However, if at all you wish to save some money over it, then you can make one for yourself in just few steps without much effort and time.
The cigar humidors look pretty intimidating for sure and so below are the tools and some steps that would lead you to building an amazing piece of woodwork.
You need not require being an expert at wood working projects and can easily make one for yourself.
The tools that you may require for the making the humidor are electric power drill machine, Clamps, Chisels, Sandpaper, Fine tooth small saw and Table saw. These tools are just enough for you to make sure the Humidor is in perfect shape and sound.
Materials Required for the Humidor
- Hygrometer & Humidifier
- 1/2 inch Red Oak
- 1/8 Inch Spanish Cedar
- 1/2 Inch Maple plywood
- Redwood burl slab
- Creative Inlay strips
- 1/42 Walnut paperback
The total cost would come up to around $70 which is surely not much compared to what you will have saved. All the tools and materials would be completely fine for making the Humidor and all that is needed is a little work.
Firstly, you need to put glue over the veneer. It would be advisable if you can add some water to the glue to be applied on easily. Then you have to cut the Red Oak for the sides of the box using by using the table saw.
Now you need to make rabbets on the sides of the box. You can use the table saw with blades or multiple passes with a regular blade.
After you are done with the sides, you now need to cut the tops from the maple plywood to the perfect size and glue the whole things together. In the end, apply veneer on the top of it.
This step involves cutting the edges to bend using table saw. The step is quite easy and can be done quickly.
Now you would need the redwood and cut them into small strips. It would be better to use masking tapes as they are pretty brittle.
Now glue in all the edge banding and inlay. After this, just sand the whole thing with an orbit sander.
Here, you need to carefully cut the whole of the structure made as of now into just half.
Cut out the groves for the hinges using a plunge router.
After the groves have been made properly, you need to glue the Spanish cedar. Here the edges must be sanded properly to let the box tightly closed.
To give the Humidor a final touch, use around 10 coatings of lacquer. After it cures in few days use wet sand with sand paper to give the box an even shine.
One good thing about making a homemade cigarette humidor is that you can even cut the wood according to your wish and size it to the standards you need it to be in. By following the above procedure, you will end up with a perfect humidor for you.