Last year Matthew had the opportunity, for the first time, to design and fabricate a large built-in humidor for a client. Below are some detail shots of the project. Take notice of the rubber gasket used to properly seal the cabinet. The humidifying equipment sits within a stainless steel overflow tray/tub to capture any short term leak or accidental spill when adding water, etc. See the "The Wine and Cigar Aficionado Office" in exhibit grade built-ins for the finished photo.
Any aficionado of wine and cigars would love to keep track of his or her collection in this finely tailored environment. The built in humidor, equipped with a humidifier and monitoring equipment, is completely lined with Spanish cedar which helps bring out the very best flavors in all tobacco stored there. The fully adjustable shelves (including pitch options) are slotted for increased circulation and also are made with Spanish cedar. The glass door panel is hand carved and etched with tobacco leaves and cigar motifs. All the wall surfaces in the office are covered with alder paneling and cabinetry. There is a concealed door behind some of the paneling. The door's lever is also concealed. The entire room has a slightly distressed finish using a dark glazing to accent the panel framing.