The construction of a full-fledged bathhouse at the summer cottage used in summer is not always advisable, since the cost of manufacturing it is quite large. Sometimes it is preferable to use the budget version of the bath, made from scratch literally within a couple of days. At the same time, outwardly such a structure can have a completely finished and attractive appearance (due to the use of special techniques for exterior decoration).
In this article we will talk about how to make a bath barrel with your own hands, what materials to use, as well as drawings, diagrams, photos and video instructions.
The longitudinal dimensions of such structures range from 2 to 6 meters; and the smallest buildings usually consist of only one steam room with a stove.
Large-sized structures may include a washing room, a rest room, and an improvised porch with a canopy.
You can use tongue-and-groove boards
You can build a sauna bath use wood from such known species as fir, spruce or larch. Taking into account the special conditions of operation at the dacha (precipitation, sudden changes in external temperatures, as well as high humidity) it is best to use moisture-resistant wood varieties. These species include cedar and larch, the high cost of which fully pays for their long-term exploitation.
But such a connection is more convenient As for the shape of the blanks for making an improvised bath, a well-planed edged board with a special spike connection can be used as such. into the groove. "
For the convenience of assembling a structure, it is desirable to give rounded shapes to typesetting elements by selecting a part of the material according to a special pattern. When using conventional flat boards, one should select billets of small width, the radial size of which allows the shape of the structure to be as close as possible to the circle.
Basis for the bath of the barrel
The need for a foundation usually not. It is enough to prepare a flat platform and place on it a special base that serves as a reliable support for the construction of a rounded shape.
The following can be used as such a site:
In addition, an old reinforced concrete slab of a suitable size can be used to prepare a flat platform.
Reinforced concrete slab as a platform
When assembling the support base, try to adhere to the following recommendations:
Sizes of the large bath of the barrel
Assembly of the hull The bath begins with the installation of partitions fixed on the base crossmembers. When arranging them, we should not forget about the special openings designed for the installation of door and window blocks, as well as the processing of wood material with special protective impregnation.
Then, on the ready-made oval base, several boards of the desired length are placed, interconnected by spike-to-groove method. Upon completion of the preparation of the part of the circle, sufficient for fixing the end partitions, the latter are installed in place and securely fastened. After that, you can safely continue forming a circle from the boards with the support on the partitions.
The required rigidity of the bath-barrel structure is achieved through the use of tightening metal hoops. For reliable adhesion of the covering hoops, special iron clamps are used, by means of which later (after the wood dries out) it will be possible to tighten the structure, preventing the formation of cracks.
As for the exterior of the building, traditional soft roof can perform its function, Mounted on the upper sector of the bath. When it is arranged, this part of the barrel is first covered with a waterproofing material (plastic wrap, for example), and then covered with roofing felt or bituminous tiles.
Assembling the bath-barrel:
In the photo you can see various accomplishments of the bath barrels:
Bath barrel on wheels
At the lake
Bath covered with stones
With a shower in the street
With a sloping roof
With a porthole \
With glass by the door
By the pool
In a private house
In landscape design
Bath barrel in the forest
Near the house
A bathhouse barrel near the spruce
Mini bath barrel in the yard
And now, you can read with diagrams and drawings of the manufacture of the barrel bath: