How to Make a Humidor Cigar Box

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How to Make a Humidor Cigar Box
Make a cigar humidor from a plastic storage box. (Christopher Robbins/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Humidors are used to store cigars until they are ready to be enjoyed. Often made from a variety of wood types including oak, cherry and walnut, cigar humidor boxes are typically lined with Spanish cedar to help control the moisture level and keep tobacco beetles in check. A functional cigar box can be made from other materials as an alternative to high-priced wood humidors.

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Things you need

  • Plastic storage box with tight fitting lid
  • Wood cigar box or pieces of Spanish cedar
  • Humidifier
  • Hygrometer
  • Distilled water
  • Cigars

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  1. 1

    Choose a plastic storage box that will accommodate the number of cigars you need to store. Choose a box with a tight fitting lid and one that will allow sufficient room for storage without the cigars being too crowded for good air flow. Choose a 10 inch square container, for example, that is 3 to 4 inches tall when storing twenty to twenty five cigars.

  2. 2

    Place old cigar boxes in the plastic storage box or place pieces of Spanish cedar in the box.

  3. 3

    Add distilled water to a small puck-shaped humidifier designed for cigar storage and place it in the centre of the plastic container. Follow the manufacturer's specific directions for adding water to the humidifier.

  4. 4

    Place a hygrometer in the plastic humidor box to measure the relative humidity.

  5. 5

    Add cigars to the humidor and space them to allow good air flow. Avoid packing cigars into the box tightly.

  6. 6

    Place the lid on the plastic humidor storage box.

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