First Humidor

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Project by Tango posted 08-11-2009 03:11 AM 1977 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a long “to do” in my list until I received a Box of Montecristos last week (my favorites!).
My old (but very nice) humidor was not working properly so I decided to jump in and build this one.
Is made of solid Spanish Cedar with lined interior and the outside is veneered in Bubinga. The top is a combination of Bubinga and a nice piece of Ebony veneer.
All edges are solid American walnut. I also installed a very nice pair of Solid Brass Hinges by Brusso with built in stops.
The most demanding part was the finish. 2 layers of sanding sealer and 10 coats of brushed High Gloss Lacquer. The final polish was done with automotive compound and 2 light coats of wax to protect everything.
This was my first attempt to do a High Gloss finish and I really like the results.
I am working now in a similar humidor but in Walnut and ash combination. I’ll post the finished pictures in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for watching!!

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Ben Kahmann

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#1 posted 08-11-2009 03:49 AM

Great looking humidor, what kind of auto compound and lacquer did you use? looks great, especially the cristos. My fave is Monte Cristo #2’s

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#2 posted 08-11-2009 03:55 AM

Great humidor. The Bubinga veneer is very striking. Also the walnut trims give the veneer even more depth.

Great design and build.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 08-11-2009 05:12 AM

The Lacquer is Deft Gloss Brushing Lacquer and the Rubbing compound is 3M Perfect It II ….and the Montecristos are #5!

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#4 posted 08-11-2009 06:18 AM

Very nice. I can smell the cedar and stogies from here.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#5 posted 08-11-2009 06:49 AM

Great job super wood

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 08-13-2009 07:09 PM

Thanks for all the comments! I really appreciate it.

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 01-12-2010 03:06 PM

Very Nice! It make me what to start smoking Cigars. lol Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 03:34 AM

Very nice himidor. Recently I drew up plans for my first humidor, a little project for my brother-in-law. Seeing yours give me inspiration to finish my current project so I can get it started. Great job.

-- rdk, Georgia

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