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Choosing Right Wood for Cigar Lockers or Cabinet Humidors!!!

Posted by Ben Singh on

Recently, a discussion came up with a client who was getting quotes for a big cigar locker job for a club in Houston, Texas. We as always quoted lockers with 100% Spanish Cedar wood and they got another quote for Mahogany wood with Cedar lining inside. The price difference was a lot. Our quote was considerably lower than the other company. The reason for that was not the wood but the company we are competing again as they are known for over priced products but anyways that is not the point here.

Client was very confused. Why use Spanish Cedar, why is your quote so low, why, why, why….

Well, here was my response to one of the very important questions:

Client: Why do you use all Spanish Cedar instead of Mahogany, which is what the other manufacturer is quoting? If we want Mahogany doors is that an option and would that be recommended? 

Me: Everyone in the cigar industry uses Spanish Cedar, because if it's properties. It has a bitter taste and keeps bugs away, it enhances the flavor of the cigars and it helps maintain the humidity level of the humidor while the humidification is not running. Many companies don't use Spanish cedar because they don't make their doors or don't have access to it. How you know that is if you ask them to make the unit in Spanish Cedar they won't but we will make it in Spanish Cedar or Mahogany whatever you want. As a cigar aficionado we recommend Spanish cedar as the first choice. 

Client: Is there any visible differences in the exterior “color” for lack of a better word for using Spanish Cedar on the doors and matching to existing wood in a bar or lounge?

Me: Spanish cedar and Mahogany are from the same family, in fact the grain is almost identical and you couldn't tell if it wasn't for the smell, it’s a little lighter when its first processed but it works great with most stain colors. If you are concerned about the final color, we can use any sample given to us and we can match it as close as possible. We can even provide a sample for approval before we do any finishing.

Spanish Cedar or Mahogany Wood For Cigar Lockers


 So, I think you get the point. If you have any questions please leave a comment in the section below or call us at 888.501.3227. Email

For some of our custom jobs click on the link here Custom Cigar Furniture

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Words cannot express how utterly disgusted I am by the disservice I’ve received from this company. My almost $2,000 investment in a humidor has pretty much gone up in smoke (pun intended). From the outset, I received a MALFUNCTIONING product and have spent the past 6-8 weeks, at minimum 35-40 email messages and hours upon hours of my time trying to get my humidor replaced. Instead, there is a convoluted plan, if you can call it that, to have a plumber or electrician attempt to fix this one. There are internal damages and external damages. Now I get to wait another 6 weeks or more of getting parts sent (with my luck they will be the wrong parts) to be installed by someone who has no experience fixing a humidor. I realize I am but one voice but consider what I’ve gone through before buying here. I wish I had taken my $2,000 and lit it on fire than go through this mess. Tell me, what ever happened to the saying, “the customer is always right”? The folks here have never heard these words before. I’m attaching a picture or two of the damage. The biggest problem are the electronics, which I can’t photograph. Too bad I. Ant attach a video: I have some great videos of the intense rumbling that comes out of this thing. As much as I love writing great reviews, I have gotten the shaft from glad I wasted my $2,000... Hopefully this will save someone else the same experience. As for their “warranty” — what a farce.

Fantastic product

I am not sure how, but this item does exactly what it said it would do. Is a fantastic-looking humidor that holds its humidity. It does not appear to have a really good seal but it holds the humidity without a problem.

So far this has been a very functional humidor!

I purchased this humidor last winter (2018) and I wanted to have it in service for several months before I offered a review. Overall I am
satisfied with the humidor (4.5 stars), after some tinkering with and re-calibrating the hygrometer it has been performing well. I have
several calibrated digital hygrometers inside the Remington to ensure it's hygrometer is accurate.

The following is what I believe to be it's Pros/Cons:

-It seals extremely well, absolutely no lost of humidity in this unit.
-Ample amount of storage.
-Electronic (LED) display.
-Humidifier, Heat and Cooling system.
-A absolutely beautiful piece of furniture.

-Electronic humidification system (Good, but there is room for improvement).
-Water tank is in a awkward location.

I'm finding that the unit stabilizes itself better in the winter months. During the summer months (Midwest) the unit varies
in humidity and temperature throughout the day and periodically cycles to achieve the desired climate. I believe this is because
my house thermostat is set at a higher temperature during the day to conserve energy (and by bank account) and the unit is forced
to maintain the temperature I have selected (68F-70F). During the winter months the unit and house temperature is relatively the
same so stabilization is easy to obtain. In closing and with all this said, I believe the weak link to the unit is the humidification system
but it is better than what I previously had and it keeps my extensive collection well preserved.

Best Father’s Day gift!!

My wife and kids bought me this gorgeous cabinet humidor for Father’s Day... Love, Love it... having a lot of fun filling it up. Can’t wait to show it of to all my buddies and make them Jealous.
Love the construction of it, beautiful details goes well with My spirits cabinet.

Love my Humidor!

I couldn’t be happier with my Remington Humidor. The folks at Elegant Bar were great, shipping was easy and pretty fast. The quality is top notch and it’s beautiful. It took a few adjustments to dial in the hygrometer but it was easy to do.