|Project by JayG46||posted 11-14-2014 10:46 AM||1164 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A humidor has been on my list of things to build for quite some time and I finally got around to it last week. This is one of three I made in preparation for a craft show. I was only able to finish one in time for the show but that one ended up selling and I got an order for another because of it.
The sides and legs are curly maple and the top is wenge. I inlaid the dial in the top because it always seemed counter productive to have to break the seal of the box to check the humidity. There are no hinges, you just lift the top straight off. Because the top only fits perfectly snug in one orientation, I added a little wenge key with my Festool Domino in what I consider to be the front of the box to take any guesswork out of putting the top back on.
Around the top panel, I used some black teak decking caulk to make a better seal. I did the same in the groove where the 1/4” plywood bottom fits. Since it is a floating panel, there would have been room for air to creep out but hopefully the caulk will slow the inevitable bleed and still allow for wood movement.
The inside is of course lined with unfinished Spanish cedar. The outside is finished with my cutting board treatment (mostly mineral oil & beeswax) because there was a tight turn around on delivery and I didn’t want the finish to smell.
Thanks for checking it out.
-- Jay Gargiulo, Naples, FL www.swallowtailwoodcraft.com "Once you understand the way broadly, you can see it in all things."- Miyamoto Musashi