The Floor In The Sauna Change Room

The floor of the change room didn’t need to be quite so waterproof as in the “wet” areas of the sauna.  As such, I opted to finish it off in red pine.

 Unlike V jointed lumber, tongue and groove boards fit together nearly flush for a perfectly flat finish (or thereabouts).  Otherwise, installation is the same as for V joint.

I lay down a double layer of my OSB and then put down the V joint over top of that.

Also in the change room I provided a trap door to gain access to the crawlspace under the sauna.  Instead of any fancy fittings to lift the board, I simply drilled out two 1″ diameter holes at each end of the board.  No hinge or anything showy, just lift out and climb in.

The floor looked great for a few hours, until continued construction traffic dirtied it completely up.  I’m hoping that once construction in the sauna tapers off, I’ll get a chance to clean, sand, and treat it.  In the meantime, I suppose it is developing some character!

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