I bought this antique ice chest about 15 years ago at an auction. I was looking at it one day and thought,'that would make a great humidor'.
When I originally purchased it, it was painted green. I was living in a apartment in Toronto at the time, so I had to strip it on the balcony. At the time I thought the outer shell was pine, turns out it's hard maple.
I know what you mean about "escape" and "accomplishment." I find the same two things when I do little projects. Funny how cigar smoking and wood working have opposite effects on the object that you are focusing on but bring you the same satisfaction.
The sense of accomplishment when one finishes something of that sort is a really enough reward. I really want to do something like that. The feeling of relaxing down on a chair with a cigar in your hands after all the hard work, with the product of your hard work lying in front of you. It's priceless.
MTMouse: Ever since I saw yours, I have been looking for one to do myself. I love what you did, and think it would be enough room for what I have (5 humidors of varying size) it's just a matter of finding the icebox
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Originally posted by Toasted Coastie: MTMouse: Ever since I saw yours, I have been looking for one to do myself. I love what you did, and think it would be enough room for what I have (5 humidors of varying size) it's just a matter of finding the icebox
Thanks for the compliments everyone.
I was lucky when I found it, 15 years ago. They didn't seem to have much value back then. I think I paid $125 to $150 for it at the time. I see them now for $800 to $1000, granted they are in better shape then mine was at the time.
I'm still keeping my eye out for another one as well, but I think I may make one....or more from scratch. I have found a site to get the hardware. After taking this one apart, I know I could build it from scratch.