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An appealing alternative to purchasing a new humidor is converting an existing piece of furniture. You’ll be guaranteed that your new humidor will be one-of-a-kind, and it’s a good way to give an old piece of furniture or musical instrument a new life – not to mention that it’s quite possible no one will suspect that your creation is a humidor, at least not at first glance!
You can convert almost any piece of furniture into a humidor as long as you pay careful attention to your measurements. Pieces narrower than 22 inches (55 cm) will not accommodate cigar boxes. An interior depth of less than 14 inches (35 cm) will also prove problematic, as the humidification system must have ample space to circulate air up to the humdior’s ceiling from its position against the back wall. This “air shaft” must remain unobstructed by cigar boxes.
In addition, the distance from the back of the doors, when closed, to trays or boxes should be at least 0.8 inches (20 mm). An optimally sized piece of furniture is at least 24 inches (60 cm) wide and at least 14 inches (35 cm) deep. Height is not as important, as long as you take care to ensure adequate air circulation.
In principle, there are two different ways to approach this kind of project. If you are dealing with a piece of furniture that is a valuable antique or for other reasons do not want to interfere with its material, you can create an interior box that fits your original piece perfectly and needs only to be inserted.
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