I had a friend ask me last week to build him a humidor. I was thinking something like a small box size. Well after speaking with him this weekend, he wants a HUMIDOR! He basically wants something like the 2 pictured below. I want to build the single door but he's leaning to the double door.
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I have never done a humidor nor have I ever had a humidor. I have been doing my research and see I need to take these into account:
1. Spanish Cedar Lining
2. Tight seal
5. Slots in the shelves for ventilation
The questions I have are the following, but before I ask I want you to know that I am doing this on a budget. He is not an avid cigar smoker but thinks humidors look really cool and he wants one for his living room and I want to do it because if it turns out nice then I would like to market them in my refinishing business.
1. Can I use a weatherstrip type sealing for the doors and strong magnets to hold the doors shut in order to provide the seal? (tongue and groove joinery was my choice to have an air tight seal with the wood)
2. What is the thinnest I can go with and be ok with the cedar lining? I have heard 1/4.
3. Will it hurt to have metal full extension drawer slides inside?
4. I also see all these Boveda humidor packs for humidity, are these good or does someone have a suggestion for a humdifier?
5. Is there a certain spot inside that is better than another for humidifer or packs? (ie top, bottom, drawer?)
Any brands or anything anyone has suggestions on as well for how to build, hardware, humidifers, hygrometers, etc... would be greatly appreciated as well. Thanks!