Nice job looks great!I was given a couple UnderwaterKinetics boxes (similar to Pelican) that were going to be trashed after use holding/shipping some demo electronics.
They sat on a shelf in my garage for a bit over a year, couldn't think of anything to do with them being that they're heavy and bulky.
A few weeks ago I ordered more cigars than I could store in my tupperdor (usually keep 4-10 sticks). It was my first time ordering cigars online and I overdid it. So now I had about 50 sticks and no place to put them. I bought another big tupperware box while I thought about humidors. I didn't want to buy a cheap humidor, but not looking to spend hundreds of dollars or more when I'm still fairly new in the hobby. Plus, the owner of my local B&M talked me out of buying one of his cheapos and told me to use tupperdor or coolerdor if I needed more room.
It's been too cold here in Indiana to smoke outside, so I haven't been using any of mine. Plus I "discovered" cigarbid and thew out a couple low bids on some lots of cigars I was interested in trying. Won 6 of the 9 lots I bid on, so I've got another 50 cigars on the way. I assumed I'd be outbid on at least half. But, I got some great deals on what I'm hoping are great cigars.
But now I needed more room and a couple tupperware boxes were affording me. I went out to the garage to see if I still had my old cooler with a broken drain valve, thought that would be perfect. I still have it, but I remembered the UK boxes and dragged one of them downstairs. The boxes are fairly new, the seals are perfect.
There's 6 tension latches around the perimeter and a thick overlapping lip with a silicone ring seal around the seam.
I bought a bunch of Spanish cedar, 30 board feet total, with 10ft 3/4" thick and the rest 1/4".
Cut everything to length and press-fit in the box. Humidified the wood with a saucer of DW for a week and then added a heartfelt beads in two half pound mesh bags. After another week the beads were clearing, the saucer came out and hygrometer went in. 2 days later, holding 68%. Once the wood was humidified, the press-fit was solid. I intended to pull the wood once humidified and have a friend cut for biscuit joints or maybe pin nail em, but no need.
Tossed in a few sticks to see how it looked/estimate capacity:
Pretty happy with the way it turned out and IMO, cooler than a cooler.