have wood burning sauna but do not want to built huge sauna for it? We at Ukko Saunas have a solution to that problem – we can supply specially designed protective shield for your sauna stove:
Wood fired heater protective shield
Minimum distances for wood fired heater with protective shield
This little enclosure reduces the space required for wood heater installation by 450mm around it! And if you are planning to install your heater on to a tiled or timber floor, we can supply stainless steel floor bedding to complete your sauna setup:
Wood fired heater floor bedding
Ukko floor bedding for wood fired sauna stove
Few final touches required to finalize your sauna heater installation – chimney pipes and chimney cap. We now supply stainless steel chimneys, extra pipes and all accessories to fit in to our Cedar sauna range:
Complete chimney accessory pack
Complete chimney accessory pack for Ukko Saunas
As you can see wood fired sauna stove installation involves much more and on top of that you have to allow extra budget for certified plumber to mount all the pipes for you. But considering that power cost is rising almost every quarter, your return on initial money investment will be well paid up within a year or two (depending how often you use your sauna). You can learn more about our heater models and other accessories by following links below: And you are always welcome to contact us for pricing and more information.