Introduction: Turn an Old End Table Into a Cigar Humidor
Take an older cabinet style end table and repurpose to a cigar humidor that can hold over 500 cigars. Most humidor cabinets will run close to $500 dollars or more but with a little effort you can build one for considerably less.
Step 1: Find a Suitable End Table.
Look at your local flee market, Salvation army, or goodwill stores for a wooden cabinet style end table. Look for one that's big enough to hold your favorite cigars and in a style you like. I found one for $5 at a flee market. If it has one door like the one pictured above it will work best to keep humidity levels correct.
Step 2: Disassemble
Disassemble the top of the cabinet and take off the door. Run a bead of silicone along all the sides and all the corners. this will help seal the humidity.
Step 3: Line With Cedar
Measure the floor and cut pieces of cedar to fit and screw them in with stainless steel screws. Do the same with the sides. Then reattach the door and close it. measure the space and install cedar to the door. Finally reinstall the top. run a bead of silicone around the sides and top measure and install cedar. If you desire a shelf to help organize make cleats and screw into the four sides. Measure and cut a piece of cedar. Leave a gap so that the air can circulate. Now you have a cedar lined chamber
Step 4: Humidifier and Hygrometer
Buy a humidifier unit from your favorite cigar store and a hygrometer. These two items are what make it a humidor . Drill a hole in the back panel just large enough for the power cord to make it through pull cord through about three feet then seal hole with silicone. Using a holesaw drill a hole the same diameter as your hygrometer in the door. Slide in the hygrometer and seal it in place by placing a bead of silicone behind the unit from the interior of the door.
Step 5: Fill, Plugin and Enjoy
Find a comfy spot for your humidor cabinet to sit. Fill the water cell with distilled water per instructions for the unit. Plug in and wait a few hours check to see if the hygrometer is calibrated properly if not follow directions listed in the instructions. Once your humidor is at 70% you can fill it with your favorite cigars. Keep an eye on the humidification unit. You will have to periodically fill the water cell with distilled water. Now you have a cigar humidor that holds at least 500 of you favorite smokes and looks great next to your favorite chair.