Can you use Spanish cedar veneer for humidor?
Use this Spanish cedar veneer for your humidor. Flexible veneer is laminated to a special 10 mil paper backing. Sanded and ready to finish. Can be left unfinished to line cigar boxes.
Why is Spanish cedar used in humidors?
Every time a humidor is opened, moisture escapes. Spanish cedar holds more moisture than most woods, making it an excellent choice of material for a humidor that you open frequently. This aids in the rehydrating process, allowing your humidor to recover quicker and maintain a stabile environment.
Does Spanish cedar smell like cedar?
Odor: Has a distinct, lingering, cedar-like scent; this characteristic of the wood makes it a favorite for cigar boxes.
What does Spanish cedar do for cigars?
Spanish cedar is by far the most popular choice. The reason this type of wood is frequently used to line the inside of cases or used for humidor trays is that it is absorbent and helps to stop moisture from building up. This is the most important factor in keeping your cigars fresh and flavorful.
What is the difference between cedar and Spanish cedar?
Spanish cedar is also not a cedar. It’s a hardwood, closely related to mahogany. Spanish cedar is the ideal wood for humidors. Its natural resistance makes it a great choice for outdoor projects, as well as cigar humidors.
Should humidor be airtight?
Cigar humidors shouldn’t be airtight. They should always convey elimination of air to a certain degree. A well built cigar humidor cabinet is built in such a way that it constantly looses an amount of moisture. That can be achieved e.g. through intentional gaps and clearances.
Is Spanish cedar really cedar?
This species is known as Spanish Cedar, it’s botanical name is Cedrella Odorata, but don’t let its name fool you. Spanish Cedar is not from Spain and quite honestly, it isn’t really a cedar either. The lengths are generally excellent from African sourced Cedar, but the trees do not have large diameters.
Is Spanish cedar toxic?
Great care is taken when using Spanish cedar for humidor construction. If bleeding of sap from Spanish cedar occurs, sanding will likely remove most of it; however, the wood produces a very fine dust that is quite toxic to the lungs if inhaled and is carcinogenic.
Is it OK to mix cigars in a humidor?
Mixing different cigars in a humidor is completely acceptable. Some cigar lovers prefer to keep stronger cigars separate from milder brands. When different cigars are stored together in a humidor, they naturally tend to exchange flavor profiles, especially if they’re stored for a long period of time.