First wooden box / First Humidor (Maybe)

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Project by Chris posted 888 days ago 1100 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend is getting married in Cuba and I know that he will be bringing back some cigars. I also know that he doesn’t own a humidor so I thought I would try my hand at making him a functional wedding gift. As a novice wood worker this is my first real attempt at building a box let alone a humidor. I haven’t seasoned the wood yet and I may add a tray depending on what he would like once he gets back and receives his present. We will see if the humidity will remain once he puts it to use, otherwise it may turn into a wedding box that can hold pens or sand, or whatever. Either way I had fun building it and I learned a ton as I did. The woods are cherry for the body, cherry, maple and walnut for the top, walnut for the splines and handle and spanish cedar for the interior. It is finished with a gel finish from Lee Valley. Thanks for looking and comments and critiques are welcome….. Thanks


-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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#1 posted 888 days ago

It will make a very elegant humidor, I have a humidor, use a shot glass filled with distilled water it lasts about 30 days.

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#2 posted 888 days ago

That’s really sharp, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 888 days ago

Pretty sharp looking humidor for your first one. I am working on a humidor/coffee table myself, I hope it’s as nice as yours.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 888 days ago

I wish my first box looked that good. NICE job.

-- Powered by Smith & Wilson~~~

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#5 posted 888 days ago

Humidor or no humidor. That is a great box.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#6 posted 888 days ago

Great looking box I just started on my first box hope it looks as good as yours

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#7 posted 888 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement guys, much appreciated!

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you

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#8 posted 887 days ago

You did a great job on the box!!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#9 posted 884 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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