Cabinet style humidor for safe #1: Looking for input!

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Blog entry by Mark D. posted 11-20-2011 02:06 AM 9263 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi All, So to house my growing collection I have three humidors stashed throughout the house. I have a huge safe in my office with a pretty much unused section for storing rifles (which I no longer own). I’ve been toying with the idea of building a cabinet style humidor to go on that side of the safe. Below is a first attempt at designing it in sketchup, and the second pic is a sheet of 1/4” MDF with the elevation drawn for scale in the safe. Has anyone on here built anything similar? Does anyone have any design suggestions?

First Sketchup Model:

Mockup of elevation:

Also, I’ve been toying at the idea of a double walled construction…. I live in a rather arid climate here in Vegas where average humidity levels are in the mid teens 90% of the time… My thoughts were to possibly used MDF (ducking for cover) for the outer carcase and then veneer it with something more asthetically pleasing, and have the interior completely made of spanish cedar… My thinking behind this is stability…. With 15% RH outside the box, and 62-68% RH inside the box, solid wood is going to be fighting itself to stay together… using MDF would largley stabilize the outer carcase and help seal in moisture… Below is a few more sketchup images showing how I intend on circulating the humidification around the interior of the humidor…

Showing slotted walls:

And with humidifier concealment panel and face frame removed for clarity of circulation:

Thoughts/comments/”are you crazy??!” all welcome :-)

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#1 posted 11-20-2011 02:16 AM

Looks like a good start to me


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