Ha. Yeah you did a great job... Iím in the middle of setting up a lounge now, so Iím just trying to grab something someone doesnít want anymore to use at home.
Iíve read through your build before
lol, I wasn't trying to show off or anything, just trying to point you in the storage direction you need to go in
In all seriousness tho, if you go with a cabinet, the good ones are pretty expensive and you can easily convert a closet for a very similar price. The cheaper Chinese-made ones are OK, but you'll need to do some work on them as well (I have another thread about sealing up my cabinet). The only other answer is a coolerdor / chest freezer that's not plugged in. Those work quite well if you don't care too much about the aesthetics of it.
Buy a cooler and spend the rest on cigars just save some money to buy another cooler when you run into that problem again
So I've seen this statement fairly often over the years here at Puff. I don't inherently disagree, but I will say that some (perhaps many) of us do care about the aesthetics of our collections. Personally, having my collection nicely sorted, on display, and being able to go into my humidor and "peruse" all my cigars is something I enjoy doing. I also enjoy when a friend comes over and we spend a few min in there deciding what to take out.
Is that personal enjoyment a justification for the cost of setting up something that's, aesthetically, "nicer" than a cooler ? There's no right or wrong answer to that question, as it's completely subjective and up to the individual. For me, the answer was yes, the cost was justified and I'd do it all over again if I had the choice. In fact, I'd do it a lot sooner so I could have saved $$$ on those cabinets and end-tables I bought. For some, who don't care about the aesthetics of storage and just care that their sticks are being stored properly, yes, absolutely a cooler can work.