Desktop Humidor

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Project by Kade Knight posted 04-18-2013 11:07 PM 2019 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this humidor for an old friend of mine who gifted it at a wedding. The box is made of cherry, the top is curly maple, and the edge banding is sapele. The floor of the humidor is solid granite and it is lined with spanish cedar. I finished it with 2 coats of BLO and 4 coats of Minwax semi-gloss poly.

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 12:56 AM

I like the granite detail, bet it made this heavy.

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 01:08 AM

Very nice box. I like your choice of woods.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 03:19 AM

Very nice and no splines !

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 03:19 PM

I am planning to build one for my brother-in-law’s birthday. I see a lot of good ideas in this one. I really like the contrasting edges.

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. If traffic is passing you on the right, YOU ARE IN THE WRONG DAMN LANE.

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 01:59 PM

Lovely box! Perfect combination of gorgeous woods, the edge banding sets it off. Very clean lines, impressive work!

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#6 posted 04-23-2013 01:29 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Yes woodbutcherbynight, this humidor is quite hefty!

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 01:42 AM

Great work! I am planning on building a humidor soon, have been doing some research on it. How did you fabricate the top? Is it veneer? If not how did you account for wood movement?
I am trying to figure out the design on mine and am worried about wood movement with a solid wood top, looking for some input from people with experience. Thanks.

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#8 posted 12-10-2020 01:40 PM

Nice job! Just found this. Wondering, why granite for the base? Definitely adds weight, does that add any other value to the humidor?

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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Kade Knight

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#9 posted 12-11-2020 10:43 PM

Crosswingswood, honestly the granite is just a unique feature for aesthetics. Theoretically it adds a conductive thermal mass th help regulate the temperature inside the box to maintain a room temp of around 70 F, which is ideal for cigar storage.

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