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Amr
02-17-2016, 02:55 PM
Hi! I'm relatively new to the world of cigar. Got fascinated quickly and my plans of keeping a max of 100 cigars just melt away! I want to build a humidor and I was wondering what wood types I should use. Did some research and I think I'll do the interior lining from cidar and the cigar box in mahogany solid wood along with its own outer veneer. Is this a good decision?

markem
02-17-2016, 03:01 PM
Do not use cedar. Use Spanish Cedar. Very different wood. Take a look at the accessories area and you will find a few members that make humidors. You can certainly ask the some detail and I suspect that they will chime in here.

Welcome and I wish you the best on creating the humidor of your dreams.

AdamJoshua
02-17-2016, 03:14 PM
Do not use cedar. Use Spanish Cedar. Very different wood. Take a look at the accessories area and you will find a few members that make humidors. You can certainly ask the some detail and I suspect that they will chime in here.

Welcome and I wish you the best on creating the humidor of your dreams.

Who are you and what did you do with Mark?!

I agree, there are a few guys that craft humidors and when they post new boxes they show they post woods used, dimensions, slots for humidification (when Boveda packs are used), stuff like that there.

T.G
02-17-2016, 10:50 PM
Hi! I'm relatively new to the world of cigar. Got fascinated quickly and my plans of keeping a max of 100 cigars just melt away! I want to build a humidor and I was wondering what wood types I should use. Did some research and I think I'll do the interior lining from cidar and the cigar box in mahogany solid wood along with its own outer veneer. Is this a good decision?

You can do the whole thing in mahogany if you want. As Mark said, don't use cedar which is a softwood like pine, but use spanish cedar (terrible misnomer), which is actually a hardwood in the mahogany family. Spanish cedar originally came to prevalence due to it's lower cost than mahogany.

Amr
02-18-2016, 10:01 AM
Many thanks to all of you.