Wenge & Zebrawood Humidor

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Project by majeagle1 posted 1509 days ago 3120 views 10 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another humidor that I did as a commision from a previous customer.
Wenge for the box and Zebrawood for the top and accents. Obviously spanish cedar for the lining and of course good ‘ole brusso hardware. Sanding done down to 220.

Dimensions are 13×9 x 5 and the finish is 5 coats Watco Danish Oil and 3 coats of hand rubbed Black Bison wax.

I left the humidifier and hygrometer un-installed as I think that is a personal decision for the customer to make for the location of these items as he sets it up.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#1 posted 1509 days ago

Magnificent..Good choice in timber, hardware and finish.
nice touch letting the customer position the H and H

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1509 days ago

First class job as always, Gene!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1509 days ago

what a beautiful job…i love the woods….and it looks so fine…nice finish work…i would say this box is just “smokin”..i know…couldnt help it..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 1509 days ago

very nice box. lovely indeed.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1509 days ago

This came out very well.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1509 days ago

Very nice with good wood choices!

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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#7 posted 1509 days ago

Good enough for Havana Finest!!!!!!

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 1509 days ago

That is an absolutely beautiful box and a great choice of woods.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#9 posted 1509 days ago

Love the look of the Wenge…and the contrast with the zebrawood is great. Very nice clean lines. So when it comes to the inside of the humidor do you finish the outside box and then slide in an “unfinished” spanish cedar insert? Always wondered.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#10 posted 1508 days ago

Very nice. Great choice of woods and great finishing job.

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#11 posted 1508 days ago

Excellent job, I’m sure your customer is a happy one.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 1508 days ago

Very nice box. Can I ask where you got that hardware for the lid? I haven’t seen that style hardware that small before.

-- Nick, South Carolina,

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#13 posted 1508 days ago

Another beauty Gene! The woods and finish are fantastic as always and the design is classic. Very, very nice. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#14 posted 1508 days ago

Thank you all for the wonderful comments…...... this really was fun to make and it is always great when you have a “repeat” customer.

Grizz..... LOL, yeh, this one is “smokin”

Jeff.... You are correct, I finish the box first ( very carefully ) and then fit the lining into the box so it is very snug. The spanish cedar for the top and bottom are built into the actuall box frame and “float”.

Nick.... I got all the hardware from Woodcraft, although Rockler carries it also. The hinges are the JB-102 and the lid stay is a JB-250. I think that Brusso makes the absolute best brass hardware available.

Thanks again everyone…........:)

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#15 posted 1508 days ago

Very, Very nice…wood choice was great, Is it the camera or just that ive never seen zebra wood so light before?

-- Chris From Maryland, If it aint broke, You havent tried fixin it yet...

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