Wineador vs. Cabinet

George Scott

Well-Known Member
Newbie here, thinking out loud. I have two cheap desktop humidors and they are at capacity, so I want to step up to a larger capacity and probably replace these boxes (they are 50'ish cigars sized) They work great, just want more room so I can collect more sticks when the mood or sale strikes me.

So I was thinking about getting a wine cooler and making my own with Forrest inserts, then I found a CC-300 on sale, ready to go for $300 shipped, good deal. I'm a budget minded person, so I try save everywhere I can, and I really had my heart set on keeping it in this price range if possible.

I nice cabinet would be my preference, but for a good one they are really expensive. Then I noticed Forrest has a cabinet offering that starts at $400 for the 2 drawer model. So now I'm leaning that direction, for a couple hundred more I can have a nice looking well made very functional humidor, rather then an industrial looking thing in my office.

The more I think about it, the less I think I should get the cooler type. I really don't need it. In fact I was looking on Craigslist for a dead one on the cheap, just for the cabinet not the cooling. But aesthetically a nice wood cabinet is still my choice. I keep my humidors in a temperature controlled home with very stable temps, and I haven't needed cooling with my desktops, so the same should hold true for a larger cabinet.

Has anyone here purchased Forrest's cabinet humidors? I'm looking for some feedback on how you like it?
Or does someone have other opinions the subject they would like to offer? For now and the foreseeable future I *think* this is a good size for me, and I have just enough room for it in my home office.
 

CBoukal

Long time Newbie
I used my wineador for 3 years without drawers. So you could do a wineador cheap until you decide if you want forest to make drawers and shelves. Cabinets are nice also, I think from reading your post that you need to decide if you want to spend more than your budget.
 

Napa_Smokes

Well-Known Member
Personally I'd go with the cabinet for my office if it was me. They are a lot more aesthetically pleasing, but keep in mind with freight it may raise the price well about what you want to spend.
 

George Scott

Well-Known Member
Well I pulled the trigger this morning on a custom cabinet from Forrest. Got to pick my wood, color and configuration and it's on order.

On the freight Napa, he say it's under $100, so that's reasonable.

On the budget thing, I'm funny about "budgets". I said I was budget minded, not on a budget :). I'd rather spend $500 on cigars. But really we are all on some "budget", even if we are millionaires. I had a wishful target price range, but found out quickly that my perceived budget was not realistic for what I really wanted and accepted it. An example, last summer I started researching getting a new pellet smoker and wanted to keep it under $800, ended up getting a MAK Grill 2 Star General, yes I'm a pellethead. :eek: I don't spend like this all the time!!!

I'll post some pics when I comes in......
 

bill.u

Member
Well who here has not gone over there budget when building a custom humidor ?
CABINETS , hygrometers ,more beads, boveda etc etc.
I am curently building a custom one now and just realised it would have been cheaper to get on imported lol.

Oh well :)
 

MadMonk

Well-Known Member
Well who here has not gone over there budget when building a custom humidor ?
CABINETS , hygrometers ,more beads, boveda etc etc.
I am curently building a custom one now and just realised it would have been cheaper to get on imported lol.

Oh well :)
I could have saved well over 1500 with a really nice looking import. Couldn't find a whole lot of respectable reviews on any of them, so i stuck with a brand of customs that had a solid rep. No regrets.
 

Texoma

New Member
Forrest is a $&@;(! Will not respond to your emails. He’s a jerk! DON’T buy anything from this guy.
 

Pugman1943

Well-Known Member
I will be more of a gentleman, Forrest work is fine, GETTING the items in a timely manner is something else. I hope you have an ample supply of patience.
 
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