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04-14-2013 11:41 PM

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Had someone ask me about building a humidor, Its a friend of mine and I told him that I knew where to find the information we needed.. So I am asking the group, whats the deal with HUMIDORS?... My buddy is a big time
cigar guy and needs to hold he said over a hundred cigars.. seems like a lot to me, but the guy is never without a cigar.. so maybe he does have that many.. Need to know that hows and whys of building a good humidor.. SO because I know that in about ten minutes I will have more info on humidors than I ever knew existed… thank you all very much…Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com


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#1 posted 04-15-2013 12:42 AM

A hundred cigars? Wow, that would be huge.

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#2 posted 04-15-2013 01:16 AM

I’ve never made one but as far as I know the preferred wood is Spanish cedar.

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#3 posted 04-15-2013 01:22 AM

Spanish cedar is traditional choice for interior lining. You will find several ways to humidify, many suppliers out there. You will probably want a high quality hygrometer. The box obviously need to be air tight. They are a bit tricky to bring to the proper humidity level, then keep it there. Keep in mind 100 stogies probably don’t come too cheap, it will be good to make triple sure of the functionality before loading it up.

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#4 posted 04-15-2013 01:36 AM

Well, I don’t know squat about cigars or humidors, but I found this site where you can download an Adobe document on making one …. humidor that is, not a cigar.

http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/free-plan-spanish-cedar-humidor.aspx

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#5 posted 04-15-2013 01:37 AM

I never built on but I look on line and a Humidor for 100-120 cigars is only 15’’ wide, 10’’ deep and 6-1/2’’ high.

Not exactly huge. Cigars don’t take a lot of room.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 02:18 AM

I doubt he wants them crammed into a smallish box, they come in a box usually 15-25 cigars. Tightly packed. I have seen larger humidors made to fit a coffee table top that held about 50-60 comfortably and with access to each group or however they are divided. Think minature gun cabinet with the exception that this must be kept at a certain humidity to keep the cigars fresh. A stale cigar tastes and smells like burning paper, those that smoke know trust me on this. (laughing)

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#7 posted 04-15-2013 02:32 AM

I doubt he wants them crammed into a smallish box, they come in a box usually 15-25 cigars. Tightly packed. I have seen larger humidors made to fit a coffee table top that held about 50-60 comfortably and with access to each group or however they are divided. Think minature gun cabinet with the exception that this must be kept at a certain humidity to keep the cigars fresh. A stale cigar tastes and smells like burning paper, those that smoke know trust me on this. (laughing)

Well I guess since the OP didn’t clarify much in his post I guess were just guessing. LOL.

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#8 posted 04-15-2013 01:55 PM

^ huh?

Papa – i picked up some spanish cedar shorts in Manchester at Parkerville. It seems they carry a good supply of it. Im also pretty sure that CWG in Enfield stocks it as well.

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#9 posted 04-15-2013 01:58 PM

I wish you well. That has got to be a large humidor.

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#10 posted 04-15-2013 11:00 PM

Many thanks to all, you guys always have the answer, or at least a way to get there from here.. After more dialogue with my friend, he wants it to stand up inside his closet. Has a walk in closet and wants it on the back wall.. He is talking like 78”tall by 50”wide by 14” deep.. couple drawers on the bottom..Who knows, everybody wants something until they find out how much the materials cost.. Thanks again all… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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#11 posted 04-16-2013 02:05 AM

Why am I not surprised on the size????? (laughing)

78”tall by 50”wide by 14” deep, a freaking gun cabinet…..

I would admit to being envious though, would not mind having that kind of inventory, my selection would improve while my wallet melted….

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#12 posted 04-16-2013 03:25 AM

He probably wants to keep boxes of cigars, not just individual ones. The tricky part is maintaining proper humidity so if you can make compartments so that opening one door doesn’t flood the entire case with new air that would be beneficial.

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#13 posted 04-21-2013 09:14 PM

well Its no longer my problem, local convenience store was getting rid of theirs, and my buddy was in the right place at the right time….FREEBIE…..this thing is huge…some people just step in it others just step over… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#14 posted 04-22-2013 01:05 AM

sweet deal, would have been an interesting build though..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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