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Old 03-13-2023, 04:50 PM   #11
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Also, anyone see any problems with using some stain + poly pre-mix just on the very front of the drawers only to spruce the unit up a bit?
FWIW, I'd leave the drawer fronts raw for a couple of reasons. One, as was discussed in another thread the exposed wood helps contribute to stabile humidity, anything that closes/seals the wood's pores diminishes that, and two, it will take a very long time for the solvents to volatilize and they will never completely go away.

It's about the cigars and optimal storage conditions, not some minor appearance factor.
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Old 03-13-2023, 07:43 PM   #12
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That's a really nice looking cabinet. My only concern would be the reliability of the cooling unit. As long as you're consistently 75 degrees or lower room temperature I honestly don't see needing it.
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Old 03-14-2023, 03:34 AM   #13
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Where did you find the drawers at?
Wineadors.com

Appears to be a guy who builds as orders come in, so it may be awhile until you get your shelves, but he will build anything you want. He just has some standard examples and prices on his site

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FWIW, I'd leave the drawer fronts raw for a couple of reasons. One, as was discussed in another thread the exposed wood helps contribute to stabile humidity, anything that closes/seals the wood's pores diminishes that, and two, it will take a very long time for the solvents to volatilize and they will never completely go away.



It's about the cigars and optimal storage conditions, not some minor appearance factor.
Good point, especially about the chemical smell

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Old 03-14-2023, 03:51 AM   #15
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Wineadors.com

Appears to be a guy who builds as orders come in, so it may be awhile until you get your shelves, but he will build anything you want. He just has some standard examples and prices on his site

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i saw them a while ago, and heard he does fulfill orders, just takes a while...

thanks for the info
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Old 03-14-2023, 04:04 AM   #16
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Yeah I believe his site says up to 4 weeks lead time

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Old 03-14-2023, 04:57 AM   #17
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That's a really nice looking cabinet. My only concern would be the reliability of the cooling unit. As long as you're consistently 75 degrees or lower room temperature I honestly don't see needing it.
I plan to set it for somewhere between the 65 to 68deg range, so it shouldn't run constantly except in the winter when they have the facility heat cranked up and the huge vent right outside my door makes my room 75+

In all honesty, you are correct and I dont really NEED it, it's really mainly for other reasons, (described later in the post) with temperature control being more of a nice additional feature.

In the summer it's a little better, but still not much below 75, even with my a/c on, as it really just blows slightly cool air onto my bed cooling by breeze alone. Plus, being sealed, it shouldn't have to run nonstop, but even if it does, they are originally intended for cooling wine, which is like 65 or below I believe, so then it likely would run more, especially in the hotter regions of the country, so I would imagine the compressor is pretty hearty. It's also not nearly as big as it looks. It's only 48L or 1.7cu. Ft. So shouldn't have to work hard to maintain the temperature set point for a volume that little.

Plus, I've read a ton of reviews on this unit, and haven't seen any mention of problems, even after over a year of use in hotter states.

Honestly, it's more about the constant airflow through all drawers and cigars, not having to worry about getting to low on cigars in a tupperdor and the rh dropping like in my recent thread, and being able to condense all the tupperdors taking over my desk into a single unit leaving me sufficient desk space to use, and being airtight like the tupperdors. The set temperature of likely 65 or 68 will give a little peace of mind regarding beetles, although to be fair, in 15 years of cigar smoking and storing at whatever the room temperature was, I've never even seen a single beetle hole, let alone had an outbreak.

Actually, A number of people in my threads about this on the 2 forums I'm active on, just use broken wine cooler shells that no longer run, just for them being airtight and taking up less space than a bunch of tupperdors (especially if you are prone to separating your cigars by certain criteria, resulting in more tupperdors, like me).

With 4 drawers, I should be able to hold fairly close to the advertised 300 cigars (we all know that all types of humidors list a higher count than can be held in reality with average size cigars) and still be able to have some of my desired organization as the guy who makes the drawers will also make dividers of any specifications you choose, so I would be fine with one, lengthwise divider in each drawer.

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Old 03-14-2023, 06:25 AM   #18
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For seasoning once the 3 extra drawers arrive, what do you guys think about filling the included dish/tub with distilled water in the bottom drawer, and another 3 small ones, 1 in each of the other drawers, and letting it go for a week or 2, then removing them and seeing what the included hygrometer and my bluetooth Govee reads?

I could also max out the temperature inside, which I believe is 75deg if you think it would help with evaporation.



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Old 03-15-2023, 07:05 AM   #19
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Yeah, the manufacturer actually recommends wiping down the inside of the unit empty and letting it run for a day to eliminate any residual smell.

My room fluctuates from 65 to 75 depending on the season because theres a huge vent for facility heating and cooling right outside my door. Not a big deal, but I'd prefer to keep my smokes at 65deg/65%rh constantly. Plus one unit eliminates all the tupperdors completely covering my desk. Would be nice to have a clear desk for things, plus I can hold a ton of singles in it for my daily smokes.

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I was actually referring to the shelves you will stain. Best of luck!
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I was actually referring to the shelves you will stain. Best of luck!
Ah, ok.
Someone made some good points against it, even just doing the very front like I was planning, so I'm just going to leave them as is. It's still a sharp looking unit.

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