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sa   SAUNA
x   SPA
xx   SAUNA

Advice on selecting a clear finish for the wooden walls of a hot-tub room.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 6

Wake up your deck. Photos show the addition of a hot tub, privacy screen and pergola to an existing deck.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 34

Build your own hot tub and save. 57" diameter wooden tub uses plastic tank liners to eliminate need for watertight joints.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1982 (v.5#9) pg. 42

A summer oasis. Outdoor spa and an outdoor refreshment bar complement the pool change house featured in June 1990 issue.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1990 (v.13#10) pg. 16

Automating a spa with three X-10 powerline-carrier remote control modules.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1990 (v.5#5) pg. 14

Difficulty in using X-10 devices in thermostatic applications (such as controlling the temperature of a spa).
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 16

Tip on remotely controlling a 220-volt spa using an X-10 module.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jun 1997 (v.12#3) pg. 60

Guide to hot tubs. Tubs and auxiliary equipment examined. Step-by-step photo description of assembling a hot tub from a kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 15

Turn your backyard into a resort. Six projects combine wooden decks with hot tub, fire pit, privacy screens, benches, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 21

How to install an outdoor hot tub and surround it with a red cedar deck.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 34

Build an outside deck for a spa. The spa sits on a raised platform and is surrounded on three sides with a lattice screen and/or a railing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 32

Build a Japanese-style bath house to surround a 5-ft. diameter hot tub. Overall dimensions 9x12-ft. Cedar framing is combined with redwood decking, stuccoed walls and shoji screens. Est. cost: $25,000.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 37

Adding a Craftsman-style spa room. Features posts and beams raised on a double-decker (suspended) concrete slab.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 58
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 6

An energy efficient hot tub. A site-built spa of concrete, tile and foam insulation. A large insulated cover is cranked up and swung aside using a winch and davit assembly made from pipe.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #69 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 64

Advice on controlling moisture in a spa room.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 24

Tips on lowering humidity in sunrooms containing hot tubs, spas and pools.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 137

Home spas. Basic information on what is available, choosing a spa, installation, care, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #726 Oct 1988 (v.84) pg. 56

Super spa. Built-in (6.5-ft. diameter) spa can be cast from a mold you make yourself. After installing jets, pumps, etc. the spa is surrounded with a redwood deck. Partial instructions included. Complete plans must be ordered ($14). Est. cost: $2850.
HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 74

Incorporating a spa into your outdoor deck. Four designs shown.
HOME MECHANIX #787 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.90) pg. 44

How decks and hot tubs go together. How to incorporate a hot tub into a wooden deck.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 61

How to deck around hot tubs and spas.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 42

Building and customizing a hot tub. Tips on assembling a tub from a kit and building an attached covered deck and screened-in porch to house the tub.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #637 Jun 1981 (v.77) pg. 58

How to install an inground spa.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 59

How to build a hot tub from concrete. Estimated cost: $250.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 84

How to build a simple, practical one-person hot tub (furo) from plywood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #153 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 48

Gourmet heating. 5 articles look at the selection, installation and use of spas, hot tubs and saunas.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 20

Five "easy places" that create backyard vacation spots. (1) A prefabricated gazebo. (2) Lattice fences. (3) A multi-level barbecue. (4) A hot tub built into a deck. (5) A deck built on a level lot. Photos and sketches are included for each, but not complete construction details.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.7#6) pg. 41

How to build a hot tub from a kit. Includes instructions for elevated decking with planters and fencing to build around a 6-ft. diameter tub.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1979 (v.151#3) pg. 134

A build-it-yourself solar-heated hot tub. Plans must be ordered. Est. cost: $400.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1979 (v.151#3) pg. 137

Build a solar-addition that serves as a greenhouse, family room or dining area. Includes a kit-built sauna room with a wood-burning sauna stove and a hot tub. Complete module can be built from plans that are available for $7.50. Est. cost of addition: $7,500.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 138

Install your own hot tub from a kit or from components you gather yourself.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 96

For an active solar room, add a spa wing. Pennsylvania homeowner adds a "solar" room with 8 pairs of sliding glass doors to provide a year-round location for a spa tub.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1981 (v.218#2) pg. 120

Hot-tub deck. How to incorporate a kit tub into a wooden deck.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1981 (v.219#2) pg. 82

How to winterize your outdoor spa.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1982 (v.221#5) pg. 92

Wood-epoxy construction building technique for projects exposed to water (boats, hot tubs, etc.)
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1984 (v.224#3) pg. 122

Install your own spa. Tips from a professional help you speed the job and improve the result.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 113

Taking the plunge. What you should know before installing a hot tub or spa.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER May-Jun 1990 (v.5#4) pg. 14
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1990 (v.5#8) pg. 13

Photos show how a sloping lot was landscaped on levels and included the addition of a big deck and a high deck with a hot tub.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 302

Hot tub pros and cons. A look at potential buyers, why have one, where to put it, options to consider and energy consumption.
SUNSET Jul 1979 (v.163#1) pg. 77

Pool and spa covers. Tips on safety and energy conservation.
SUNSET Apr 1994 (v.192#4) pg. 133

Kit built hot tub set into an outdoor deck. How to assemble the kit and build the surrounding deck.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 46

Tips on fabricating a circular red cedar soaking tub (26" diameter, 42" tall).
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 36

Backyard entertainment area. Part 3. Hot tub on a two-level deck.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1996 (v.52#6) pg. 54