My Second Attempt at a humidor (Bubinga lined with Spanish Cedar and a walnut Veneer)

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Project by McPheel posted 01-17-2016 09:26 PM 2187 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After Completing my first humidor which happened to be my first box, I decided to try again using a slightly different technique. I used mitered corners which were reinforced with walnut veneer splines for strength and inset the top and bottom into 1/2” rebates. The Bubinga is such a beautiful wood, I was extra careful not to mess it up and to ensure the grain lined up around the miters. I veneered the top with a walnut burl veneer and sanded the entire thing to 320 grit. finished the outside with multiple coats of boiled linseed oil, sanding between coats and lined the inside with 1/8” Spanish cedar which was left unfinished to preserve the quality of the cigars it will be holding. I created a divider with leather ends to provide a snug fit and lined the bottom with leather to protect the wood from hard surfaces and finish off the humidor with style. The design is simple and I think it is a beautiful piece that charged up with humidity perfectly and maintains a perfect 70% humidity and closes with a nice puff of air (a much better job at the quadrant hinge install compared to my first humidor attempt)

read more about the build process here:

-- Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing - Nick Offerman

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#1 posted 01-18-2016 01:04 AM

Great looking humidor! Nice to see the finished project, but I thought we were going to get the blog of the build.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 01-18-2016 02:04 AM

Thanks Dean, I was quite proud of this one! this is the second humidor I built immediately after my first. The first one did not turn out so great and i wasn’t too proud of it, I document the entire build here:

I will be posting a blog update for the build on this humidor soon.

-- Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing - Nick Offerman

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