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Project by CasanovaFrankenstein posted 08-13-2014 12:19 AM 1151 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working a lot trying to organize my new shop, fix some of the broken tools and make built in cabinets and stuff like that and I got bored with doing that so I decided to make this box. I didn’t want to make a career out of building it so I kept it simple and I think it turned out well. I really like the minimalistic look of the cube vs. something else. I thought having a humidor would be nice, it’s cheaper to buy cigars in bulk but you have to store them correctly. Through my research into humidors it looked like they are essentially just a wooden box… The humidity chip makes humid air and the box keeps the humidity in place. I could be totally wrong… I’ll fill it with cheap cigars to start out. Has anyone else ever made a humidor? Does anyone know if this is going to work?

-- -Kyle





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SuperCubber

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#1 posted 08-13-2014 02:55 AM

The wood species choice is somewhat critical to the cigars and humidity. The inside should be lined with Spanish Cedar (which is actually not cedar). Other woods can impart unfavorable flavors and scents into your cigars. Also, the tighter the seal, the better, in order to keep the humidity in. It’s not too late to add 1/4” lining of Spanish Cedar.

Otherwise, nice job on the box!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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spclPatrolGroup

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 04:11 AM

You will want to find a way to make the box airtight when closed, or in the dry months it will lose humidity pretty rapidly. Also make sure it is well seasoned before you stash your stogies, once it can hold about 70% humidity on its own without ups or downs then its ready.

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Boxguy

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 04:51 AM

Kyle, you may need some type of gasket to seal the top to the bottom. Is the bottom well sealed? Nice looking project. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 07:12 AM

Kyle, it is always nice to have someone else on the site from Southern Indiana. I live across from Louisville.

-- Big Al in IN

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 08:48 AM

If that’s eastern red cedar, it will give the cigars a bad taste. Generally they are lined with Spanish cedar. Spanish cedar is not actually a cedar. It’s from the mahogany family. With that being said, I have seen them lined with mahogany.

After all my babble, your box looks great. Nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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drbyte

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 12:38 PM

Great job! I would add a little Spanish cedar to the top so the top closes down inside the body of the box for a better seal. Add thin inner-liner to the body of the box also to keep the aromatic cedar from tainting your cigars. Anything thin, say around one-eighth to one-quarter would be okay. Spanish cedar is traditionally used because of its ability to absorb and hold moisture which helps stabilize the humidity n the humidor, but as mentioned above, mahogany does a pretty good job too.

-- Dennis, WV

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Mean_Dean

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 12:05 AM

Nice looking humidor! You’ll have to let us know how well it keeps your stogies!

-- Dean

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