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Old 11-16-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hey all,
I recently decided to replace my first humidor with a nicer looking and better sealing model in order to protect my investment in high-quality smokes. I decided to go with something with drawers instead of the top that opens up and when the product arrived today only the drawers were made of cedar, the interior looks like a mahogany that has been finished. Should I send this thing back and get a refund or do you all think it will work?
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:14 AM   #2
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As long as the seal is good and the drawers are cedar lined I think you are good. Very few even high end humidors are made completely of cedar.
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Any pictures or a link to the box?
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I have pictures but can't figure out how to resize them to upload them here
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use photo bucket or another photo sharing platform
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Yup, I have no clue how to advise you without seeing pictures.
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Did you get it on eBay? I've seen a lot of garbage "humidors" being sold on eBay.
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Photos and any manufacturer info would be very helpful, but just fwiw, Spanish cedar, which is what is used for humidors, is actually in the mahogany family. Real cedar, like the use in closets for moths, or Lane Chests, or planked grilled salmon, is something you don't want your cigars in.

At one time mahogany was a common wood for humidors, spanish cedar gained popularity woth the makers due to its lower cost and better availability.
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Hey all,
I recently decided to replace my first humidor with a nicer looking and better sealing model in order to protect my investment in high-quality smokes. I decided to go with something with drawers instead of the top that opens up and when the product arrived today only the drawers were made of cedar, the interior looks like a mahogany that has been finished. Should I send this thing back and get a refund or do you all think it will work?
Lots of good questions in response to your post.

I have a few as well.
Where did you buy it? From a retailer or private party (ebay, craigslist, etc)?
Spanish cedar used in humidors is neither Spanish nor a cedar. It is more closely related to mahogany. The fact that the interior wood is "finished" raises concern for me but having more information and pictures would allow us to be of more help. I use Photobucket. Some use Flickr or other picture hosting sites to resize and link their pictures here.
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Is this humidor made from a respected company, known for humidors?
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Here's what it looks like, I bought it from a website that makes humidors, jewelry boxes and other things called American box.com
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Looking at their site, I would say their stuff is crap. If they will take it back, I'd send it back and get one from a company that specializes in strictly humidors.
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Looking at their site, I would say their stuff is crap. If they will take it back, I'd send it back and get one from a company that specializes in strictly humidors.
Agree with Tom on this one.
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Let me be the first to say I do enjoy American box.

Seems to be the Caledonia HERE.

I think right off the bat I would get some food grade silicone and seal around the glass (inside the lid), boxes like that have been known to have issues with the seal around the glass, makes it hard to hold humidity. I'd also get a digital hygrometer for it and not rely on the build in analog.

Looks like a pretty typical humidor, except for the all the possible places is could leak, I'm guessing the draw seals are pretty tight? Or at least I'd expect them to tighten up once you season it.
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I think right off the bat I would get some food grade silicone and seal around the glass (inside the lid), boxes like that have been known to have issues with the seal around the glass, makes it hard to hold humidity. I'd also get a digital hygrometer for it and not rely on the build in analog.
Yeah, or send it back.
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Honestly, by looking at the photo, it would appear that a ziplock bag would be more air tight and hold humidity better than that humidor.
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