Humidors- Hardwood vs. Veneer

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Forum topic by fineamerican posted 01-29-2010 06:16 AM 2532 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2010 06:16 AM

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Im looking for some feedback concerning this debate. Ive tried both methods, and havent gotten any negative feedback for either. The negatives I usually have read go like this: Solid wood doesnt hold up as long as a veneer/mdf/spanish cedar style.
The negative for veneer-
Veneering a humidor sends a false message to the potential client because the humidor may look like some rare exotic burl, but really just some veneer over mdf.
Id love to hear some thoughts on this debate.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 01-29-2010 03:08 PM

Being very partial to my cigar collection I tend to be concerned with how long the humidor will last due to the humidity it must maintain. I have several humidors and I have not seen much difference between my veneered one and my other full wooden ones. As a preference I like the wood and spanish cedar only because I love knowing it is solid wood and quality like the cigars they hold.

-- Kelly -- Common Sense, Isn't Common to Everyone. - Me

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#2 posted 01-29-2010 05:03 PM

solid wood is always my selling point – i won’t make anything else

-- -erik & christy-

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#3 posted 01-29-2010 11:51 PM

My preference leans towards solid wood. However, if the workmanship is up to par, veneer would look/feel just as good I think.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 12:25 AM

I suppose it would depend on what your customer likes. If he doesn’t know the difference and doesn’t care I would say anything that works properly would be ok. It wouldn’t hurt to discuss it with the customer and explain it so he could choose. There are advantages to either approach and also disadvantages, though the disadvantages might not be technical in nature.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-30-2010 03:09 AM

A rare exotic burl veneer is still a rare exotic burl, only it’s probably more stable. :-)

Veneer itself is not inferior to solid wood. And there are probably more exotic figured woods available as veneers than as solids. And imo, using veneer doesn’t send any false messages.

Bottom line is that quality construction and craftsmanship should be all that matter, not the construction method. Unless possibly if the joinery is the focal point.

-- Gerry,

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