Another Humidor Question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Designing Woodworking Projects forum

Forum topic by majeagle1 posted 02-09-2009 02:45 AM 1251 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View majeagle1's profile


1426 posts in 2919 days

02-09-2009 02:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: humidor box question glue spanish cedar

I posted a few weeks ago a few questions about hardware for a humidor. I got a great respons…. thanks to everyone for there input. I have taken your advice.

My next / last question, as I am about to complete the humidor, I am installing the spanish cedar lining and have cut the miter corners and everything fits like a glove, so:

Do I install it and leave it just “pressure fit”?
Do I glue it in? if so, what kind of glue?

I also have a couple of slip in rails with a couple of cross dividers in place as well. I want to keep this as a pressure fit only, it does assist in keeping the sides/end lining in place as well.

All suggestions / input welcome.

Thanks in advance

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

3 replies so far

View odie's profile


1690 posts in 3263 days

#1 posted 02-09-2009 03:21 AM

I used to glue them without any problem. Just a couple spots in the middle. I didn’t read your first post, but be sure to finish the inside before the Spanish Cedar goes in. I used Beall round stop hinges for the hinges.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

View JimmyC's profile


106 posts in 2825 days

#2 posted 02-09-2009 04:02 PM

I agree with Skeezics, being a cigar conn- a sewer(heheheh) I have never seen a lining glued into a humidor, they are always pressure fit. You do not under any circumstance want to allow any glue smells to permeate cigars. Good luck with the pressure fit.


-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

View Ryan Shervill's profile

Ryan Shervill

278 posts in 3235 days

#3 posted 02-09-2009 04:34 PM

I glue them in…...and I have built a humidor or two ;) People will do some crazy things with my humis, including trying to pick it up by the lining…....I like the added insurance :)

Use a type III PVA, and apply it springly, and only on the opposite side of where you want the expansion accross the long grain. ie: The sides: They run horizontally, and you want any expansion to go “up” (the only way it can go, assuming you installed the bottom panel first and they butt up against it), therefore, you would apply a bead of glue along the lower 1/4 of the outside face. This means when the cedar expands and the board gets wider, it pushes up uninhibited.

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here:

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics