Sauna Cladding Aspen
Populus tremula is latin name for European aspen, a decidous tree growing up to 20 m tall.
Aspen wood is soft, but fairly strong, and has low flammability. The wood has a fine uniform texture and is straight grained. Aspen has very good working characteristics, it machines easily, turns, bores, and sands well. It takes paint and stain well to produce a good finish. It has low to moderate shrinkage and good dimensional stability.
Both natural and heat-treated aspen are popular materials for the interiors of saunas and spas due to low thermal condactivity and beautiful uniform color.