Desktop Humidor

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Project by Kade Knight posted 491 days ago 956 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this humidor for an old friend of mine who gifted it at a wedding. The box is made of cherry, the top is curly maple, and the edge banding is sapele. The floor of the humidor is solid granite and it is lined with spanish cedar. I finished it with 2 coats of BLO and 4 coats of Minwax semi-gloss poly.

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#1 posted 491 days ago

I like the granite detail, bet it made this heavy.

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#2 posted 491 days ago

Very nice box. I like your choice of woods.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#3 posted 490 days ago

Very nice and no splines !

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#4 posted 490 days ago

I am planning to build one for my brother-in-law’s birthday. I see a lot of good ideas in this one. I really like the contrasting edges.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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#5 posted 487 days ago

Lovely box! Perfect combination of gorgeous woods, the edge banding sets it off. Very clean lines, impressive work!

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#6 posted 487 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Yes woodbutcherbynight, this humidor is quite hefty!

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#7 posted 144 days ago

Great work! I am planning on building a humidor soon, have been doing some research on it. How did you fabricate the top? Is it veneer? If not how did you account for wood movement?
I am trying to figure out the design on mine and am worried about wood movement with a solid wood top, looking for some input from people with experience. Thanks.

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