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Forum topic by Mike posted 06-25-2012 04:53 PM 1080 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2012 04:53 PM

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Need to put some shelfs in a cabinet to use as a Humidor in a commercial application. Thinking a marine grade luan plywood.
Any thoughts on this? I am a little concerned with the glue in the ply causing isshues.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 05:14 PM

When you say Humidor, it makes me think cigars… which makes me think spanish cedar.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#2 posted 06-25-2012 08:48 PM

The shelfs will be 16” X 21” so rather use sheet goods then glue up.

Did some more research and one of the other humidors they bought has luan faced MDF shelfs. From what I can find the major thing is to get formalgahide free materials. I am looking into formalgahide free luan faced mdf and checking on if it will hold up to this type of application.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#3 posted 06-25-2012 09:18 PM

I have no experience with MDF under these conditions but I am a cigar smoker. At the risk of telling you something you already know, keep in mind that the standard relative humidity in a humidor is 70%.

Since spanish cedar is in the mahogany family, I believe formaldehyde-free lauan is a decent stand-in for SC, where appearance and SC seasoning properties aren’t a concern. It’s what I used for shelves in my “coolerdor”...a high capacity humidor made from an up-ended 125-quart ice chest. Of course, lauan won’t have the scent of SC but since I store cigars in the coolerdor using their original boxes, that’s of no concern. I did slot the shelves, though, to promote air circulation.

-- None

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 05:37 AM

Thanks Brett

I am probably going to use a hardwood formalgahide free plywood with exterior rated glue. I will be sloting the shelves.
The owner isn’t concerned with the appearance or seasoning as it is for cigars in there boxs in a smoke shop.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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