The Sauna: A Complete Guide to the Construction, Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath, 2nd Edition by Robert L. RoyThe Sauna: A Complete Guide to the Construction, Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath, 2nd Edition by Robert L. Roy

The Sauna: A Complete Guide to the Construction, Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath, 2nd Edition

byRobert L. Roy

Paperback | October 15, 2004

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With a history going back at least one thousand years, the sauna is ready for a new generation of enthusiasts seeking health, pleasure, and peace of mind, and Rob Roy is ready to recruit! "If the sauna is just a bath, then Buckingham Palace is just a house." So writes sauna expert and intrepid do-it-yourselfer Roy in this new, updated version of The Sauna.

This completely revised and expanded edition of The Sauna contains everything you ever wanted to know about the famous "Finnish bath." In this inviting book, Roy shares his infectious enthusiasm for the sauna and provides a complete, detailed guide to sauna building, along with resources for equipment and supplies.

The Sauna is replete with history, tradition, health benefits, instructions for proper use and maintenance, as well as step-by-step instructions for building a variety of cordwood masonry saunas and, new to this edition, conventionally wood-framed saunas. The beautiful color photographs, also new to this edition, will inspire you to create your own sauna haven.

Rob Roy knows what it means to live mortgage free. As director of Earthwood Building School since 1981, he has instructed many in the arts of natural building, and renewable energy. He is also the author of Earth-Sheltered Houses, Cordwood Building, Timber Framing for the Rest of Us, The Sauna, and Stone Circles. Rob and his family li...
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Title:The Sauna: A Complete Guide to the Construction, Use, and Benefits of the Finnish Bath, 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10.06 × 7.06 × 0.57 inPublished:October 15, 2004Publisher:Chelsea Green PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1931498636

ISBN - 13:9781931498630

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Table of Contents

1. About Saunas
2. Siting and Design
3. Cordwood Masonry
4. The Post-and-Beam Log End Sauna
5. The Earthwood (Round) Sauna
6. Variations on the Theme
7. The Conventionally Framed Sauna
8. The Sauna Stove
9. Taking a Sauna
10. Sauna Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors
11. Sauna Societies