Humidor Plans for Woodworking
We shall start this article with an example and scenario:
“Imagine that you are purchasing a valuable item, and when you get home, you have to keep it in someplace safe, and the thing that you have acquired is sensitive to losing its moisture, so you have to store it someplace safe and humid.
A wall or ground safe is not an option because the air in these safes is extremely dry and what if you want easy access when you need that item?
So you have to find a secondary solution to overcome this issue, then you remember that you have a wood workshop, and you can build your safe.”
Today we are here to tell you that you can make a safe box using wood that can captive and preserve the air’s moisture and keep your belongings fresh; these boxes are called Humidor.
In this article, we will discuss the process of making a humidor, and the Humidor woodworking plans you will need to build this project.
So, if you are ready and as excited as we are, let’s start with the article.
Why and when should you use a Humidor box?
As the name of the project suggests today, we will be developing a device that lets you only use wood to preserve the humidity of the air; interesting, we know!!!
However, in making this structure, you have to pay attention to several factors, which we will mention in the article’s next section.
So, imagine that you just got a pack of fine Cuban Cigars, and you want to keep them moist so they would taste better; however, you cannot spray them now and then and expect them to have moisture in them; you have to look for a more efficient way.
For example, one of the most important uses for the Humidor box in woodworking is storing cigars and jewelry.
Because this structure preserves the humidity of the environment, it is the best option. There is a reason that this box works.
As you know, wood is one of the substances that can absorb humidity and moisture; however, there are woods and unique structure plans that can help you to build a wooden box that can hold humidity inside of it.
The only thing you have to do when your box loses humidity you have to use a steam machine to fill it up again.
Remember that you can quickly build a woodworking Humidor box; however, you must know how to make and use it.
So let’s get to the next section and see the tutorial on the Humidor woodworking box.
How to make Humidor box plans and the box itself? (+4 steps tutorial)
As we said before getting started with the tutorial, we have to clarify specific points so you can use this tool better.
- Keep in mind that this box is made of wood and not air-sealed so the humidity will reduce; however, you have to fill it up now and then.
- Building this project doesn’t require too much budget; however, it requires skill and precision, meaning that your measurements and dimensions are essential to the final result.
So if you are ready, let’s get the tutorial started:
Get your pen and paper and start drawing the plans for the Humidor box.
You have to draw five sides to the box where the sides are even two by two, and the bottom piece will be the first tray; the dimensions don’t matter; however, you should measure how big of a box you want before getting started.
Then draw a second tray placed on top of the first tray, and they will have a tad of distance.
And in the end, you have to design the box’s lid, which is optional, meaning you can create whatever you want on the top.
Start sawing all of the wood pieces you drew on the paper, and after you are done sawing, you have to start with the sides of the wood.
Use a table saw or a chisel to remove half of the wood thickness, about 1 inch from every side, so you will have a frame-like piece to the end, make sure not to carve too deep on the edges.
Repeat this process for all sides and the box’s bottom tray.
After the sides are done, you have to saw the second tray; because it will be placed inside of the box, you have to reduce its size by 0.5cm, and then you have to put it inside of the box in a position that there is a 2cm space between first and second tray.
This layer and space will be our moisture and humidity chamber.
After your lid and all of the other pieces are done, use a thin layer of airproof and waterproof wood glue to glue all of the structure together, and then you have to apply pressure on the project using a rubber band or anything heavy.
After the glue is completely dry, sand the box, and then you are done, now you have a decent Humidor woodworking box, and you can keep the plans just in case you want to build another one.
Now that you know how to make a Humidor woodworking box let’s compare two types of woods for this project to see which one is better:
|Can preserve up to 40% more humidity||Can preserve up to 25% humidity|
|Act as a sealed chamber||Not that good of a sealer|
|Durable and good looking||Durable, not so good looking|
As you can see, the chart suggests that using Cedar is a much better option than walnut because as time passes, you want your structure to stay durable, and you don’t want your box to change color over time.
So as you can see, the best option for making a Humidor woodworking box is using Cedar and all of the related woods.
Now, if you will, let’s get to the end of the article and wrap up all of the facts we cited today.
The bottom line…
Imagine that you are a collector, and you decide to buy an exceptional Cigar pack from Cuba; however, you want them to stay moist, so you have to build a component to make this fact possible.
In this article, we discussed that a woodworking Humidor box could save you a lot of trouble, and you can keep your belongings in there if you care about their moisture.
We hope you can build your Humidor box using the plans you draw yourself by using the information we provided in the “Humidor plans for woodworking” article.
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