Retirement Humidor

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-03-2019 07:32 PM 616 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was commissioned to build this humidor as a gift for a retiring Coast Guard Officer. The outside is made from Cherry wood, stained with Red Mahogany and finished with clear lacquer. The inside is made with Spanish Cedar to enhance the flavor of the cigars. The removable tray on the top is for ready to smoke favorites. It is designed with slots cut out to allow moist air from the humidifier in the bottom to circulate and keep them fresh. This humidor will hold approximately 50-75 cigars.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

6 comments so far

View doubleDD's profile


8465 posts in 2465 days

#1 posted 01-03-2019 08:02 PM

That’s a beautiful humidor. I think he will enjoy his retirement.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View Grumpy's profile


25471 posts in 4273 days

#2 posted 01-03-2019 10:34 PM

Tim, my cigar smoking days are over but I sure can appreciate the worth of a project like yours. A great design & finish on a nice gift

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View robscastle's profile (online now)


6223 posts in 2626 days

#3 posted 01-04-2019 12:15 AM

A very impressive build Tim,
pity the application for it sucks.
Maybe a couple of those lid screws reversed and hidden in the lid will allow the receiver to enjoy his retirement just that little bit longer.
50 to 75 cigars yee gods!

I take it you didnt hand carve it, otherwise you must have held your tongue just right!
Amazing detail!

I can just imagine somebody in a Coast Guard vessel plowing through the white caps on their way to rescue somebody, cigar in mouth puffing away and sporting a huge grin!

-- Regards Rob

View Tim_CPWD 's profile


384 posts in 1667 days

#4 posted 01-04-2019 01:10 AM

Thank you all for the positive comments.

Rob, the artwork in the wood was done with my CNC machine. The rope etched in the glass on the lid was done with our laser machine. Both machines allow us to add some creative designs and details to the finished product. They are also a lot of fun to work with.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

View Roger's profile


21006 posts in 3226 days

#5 posted 01-04-2019 12:43 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View steliart's profile


2894 posts in 3110 days

#6 posted 01-05-2019 12:11 AM

great design and a great box buddy !!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics