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Forum topic by RickB posted 12-14-2011 07:56 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-14-2011 07:56 PM

OK, I recently smoked a “good” cigar and decided that I would like to build a humidor and have a few of these on hand.

Now, I found a free description/plan online from Taunton’s Fine Woodworking. This plan had the entire box made from Spanish Cedar. The cedar was veneered, and there was a SCedar insert as well.

On the other hand, I’ve looked at a few humidors in the projects here. Many of these had the box/carcass as an any-wood, and the insert was SCedar.

So, your opinions on this:

1) Does the moisture from having a S.Cedar liner cause the “any-wood” box to rot, move, split, joints fail or have other problems?
2) Does the humiidty stay high enough with just a S.Cedar liner (as opposed to the box being S.Cedar as well.
3) Any other questions comparing the two options that I should be asking but am not?



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#1 posted 12-15-2011 12:18 AM

1. Having Spanish Cedar as a lining does NOT cause moisture. The wood is very stable and imparts a nice odor, that is why it’s used in humidors. If the outer box is built right, there should be no problems. I always put on a couple coats of dewaxed shellac before adding the SC lining. This protects the outer wood box from possible problems from the humidity.

2.Yes. well… it basically depends on whether or not the box has a good seal and if YOU control the humidity right with something like humidity beads. Stay away from the floral foam.


4. What kind of cigar did you smoke? :)

5. don’t forget to properly “season” the humidor before storing those precious sticks in it

-- Childress Woodworks

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