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Completed Wineador Project

kent1146

New Member
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With the summer months coming, I knew that my regular desktop humidor wasn't going to cut it anymore. I couldn't reliably keep the temperature below 70F, and I can't risk losing my precious cigar collection to beetles. So I went out and got a used wine cellar from Craigslist for about $50.

The next day, I went out to Home Depot to buy a bunch of supplies. The goal was to build a complete shelving and drawer setup for direct storage of my cigars. I couldn't find cedar planks, so I decided to go with red oak instead.

I just finished building the shelves and drawers. I have yet to season the wood inside the wineador, and stabilize the humidity. The temperature inside stabilizes at 66F. I will probably throw in some 67% Heartfelt beads when I get around to it. I'm thinking about waiting a full week for the temperature and humidity to stabilize before I actually put my cigars in there.

Anyway, here are some porno pics for the group. Enjoy!


The Original Wine Cellar - Heier 12-Bottle


A Bunch of Materials from Home Depot


A Work In Progress


The Shelves Are Completed! Almost There!


An Empty Drawer.


A Drawer, Full of Cigars as a Test. The Small Drawers Hold About 40 Cigars Each.


The Completed Project
 

CasaSoho

New Englander at Heart
Very cool! I have got the same Haier unit and am not the enophile I had hoped to be. Please keep us updated on how it performs.
 

CRQuarto

Brrraaaiiinnnsss.....
Very nice! Curiously, does the red oak have a scent to it that makes the whole thing smell?
 

Shamrocker

Sheik Yerbouti
Nice work. Looks to be a decent size for someone with a modest collection. What's your estimate for the total number of cigars it will hold?
 

kent1146

New Member
Nice work. Looks to be a decent size for someone with a modest collection. What's your estimate for the total number of cigars it will hold?
Well, a single drawer holds about 40 large ring cigars (50-55 ring size). So overall, the drawers will hold about 150 - 175 cigars, plus room on the bottom for oversized cigars. My guess is, 200 cigars total?
 

kent1146

New Member
Bleh. So, the shelves and drawers was a total failure. I couldn't get the smell of the red oak out. The wood wouldn't hold humidity, and the wood began to warp as I tried seasoning it.

So I took all of those out, and just went with standard cigar boxes stacked together. Each box has its own small jar of beads, plus an extra 1.0lb of beads in the back of the unit to keep overall humidity in the environment.

 

Big B

Member
Well it was a nice try. At least you know your smokes are safe. I have not been able to find any s. cedar anywhere near me but I have found it online if you want to try again.
 
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