If your cigar enthusiasm has escalated to the point where you have multiple desktop humidors you may want to scour Craigslist for a non-working dorm or beer fridge and convert it into a large humidor by replacing the shelves with cedar planks and adding humidification devices and a hygrometer.
The author at DIY weblog Manly Crafts shares how he acquired a dead mini-fridge, had a few planks of cedar cut to line the back of the fridge and replace the wire metal shelves, added ahumidifier to each shelf, and placed a digital hygrometer in the door to keep an eye on the humidity. The seals around the refrigerator door work well to regulate humidity and stores a lot of cigar boxes. The author even turned his metal fridge into his cigar center by making cigar band magnets and adding accessories such as ashtrays, cutters, and lighters to a rack on top of the frigidor.
After looking around on the internet, I finally found a solution to my problem: the Frigidor.
The frigidor is a great project if you have an extra dorm fridge, beer fridge, or an office fridge that just stopped working.
I acquired mine when a friend graduated from college and had to move. He had this fridge he had won from work, and never used.
This is an easy project.
- Clean out the inside
- Buy some Spanish Cedar Wood as thick as the normal shelves in the fridge.
- Cut the Cedar to fit the shelf slots
- Place extra cedar at the back of the fridge
- Add some humidification devices on each level
- Add a digital hygrometer to the side door
- Fill with boxes of cigars!
- Has a great seal – keeps humidity well
- Lot’s of storage room
- Becomes a cigar area that you can put your tools/ashtrays on top of