Our high quality , non – Toxic Plantation Hemlock only used for strong constructions, like houses and modern boat building, unlike other woods that are used for furniture, musical instruments, flooring, turning, and crafts, etc . Hemlock has a natural pythoncidere fragrance, considered the’ forest bath’ for its ability to relieve stress, eliminates bacteria, purifies air of pollutants to ensure smoother breathing, and enters the body via the nasal passage to fight diseases.
Our Hemlock timber is the best choice for your sauna, for home or commercial usage, and most beneficial for all those individuals with allergies, patients addressing health problems related to chemical or heavy metal toxicity.Hemlock is known for its natural strength and durability; it is naturally resistant to decay therefore ideal for sauna uses. Its longevity is 300 -1000 years, most other woods average 200 years.
Hemlock is commonly used for bridge timbers, house sills; the grain patterns are dramatically beautiful so it is prized as material for flooring, paneling and trim. Hemlock, a strong, safe and very attractive even grained wood texture. Being a natural material our wood is not too hot to touch even in hot temperatures.Let your interior and exterior of your sauna be the focal point of any room.
This hemlock wood floor was installed in the living room of a home in Powel River, BC more than eight years ago. It looks as beautiful today as the day it was finished.
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TRADITIONAL & CONVENTIONAL SAUNAS
Traditional and conventional saunas used very hot coals to heat the air within the cabin, we used water to create more steam, the air was thick and sometimes uncomfortable. A lot of woods did not hold up under those conditions, cedar and redwood was the most common of these woods. They also used Cedrene, a volatile oil based chemical to give the wood the ability to withstand the wet conditions and repel infestation by insects. The oil Cedrene has a viscous dirty wood odors, it is part of a group of plant derived hydrocarbons, called Terpenes that are known irritants, inhaling and absorbing these gases is toxic. The Cedrene in the wood are lung irritants and can produce gastrointestinal symptoms, aspiration and pulmonary toxicity, and other skin and health problems.Terpenes with there strong characteristic odors are also used in cleaning products, turpentine, etc, it is also flammable. A lot of the older style saunas where used outside, these days we have the luxury of indoor saunas, which means we can use wood that is safe.
||Hemlock is the best choice for saunas. Hemlock is known for its natural strength and durability; it is naturally resistant to decay therefore ideal for sauna uses. Its longevity is 300 -1000 years. Beneficial for those with allegies.
||Found in US, tough, fibrous inner bark, is weak and is used for cheap furniture, containers. Bee keeping equipment, etc
||Pale white wood, darkens on exposure, a straight grain and a fine textures, ideal for people who have allergic reactions to wood.
||A medium heavy, med. hard wood, its used for most furniture, joinery turned products and floors, it has a wide grain, is smooth and has an elegant feel. Longevity: 80 years.
||A hardwood used as a veneer exterior wood, it would suit a home with oak furniture or if you want to create the look of a tight grained wood. Longevity: 50 – 80 years.
||Variety of colours, has a fairly pungent odor, straight-grained,has a high degree of thermal insulation, is also used for light construction. Longevity: 200- 400 years.
||Also known as whitewood, light in colour, fine grained, resists odour absorption, emits a subtle forest scent, and is commonly used for flooring. Longevity: 200 – 300 years. The spruces are valuable wildlife trees, producing quantities of seed which is eaten by birds and small mammals.
||Has a yellow colouring with brown knots, excellent for staining, by staining the wood it helps to seal it better and achieve a more even look. Pine has a lot of uses, especially for smaller projects. Longevity 200 – 350 years.
||From Alaska, a type of Spruce, most commonly used for boxes and other minor constructions.