Pre-planning Helpful Hints
The Sauna should be planned for ultimate enjoyment and relaxation.
If possible, the space should be large enough for adequate seating
and reclining. As a guide, allow 2' of bench space per person, for
sitting purposes; it is necessary to have a 6' long bench to accommodate
a reclining bather. Bench widths should be 20" for an upper bench,
and about 16" for a lower bench. Do not plan a Sauna with angles
(which will cut bench space and add wasted cubic footage. Two levels
of benches are very important in a good Sauna-the upper bench is
necessary to make use of the heat (which rises to the ceiling level).
The lower bench can be used as a step up to the upper bench or as
a sitting bench at the lower temperature level. For complete relaxation,
a small dressing room with cooling bench or benches should be located
next to the Sauna. This room might also be used as a combination