I am a fan of the ceegar. I have decided that keeping them in a coolerdor is
just no way to treat them so I have decided to build a humidor.
I know there are many plans for teeny tiny boxes but I say go big or go
I want to build a cabinet, kind of like a curio cabinet with one glass door.
I will be lining it with Spanish cedar. The thing is these things are made
to hold 70% relative humidity so I am not sure how to approach this task.
I can build it of as nice plywood as I can find and edge it on the outside
with nice trim. Any thoughts on this? I don't know if I am talented enough
to make it from solid wood. I am fairly green.
Also Since I will be making a glass panel door, how can I ensure the
humidity does not warp the rails, stiles?
Can anyone point me in the direction of a useable plan?
In over my head is where I like it,
I've been thinking about a humidor lately as well, though not the
cabinet style. I looked at several plans and sites and found this
article from FWW:
As far as trapping the humidity behind a glass door, it seems some
kind of a seal that compresses when the door closes is one route to
go. Years ago I was building a custom lamphouse for my photographic
enlarger. I needed to create a light tight seal. I cut and glued a
piece of neoprene around the edge and when the lamphouse was lowered
into position the wweight compressed the neoprene and, violα, nary a
photon could escape.
What other suggestions might the more experienced among us make?
My $0.02 worth,
Having built a rather large humidor lately I think I have learned a
few things as I am still modifying things. A good sealer/laquer
oneverything about 6 coats ought to seal it just fine. After the
laquer has dried and the fumes have disapated you are safe to line
your cabinet. I used foam weather stripping around my doors for a
sealer. Works pretty good. While I did not use glass in it I would
think that weather stripping would work. If you are going to include
any drawers in your cabinet I would suggest that you leave room behind
the drawers for air flow. I have put a Cigar Oasis II in my units
and it does a great job. I did however install a few other 40MM 12vdc
fans to help circulate the air.
Point your browser at: http://tinyurl.com/5nulh
This is a Yahoo group for Alt.Smokers.Cigars. You'll see some very nice
cabinet humidors that were built by a guy who goes by the handle of BigOak.
If you like his styles, you may wish to try to contact him through the
newsgroup. There are also some smaller ones shown. All have their ASC
handles so you can "page" them in ASC.
I think that adding a humidifier means that you do not have to have an
airtight seal, for example:
And a hygrometer lets you keep track of the actual humidity.
A friend and me bought a few cigars. He bought this little stick cigar.
Heaven brand. Well he forgot to take it with him so I uhh...smoked it. Not
bad. Verrrry mild. Comes in flavors. I used to have my A list of cigars but
after like a 7 year hiatus I have long forgot them. So now when I get the
urge I have to experiment which is not that fun when you get a clunker.
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