John Morelli’s sauna review

Posted July 17th, 2014 by admin and filed in Saunas

Our sauna is fully constructed, has been complete for about one week now and we have been enjoying it immensely – especially me, being semi-retired and having the time every day to play. I want to tell you a little bit about the project from my perspective. As you know, I purchased a pre-cut sauna kit. What you don’t know is that I was just about 17 years old (around 50 years ago) the last time I purchased a build-it -yourself-kit of any kind – it was a Heathkit stereo amplifier – so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect this time around. A big difference between the two was that I didn’t have to provide any specifications last time around. The kit was what it was and that was all there was to it. This time, however, I was working with an odd shaped

little shower room that had been added on to our house by the previous owners. I tried to be very accurate in my measurements so that you could design the kit accordingly but I was measuring around a built-in shower and some wooden cabinets and it turned out that the configuration of the

room was a bit different than anticipated. In the end – after I had sent my best guess at the dimensions – the actual floor plan turned out to be faceted five-sided room (a pentagon!) instead of just an irregular trapezoid. Who knew?!?!?

In any event, most of the dimensions were correct but even so, it is an oddball room configuration. I could hardly imagine how you might go about figuring out the number and dimensions of the boards you needed to cut to match this strange space. BUT YOU DID IT!!!

Not only were all the pieces clearly marked with respect to where in the room they were to be

used, but there wasn’t a single instance where they didn’t work. You also seemed to figure out somehow, that I would make 2.7 errors along the way and so provided enough extra pieces to get me successfully through those crises. Everything I needed was there and perfect. Best of all was

having you a phone call away – even on the weekend! Your calm and confident responses to my questions were reassuring, accurate and most helpful. Your guidance was perfect.

The finish on the cedar planks was as you stated, exceedingly fine. The sauna is unquestionably the nicest artifact in our house. This leads me to the only caution I must give to anyone contemplating following this path . . . it is so much nicer than everything else, that we are now discussing replacing the various painted doors, trim, moldings, and windows around it so as not to detract from its splendor.

Thank you so much Art for such a fine product and such outstanding service and support.

Best regards,

John Morelli
Rush, NY