Remington humidor quality

Jeffphc

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I’m new here. I just got the Remington humidor, I hand built my last unit from Spanish cedar. I’m concerned the shelves are not Spanish cedar. The smell is strong cedar like. Any ideas or advice? I do not want to ruin my collection!
 

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I’m new here. I just got the Remington humidor, I hand built my last unit from Spanish cedar. I’m concerned the shelves are not Spanish cedar. The smell is strong cedar like. Any ideas or advice? I do not want to ruin my collection!
I wish I knew but was considering buying the same humidor myself. I’ll be following
 

Jeffphc

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I wish I knew but was considering buying the same humidor myself. I’ll be following
I’m pretty sure it’s just cedar. I built my last humidor from Spanish cedar. I’m not stirring any sticks in it until I build new drawers. It could use more storage anyway! I’m trying to track down more drawer slides now, I like full extension. I’ll probably have 10 or so double stick high drawers with 3 display style box shelves. And add more fans to help out air movement.
 

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I’m pretty sure it’s just cedar. I built my last humidor from Spanish cedar. I’m not stirring any sticks in it until I build new drawers. It could use more storage anyway! I’m trying to track down more drawer slides now, I like full extension. I’ll probably have 10 or so double stick high drawers with 3 display style box shelves. And add more fans to help out air movement.
I can’t believe for one second a $3000+ humidor would Be cedar and not Spanish cedar.
 

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My issue is with the knots. They suck moisture in like a bitch. A premium product like this really shouldn't have knots.
 

Jeffphc

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I can't say that isn't Spanish cedar, it definitely isn't regular cedar though. The knots are disappointing for sure.
The drawers are built very cheap. It’s not built like a premium product. The inside smells like a fence post in lowes. I think I’m just to picky 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Update. After all the emails with them assuring me it’s Spanish cedar, they send me a bogus import sheet etc. I get a call. The guy states it’s Canadian cedar and not Spanish cedar. He tells me it’s fine to use regular cedar….. but all the other humidors they sell use Spanish cedar? They are taking it back though with no issues.
 

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Update. After all the emails with them assuring me it’s Spanish cedar, they send me a bogus import sheet etc. I get a call. The guy states it’s Canadian cedar and not Spanish cedar. He tells me it’s fine to use regular cedar….. but all the other humidors they sell use Spanish cedar? They are taking it back though with no issues.
If you dont mind me asking who did you buys this from?
 

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If you dont mind me asking who did you buys this from?
1st class humidors. They where very easy to work with once we got passed the wood issue. From our conversation the Remington has never came with Spanish cedar, but I can’t understand how no one has had an issue with that before?
 

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1st class humidors. They where very easy to work with once we got passed the wood issue. From our conversation the Remington has never came with Spanish cedar, but I can’t understand how no one has had an issue with that before?
I was seriously considering purchasing the remington for my new house. However this may change my mind for me. I actually reached out to 1st Class after your original post and asked them if it was spanish cedar and they said it was. So I guess they've now done some more research and discovered it was not. I guess the search for more new humidor continues haha.
 

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I can't say that isn't Spanish cedar, it definitely isn't regular cedar though. The knots are disappointing for sure.
Well, I stand corrected I guess? Doesn't look like any cedar I've ever seen, but maybe Canadian cedar is different?
 

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Well, I stand corrected I guess? Doesn't look like any cedar I've ever seen, but maybe Canadian cedar is different?
I thought the same, but the smell did not lie. Went to Home Depot and looked at the cedar. Looks and smells just like it. I was and am still shocked….
 

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I was seriously considering purchasing the remington for my new house. However this may change my mind for me. I actually reached out to 1st Class after your original post and asked them if it was spanish cedar and they said it was. So I guess they've now done some more research and discovered it was not. I guess the search for more new humidor continues haha.
Man I’m catching hell with my search. I think I’m going to buy a piece of furniture and build one out myself at this point.
I called and spoke with them before I ordered also and was told the same. Solid Spanish cedar. It does t regulate humidity well at all either. The water bucket is just an open tray with fans. It needs circulation fans and a better humidifier to work properly. The cabinet is very nice though!
 

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