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Best Wood for Building a Humidor?

This is a discussion on Best Wood for Building a Humidor? within the Cigar Questions forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; I saw at my local wood craft store.. www.woodcraft.com They have a U build humidor plan and hardware. http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx...e=details#tabs I'm ...

  
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    Full grown Puffer Fish Legion's Avatar


     

    Question Best Wood for Building a Humidor?

    I saw at my local wood craft store..www.woodcraft.com
    They have a U build humidor plan and hardware.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx...e=details#tabs

    I'm thinking it will be fun to build a humidor.

    Has anyone made a humidor from scratch?
    What are the best woods to work with for the outshell?
    Tips to know?

    Would appreciate all comments

    I know spanish cedar for the lining.
    Lloyd's words to live by...Don't think...Know...If you Don't know...Ask.

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    Leading Puffer Fish


     
    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    I saw at my local wood craft store..www.woodcraft.com
    They have a U build humidor plan and hardware.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx...e=details#tabs

    I'm thinking it will be fun to build a humidor.

    Has anyone made a humidor from scratch?
    What are the best woods to work with for the outshell?
    Tips to know?

    Would appreciate all comments

    I know spanish cedar for the lining.
    My cabinet humi will be made out of 3/4" white oak. I hope to finish it in a couple of weeks.
    If you smell-l-l-l-l-l-l what The Rock is cookin!!!???

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader karmaz00's Avatar


     
    probely oak, any harwood, but line it with spanish cedar

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader


     
    I am making one now. I used oak but it can be any type of wood that makes you happy. Just make sure you line the inside with spanish cedar. I just put the first coat of varnish on this baby less than 1 hour ago.

    http://www.cigarlive.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16821

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    Leading Puffer Fish


     
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    I am making one now. I used oak but it can be any type of wood that makes you happy. Just make sure you line the inside with spanish cedar. I just put the first coat of varnish on this baby less than 1 hour ago.

    http://www.cigarlive.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16821
    Very nice. Here's mine. http://www.cigarlive.com/forum/showt...hlight=humidor

    The drawers are done now and the top just needs to be added on and add the door. Once that's done, it's a final sanding, stain, sand, and one more coat. It'll be done with 3-4 more hours of work.
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    trashcan

    [quote=If ur going to work with any kind of wood I recomand cherry wood it is easy to work with and has nice finsh Quote= be sure to use spanish cedar for the lining

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Andy's Avatar


     
    Good Morning Cigar Live

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    Full grown Puffer Fish Huskysibe's Avatar


     
    thats cool, I wish I could build a cool humidor. Maybe I will checkout the do it yourselfer LOL I have 2 humidors that hold 10 each, I have a feeling I am gonna need a lot bigger humi.

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    Young Fish casper's Avatar


     
    Quote Originally Posted by forgop View Post
    Very nice. Here's mine. http://www.cigarlive.com/forum/showt...hlight=humidor

    The drawers are done now and the top just needs to be added on and add the door. Once that's done, it's a final sanding, stain, sand, and one more coat. It'll be done with 3-4 more hours of work.
    is it that difficult? how much did you wind up spending on just the contruction materials? its very nice by the way
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    Full grown Puffer Fish jim@mindofmen.com's Avatar


     
    A thing to keep in mind is that a humidor should probably not be your first woodworking project. To maintain a stable environment, your humidor needs to have fairly tight tolerances. A novice woodworker is just not likely to be able to get things that well made.

    I would probably check out what top manufacturers are using for their humidors. Certain woods are more stable than others. Oak and cherry are pretty good choices, but you may want to avoid woods that are known to move a lot with seasonal changes.

    also, make sure you get straight grained wood. Quartersawn wood tends to be more stable but it does cost a bit more.
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    Full grown Puffer Fish Legion's Avatar


     
    Yes I agree I have picked out Maple wood for the project but will start with a simple cutting board to learn the feel of the wood Then onto the humi project. Thank everyone for the good advice.
    Lloyd's words to live by...Don't think...Know...If you Don't know...Ask.

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    Puffer Fish with many spikes ylo2na-cl's Avatar


     
    Quote Originally Posted by Legion View Post
    I saw at my local wood craft store..www.woodcraft.com
    They have a U build humidor plan and hardware.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx...e=details#tabs

    I'm thinking it will be fun to build a humidor.

    Has anyone made a humidor from scratch?
    What are the best woods to work with for the outshell?
    Tips to know?

    Would appreciate all comments

    I know spanish cedar for the lining.
    There are plenty of woods to use to make a box once you line it with cedar. However, I am going to make an alternative suggestion....I go around to old thrift stores looking for boxes, possibly wooden jewelry boxes, and buy them for a song. Then, I clean them up at home and line them inside with cedar. On the outside, I usually cut out some nifty picture from a cigar catalog and paste that on top and voila, you have a great little humidor. However, I do have an advantage since I really dont worry about the boxes I get having a tight closing...reason, I have a walk-in humidor and the cigars I place in these boxes get humidified without having to worry about beads, crystals or water pillows to keep them at the right humidity or temp. Anyway, you can still seal these boxes with some foam sealant you use around windows, etc. Anyway, I have found some great wooden boxes with great features. Just a thought to store your treasured smokes.
    Best,
    Ylo2na
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Chuffy's Avatar


     
    I have made four humidors now. I have used pine, poplar, and hard maple. I liked the hard maple best. I think the grain looks nice, and it is very tough wood.
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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Chuffy's Avatar


     
    So far, my biggest challenge has been to get the lid to seal tight. On two of my humidors, I have "cheated" by making a silicone gasket around the top.
    "I caint get a long little doggie, I caint even get one that's small. I caint get a long little doggie; I caint even get one at all." --Yosemite Sam

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes corbu12's Avatar


     
    Quote Originally Posted by BadMormon View Post
    So far, my biggest challenge has been to get the lid to seal tight. On two of my humidors, I have "cheated" by making a silicone gasket around the top.
    that's not cheating...you are just embracing technology....

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