Mahogany and Paduk Humidor

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Project by ghazard posted 08-22-2009 04:33 AM 4378 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mahogany with Paduk humidor. I am only an occasional cigar smoker…5-6 times a year, mostly on vacation or visiting friends for the weekend. So I have no need for a humidor to keep a large “inventory” of cigars fresh all the time…but I do like specific brands and don’t always trust that I can find them wherever it is we go. So…here is my answer for a small capacity humidor that I can easily take with me. For humidification when I’m using it as a humidor I am going to use the Boveda humidity pouches.

The compartment on the right is for matches, cutter, etc. It is separated from the cigar compartment by 1/4 mahogany that extends into a dado in the frame and seals against the top pretty tight. It should keep the air in the two compartment pretty well separated…I think. That is the plan anyway! It is helped closed by rare earth magnets. I used small screws as the “steel” for the catch. This allowed me to tweak the strength of the closure by threading the screw in and out to adjust the distance between it and the magnet. It worked quite well.

Thanks to everyone who gave me input during the build…especially when one of the paduk spines blew out during trimming on the router…I got it fixed and now I can’t figure out which corner it was…thanks for the suggestions that made that work.

9.75” x 5.75” x 3.125”

Hope you like it…


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#1 posted 08-22-2009 05:15 AM

super box Greg looks great


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#2 posted 08-22-2009 05:18 AM

quite a nice humidor… it will add to the enjoyment of a good cigar. Good thought on the secondary compartment for accessories.

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 07:08 AM

Great looking humidor. Love the paduk accent pieces. Gives the box more design style then just plain box.

Very nice job. Keep it up


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#4 posted 08-22-2009 05:58 PM

very pretty greg

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 06:08 PM

Gregg, it came out very nice. The corners are my favorite part.

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#6 posted 08-25-2009 03:40 AM

Beautiful work.

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#7 posted 09-07-2009 03:50 AM

Very nice job on this box. The Padauk accents bring it to life.

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#8 posted 04-21-2017 01:24 PM

This is a very nice humidor. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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