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post #1 of 25 Old 02-18-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Just finished my latest project and I thought I would share. A little background first, I have a few humidors that I have built and they are quickly becoming too small for my cigars, however one I built was way too big to put upstairs and I didn't want to have my cigars scattered around. That's part one, second part of this story involves my awesome wife who lets me put my guitars and amp in the living room, but the problem is with the accessories and cables - they get all over the place and it doesn't look good. With that in mind I decided to build an amp stand with a drawer to hold my guitar stuff in it, so I thought if I was going to make one drawer, why not make a second and line it with Spanish Cedar to make a humidor.

With that being said, here are some pics while being built - nothing too exciting
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Here's the final product next to one of my guitars and my VOX amp
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With the drawer slid out. The drawers are made out of scrap plywood that I've had from various other projects, I stained them dark to help hide some of the blemishes of the plywood. I added a Lexan window to keep the weight down and so I can look in without having to lift the lid all the time. Since this is only for me I didn't do much finishing on the exterior of the drawer, I did take a lot of care with the Spanish cedar on the inside.
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With the lid open. I reused the tray from my other humidor - I need to get some more Spanish Cedar to build a larger tray made to fit in here. The paper towel under the humidifier is just to be safe after adding water. The space inside is 27.5"w x 14.5"L x 6" H
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Without the tray - I'm getting a 1/2lbs of beads to put in here, but for now I am combining my various humidity methods into one place to get it all up to a stable humidity
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What's left to do:
- Make a holder for the beads when they arrive
- Make one or two stackable trays that are fit to the inside
- Fine tune the drawer alignment and gap at the top
- Remove some of the cigars from the back right corner and replace them with some CC's after a vacation
- Minor touch-ups here and there if I feel like it
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post #2 of 25 Old 02-18-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

that is sweet!

nice hollow body too
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post #3 of 25 Old 02-18-2013, 07:49 PM
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Very nice work, the Gretsch ain't too shabby either!
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post #4 of 25 Old 02-18-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Thanks, the Gretsch is by far the best guitar I have ever played so far. I traded a Les Paul Traditional for it, and haven't looked back.
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post #5 of 25 Old 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Although I know nothing about guitars, I somewhat know about cigars! Your trash is awesome and your build is a work of art.

Good luck the rest of the way and thanks for posting up!
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post #6 of 25 Old 03-01-2013, 02:53 PM
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Wow awesome! Nice work.
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post #7 of 25 Old 03-01-2013, 03:44 PM
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Looks great!
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post #8 of 25 Old 03-01-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Wow, incredible! Done with class I must say!

I think the hardest part is usually the construction of the box, and at least in this case, half the battle is won with a ready-made box. I do the same with my humidor construction with a ready-made mahogany box.

I have outlined the steps to make a humidor using this method, with photos and description along the way at Making Your Own Humidor*|*devonbuy.com. Please take a look at the article, and I welcome any comments or constructive suggestions for improvement.

I have also provided links at the bottom of my page for sourcing most of the tools and components for successfully constructing the humidor, for the convenience of the hobbyist who wishes to attempt to build one. I have also included tips on maintaining it in good condition. Those sources were researched for what I believe to be at the best value or at the best prices, to the best of my knowledge and endeavour. And I have to say, it was really fun with a sense of accomplishment at the end.

It keeps good humidity too...last check it was at 72% RH.
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post #9 of 25 Old 03-04-2013, 12:58 AM
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Re: Latest build - Humidor & Guitar Amp stand

Awesome setup. Definitely think the "precautions" around the humidifier section good idea- vibration from the amp. Cool amp btw. The AC30 is probably my favorite,most versatile amp ever made
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post #10 of 25 Old 03-04-2013, 06:21 PM
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That is an awesome idea. Looks great.
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