Outdoor/Indoor Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna 2 – 4 Person

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Shym Saunas’ Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna gives the perfect way to relax and unwind with a loved ones after a long day. The barrel sauna is made from high-quality cedar wood, with its optimal thermal properties and smell, making it the perfect place to relax and detoxify your body. The barrel shape provides maximum usable space while minimising the unusable volume. Optimised volume distribution provides optimal heating time and energy use performance.

The 4-person traditional steam sauna also presents a stylish, modern look perfect for both outdoor and indoor setups. The unit is easy to assemble and can be done in just a few hours. This sauna is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of a sauna without having to go to a commercial establishment.

Your backyard can be the perfect place to relax and unwind together with your family!

Our Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna is spacious enough to accommodate 2 to 4 people. Its smaller size can heat up almost instantly which means you can enjoy a steamy sauna sooner, without having to wait for the entire space to heat up. We offer 2 standard sizes:

  • Length 1,500 mm – 2 person sauna
  • Length 1,800 mm – 3 to 4 person sauna
The sauna is made of premium Canadian Western Red Cedar and designed so that you can enjoy the ambiance while you sweat out all your tension. And because the barrel sauna is designed to be used in small spaces, it’s perfect for people who have small backyards, decks, or patios.


Outdoor/Indoor Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna 2 - 4 Person

Scandinavian-Inspired Rustic Design

The Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna has a sleek Scandinavian-inspired design guaranteed to give your property a touch of luxury. It is made with high-quality wood staves that fit together tightly with stainless steel bands and fasteners. This design allows the lumber to expand and contract naturally, creating a tight seal. Not only does this sauna look great, but it is also energy efficient and distributes heat evenly throughout the interior.

Finnish-Style, Preassembled Wall Panels

Shym Saunas’ 2-4-person Cedar Barrel Sauna is pre-built with a tough and sturdy Western Cedar Wood frame, as well as wall panels, benches, and cradles made from the same high-quality wood. This sauna can be placed outdoors or indoors. The sauna can be equipped with electric or firewood heater (for 1.8 m length option only).

Finnish-Style, Preassembled Wall Panels cedar barrel sauna
Two Opposite Facing Slat Benches western red cedar barrel sauna interior

Two Opposite Facing Slat Benches

Add a simple and comfortable new level of relaxation to your sauna experience with its crafted slat benches. The versatile design (new benches are flat and not curved) allows users to lay back, stretch, or simply sit and enjoy the heat. This added comfort and flexibility make the sauna experience even more enjoyable.

Tempered Glass Door

The glass door is an important part of the sauna experience as it allows for light to come through and yet does not compromise on heat retention. The optional tinting helps to create a sense of privacy and relaxation, while the tempered glass ensures that the door will not be affected by the temperature changes inside the sauna.

The door is also especially designed to control the air circulation for an optimal sauna experience. In addition, it is equipped with a handle that stays cool to the touch, even when the interior of the sauna is at its highest temperature.

Tempered Glass Door
High Durability Support Cradles western red cedar barrel sauna

High Durability Support Cradles

Providing a solid and firm foundation is the durable support cradles of the barrel sauna. Even if you place it directly on the ground, the unit stays safe from any moisture penetration and weather damage. The support cradles are typically made from carbon fiber or associated timber. They are designed to ensure stability, insulation, and optimal ventilation.

Built-in Venting Holes

It is essential to have sufficient breathing air in the sauna. A good sauna must have 6-10 full air changes per hour. The venting holes are carefully designed to allow this to happen. They also help to circulate the air inside and prevent the build-up of excessive moisture. Our built-in venting holes not only make for a more comfortable sauna experience for you, but they can also help to extend the life of the barrel sauna by preventing mold and mildew from developing.
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Stainless Steel Straps

These bands help to distribute the weight evenly and prevent the structure from warping or deforming. As a result, the sauna can withstand great amounts of pressure, making it a safe and enjoyable place to relax and unwind.

Seamless Assembly

All the pieces are precut and fit together easily, so there’s no need for sawing or cutting. With just a few basic woodworking skills, anyone can assemble one of our saunas in about 6-8 hours. Plus, our kits come with everything you need to get started, rocks, benches, lamp (must be connected by a qualified electrician), and more.


  • Prefabricated/assembled kit.
  • The Western cedar barrel sauna is a DIY sauna that can be put together using the barrel assembly methodology.
  • This involves putting up walls in the center with staves surrounding them and holding them in place with straps made of stainless steel.
  • This method requires fewer fasteners while still providing maximized insulation and flexible expansion. The barrel rests on wooden or carbon fibre crates, ensuring stability and ventilation.
  • Product dimensions: 150 cm or 180 cm L x 180 cm W or 200 cm W (Diameter).
  • This sauna will accommodate 2 – 4 people comfortably depending on dimensions.
  • The weight of the assembly is approximately 250-350 kg
bucket and ladle, heater fence, sauna stones, interior lamp holder, hydrometer, thermometer, benches, interior of a sauna


  • High-grade cedar walls and panels
  • Partially pre-assembled structure with built-in venting holes
  • Two benches on the sides of the sauna for maximum space and comfort
  • Complimentary bucket and ladle,
  • Thermometer/hygrometer,
  • Interior lamp holder,
    Heater fence, and
  • 20 kg of sauna stones
  • Heater (purchased separately)


The preassembled parts include back and front walls, benches, a door, and support crates.

  • High-grade Cedar Structure – all wooden components are fabricated out of cedar wood for the sauna for the best outdoor/indoor spa experience. The wood thickness is around 1.5 inches (3.85cm)
  • Door – feature 0.8 cm tempered glass with tight, high-grade elastomer fit for better temperature control 
  • 2-3 Wooden or Carbon Fibre Cradles  to support the structure 
    Straps and hinges, fasteners, hardware, and accents – are made of 304# stainless steel.
  • No glue, rubber, sealants, or any other fumes-emitting materials are used in the sauna


  • Pick Up is available from the warehouse at no additional cost.
  • We can deliver within Tasmania for an additional charge of $300-$500.
  • We offer an interstate freight of $500-$1000 (please contact us for details).


DIY Cedar Barrel Sauna

Assuming the person assembling it is skilled, this DIY sauna kit is easy to put together and can be done in just a few hours. The kit includes everything needed except a screwdriver and has clear instructions. A full assembly video is available, as well as phone support for questions.

Heater & Lighting Accessories

You will need help from a qualified electrician for the wiring of the heater and lights.

Shym Saunas Installation Services

We can install your barrel sauna for you if you don’t have time to do it yourself. However, there will be an extra charge for our installation services. Please contact us for more information.


Here are some sauna accessories to make the best out of your spa experience:

harvia heater
The sauna heater is typically considered to be a heart of the sauna. It is designed to heat the space in the most efficient way. The heater will heat the space and the stones in the heater. Pouring water onto the stones will allow to increase humidity if needed. This heat not only feels great, but it also helps to open up your pores, sweat out impurities and contribute to many health benefits. The standard kit doesn’t include the heater, but you can purchase it separately from our online store.
Interior Lights cedar barrel sauna
An interior light glow for a perfect ambiance. There is a lamp included with every kit, but if you would like to have something special, please check our store for other lighting options
Sauna Pillow Backrest Cedar/Spruce
Bitumen Roof Shingles for cedar barrel sauna

Buying a sauna can be a big commitment for many of us and it can be important to give the sauna the best chance to last up to 20-30 years. That’s why bitumen shingles can be worth considering. They not only provide extra protection from rain and UV damage, but also help to insulate the sauna further and improve its appearance. It is extremely durable and weather-resistant, making it an ideal choice for saunas.


Nothing feels quite as a good quality cedar sauna. The heat relaxes muscles, eases tension and headaches, and can even help you to sweat out toxins. And while saunas have long been a staple of luxury spas, they are increasingly becoming a popular addition to home gyms and wellness areas. Cedar barrel saunas are especially popular due to their aesthetic appeal, timber properties and purported health benefits.


When it comes to saunas, Shym Sauna’s DIY Barrel Sauna Kit has what you need to create the perfect experience for your home, inside or out!


Our barrel sauna kits are available in cedar or spruce, with electric or wood-fired options, and with or without panoramic glass. And our sleek, modern barrel sauna design is the perfect addition to any outdoor setting.
So whether you’re looking for a traditional sauna experience or something more modern, we have what you’re looking for. Come to check out our saunas today! We are just a call away for questions.

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Weight 350 kg
Dimensions 2.0 × 1.2 × 0.8 cm
Size Length

1500mm, 1800mm


1800 mm, 2000 mm

2 reviews for Outdoor/Indoor Western Red Cedar Barrel Sauna 2 – 4 Person

  1. Bob

    Fantastic product and service. We bought both a wood-fired Sauna and a wood-fired Hot Tub as the centrepieces for a bush spa zone in our back yard, which has proven a huge hit with family and friends.

  2. Arthur

    Good team, Good product! Was delivered with a small delay but everything else was perfect. It was easy to install and made a big difference to how we spend the weekend. Thank you.

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