When it comes to humidors, the foremost material that comes to mind is Spanish Cedar. This wood has long been established as the best lining for humidors. This is because of the fact that Spanish Cedar has the tendency to absorb moisture, giving it the ability to restore moisture within the humidor, which is ideal for cigars.
But did you know that Spanish Cedar is technically not cedar? As a matter of fact, it comes from the mahogany family. If you look at it, you will see a salmon red tight-grained wood. The aroma is very nice and spicy, making you want to smell it more. ïŠ
Another piece of trivia â€“ Spanish Cedar is used not only for humidors but also for other building materials as lining.
Another advantage of using Spanish Cedar for humidors is its natural ability to resist molds. This is very important as no one would want any mold formation inside his humidor! In addition to this, Spanish Cedar is also resistant to tobacco beetles! Anyone who has had an experience with these nasty little critters will know just how important this is.
In modern times, however, developments in technology have made the use of other materials possible. Electronics and plastic have been used to treat cigars without the need for Spanish Cedar. As such, you will find many humidors today that do not make use of this wood at all.
That is not to say that you cannot find humidors made of Spanish Cedar. While this wood may not be a require material, many still find humidors made of it desirable over those using modern materials.