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Project by Shadowbox posted 12-12-2008 05:24 AM 2099 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first humidor. Black walnut (my favorite) outside with of course the spanish cedar on the inside. Should hold 50 cigars. I thought I had made a mistake with the grain pattern going from front to back instead of the traditional long ways. The lid started to bow a little at first but then relaxed. I thought I was going to have to start over or otherwise fix it but it turned out the way I wanted it after all. The finish is hand rubbed lacquer.

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 05:44 AM

Beautiful humidor. Black walnut is also one of my favorites and your hand-rubbed lacquer finish looks great. Nice job!


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#2 posted 12-12-2008 07:19 AM

Love the wood. Love the finish.

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 05:20 PM

Love the humidor, I was wondering if you got plans for it somewhere? I have been wanting to construct one of these but want to get the construction exact so I don’t potentially ruin a bunch of cigars.

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 05:25 PM

Great job on the humidor.Love the choice of wood and the finish is great.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#5 posted 12-17-2008 05:35 AM

I don’t have any plans for this box, but the basic dimensions are 11 1/2×9 x 2 1/2. If I were to do it over, I would make it a little deeper than 2 1/2. At least 3, maybe even 3 1/2. Once you add the spanish cedar, the humidifier and the hygrometer, it eats up a lot of the useable space.

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#6 posted 07-03-2009 03:44 PM

Great Humidor!!! I love how simple it looks. The mistake of the grain on the top turned out really cool. You thinking of making another one?

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 06:36 AM

good job

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 01:07 AM

Update – I visited the friend I made this for and looked it over while enjoying a fine cigar. The lid is bowing again. It still seals, but I plan to make another one with more material around the lid to give it more strength. Thanks all for the comments!

-- You're Born, You Die... The rest is up to you! NO FEAR

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