: So far I haven't tried to veneer, preferring the "smug satisfaction" of
: solid wood. But I plan to make some cigar humidors which require that
: the interiors be veneered with cedar.
Why do the plans call for cedar veneer? The point of using
Spanish cedar (which is a mahogany, not a cedar) is that it
is exceptional at helping maintain the ~70% humidity cigars need.
I doubt that a veneer is going to have enough mass to hold the
Whay not go for what seems to be the more standard method, which
involves building a box in a box. The interior box is made of
Spanish cedar, about 1/4" thick.
: When it comes to interior veneers, is it preferable to apply the veneer
: before or after the glue-up of the box?
Before, I guess. Or go with more standard construction (see above).
-- Andy Barss