Y'alls thoughts on a humidor design

Discussion in 'Humidor Forum' started by Asel.mike, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    I'm thinking of making a 150-200 ct. humidor. I was inspired by a wine crate I saw and I've decided to use 3/8" formaldehyde-free cabinet grade plywood for the whole thing. The cost is not prohibitive, seeing as a sheet is $40-60, and thats enough for probably 2 humi's if I'm careful.

    The box would have outside dimensions of 11.5"x12"x20"
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    Here's the inside with a view of the bottom. These dividers would be removable for boxes. However, they are spaced appropriately for a 25 ct. box in each section. The spaces between dividers are about 6"x5"x9".
    Also, for humidification, a false back wall is included. It has 6 long vertical holes for airflow to all the lower and upper sections. The beads would hang in bags behind the false wall.
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    The first singles tray sits above the box storage area. Its 1.5" deep, but has a 2" lip on both ends to allow space between the singles trays for airflow. The lip would also allow for stacking singles.
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    The second singles tray is the same as the first, except it has a hole in the middle to allow the handle from the first tray to come through to grab.
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    If anybody has any criticisms please share, so I can improve my design.
    Thanks!
     
  2. wkoti

    wkoti Flaky McFlakerton

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    Make it a 2000 count, you'll need it. Just saying... Looks nice though!
     
  3. JHolmes763

    JHolmes763 Drinkin' the koolaid

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    Nice design. Would there be issues with the wood warping since there's only the one thin plywood wall?
     
  4. MadMonk

    MadMonk Well-Known Member

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    How do you plan to join the pieces?
     
  5. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    The pieces are small enough that I wasn't too concerned about war page, I guess I could double up though.
    The woood would be joined by butt joints or dado joints with glue and nails
     
  6. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    On the small one I built (100 sticks), I added a slightly raised slatted bottom for circulation under the sticks. Seems to work real well.
     
  7. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    In the bottom of the trays?
     
  8. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    No, a second bottom of the actual humidor. Raised it enough for about 1/4" of free-air space so I could lay loose sticks in the bottom as well.
     
  9. kann

    kann One Leg Of Fury.

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    That's a really cool design! Any sort of handle or grip indentations planned for the top tray? I like it a lot.
     
  10. BSchmidt1981

    BSchmidt1981 New Member

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    I can't speak to the construction or materials that you are thinking about using. I would however encourage you to have slots cut in your top tray as you see in most humidor trays. The false back may allow for proper humidification of the tray but why risk it? Make sure you post pictures as you go through the building process. Have fun!
     
  11. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    Alright, so we're thinking a false bottom, and slots in the bottoms of the trays.
     
  12. _Deon_

    _Deon_ Smoke Em If You Got Em

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    Looks good from here!
     
  13. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    The new tray with ventilation.
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    Bottom with ventilation.
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    X ray view of new vents on the bottom.
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  14. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul "insecure little bitch"

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    Vey cool ideas you have. I can't wait to see this bad boy being built!

    Paul

    Also bad ass design work mike!
     
  15. CBoukal

    CBoukal Long time Newbie

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    Very nice!!! can't wait to watch it take shape.
     
  16. Ward

    Ward New Member

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    I'm going to be addicted to seeing this progress. The design graphics and idea so far are fantastic as expected.
     
  17. MadMonk

    MadMonk Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea of the humidification along the rear wall. That will service all levels. The relief on the bottom will aid circulation, as do your slots in the trays as well.
    Just make sure that your glue will not be toxic or outgas. Just call the company and talk to an application engineer or look for the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
    I will enjoy watching this come to fruition.
     
  18. Asel.mike

    Asel.mike Professional nerd

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    I'm planning on using my normal wood glue. (the same stuff I used for my current humidor)
    It's food safe for things like cutting boards so I assumed it would be okay. I think calling the manufacturer just to be sure.
     
  19. broblues

    broblues planning and plotting

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    OK, Brother. It's time for you to work your magic. Have fun.
     
  20. Vicster

    Vicster Social identity theory

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    Looks like a great project. Nice CAD work also, what program are you using?
     

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