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Project by DeMike posted 12-24-2016 09:22 PM 2760 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt at a cigar humidor with a shadow box built into the top. A friend retired after 30 years of service to this great nation and this is what he wanted. The humidor is made with solid Bolivian rosewood, East Indian ebony for the edges, and everything else on the inside is spanish cedar. The design of this was very challenging due to the fact that he wanted the top to be glass to display some keepsakes from his tenure, but it also had to be completely air tight. I came up with the flip down door that was on steel pins for the hinge, and it would lock in place with 4 tiny magnets. The two slotted boxes on the underside of the lid are holders for the humidity packets. Overall dimensions are 16×10x8. This was my first humidor and it will not be the last! I had a lot of fun making it and as usual, I learned a lot through trail and error. Let me know what you think!





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#1 posted 12-25-2016 02:17 PM

looks great

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#2 posted 12-25-2016 05:15 PM

Very nice! I love doing stuff like this – where I have to ‘figure it out’ and end up learning a lot. I’m sure that your friend will love it

-- Stephen - Georgia

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#3 posted 12-26-2016 03:41 PM

Great work, real beauty.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 12-30-2016 07:09 AM

Really nice!

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#5 posted 01-08-2017 01:22 PM

Did you buy or make the two slotted boxes for the humidity packs?

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#6 posted 01-08-2017 05:41 PM

I made them out of Spanish cedar. I found some pictures online of some that they sell, and built my own out of the scrap Spanish that I had left over. They were very easy to make!

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#7 posted 05-30-2017 05:40 PM

Looks great! I’m trying to find something like this for myself, just having a hard time coming up with a design.

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#8 posted 05-30-2017 05:45 PM

That is fantastic! You certainly went above and beyond ;) Really, that is a super build. I’m sure he’s very happy with it. We’re all grateful for his service!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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DeMike

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#9 posted 05-31-2017 01:41 PM



Looks great! I m trying to find something like this for myself, just having a hard time coming up with a design.

- frenchrc

Are you trying to make a shadow box humidor or are you wanting a humidor? I did a ton of research on how to build them, I would be more than happy to help you with any questions that you may have!

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#10 posted 05-31-2017 01:43 PM



That is fantastic! You certainly went above and beyond ;) Really, that is a super build. I m sure he s very happy with it. We re all grateful for his service!

- builtinbkyn


Thank you for the kind words! I spared no expense on this special build and it was worth every penny! He was ecstatic when I presented it to him!

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#11 posted 05-11-2018 02:09 PM

DeMike,
I am looking to purchase a new humidor for my husband. My husband is in the Army and just recently got a promotion to Colonel. I am so proud of him and want to get him a nice gift. He has mentioned in the past that he would love for the cigar humidor to be a shadow box where he can display pictures of our wedding and/or family.
Is there a way to purchase one of these??
Thanks, Jinfur

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