Monday, June 15, 2015

Ideas For Empty Cigar Boxes: Cigar Tissue Box Dispenser




I never throw away empty cigar boxes because I always thought that one day I might need them for something... That goes for a lot of stuff I still keep laying around the house! So if you are like me? then congratulations! We, whether you like it or not, are Hoarders! But not the compulsive type...I think... hope not... yet!

Some of the empty boxes I still use to store in some loose cigars that I have purchased and others I use for decorative purposes. So today I would like to share with you something simple and useful to do with your empty cigar boxes that can be a nice decorative item for your "man-cave" or a conversation piece... So lets start...

P.S. By all means I am not a carpenter and I'm just using tools that I have. You might have better tools to make this project... I'm just keeping it simple


What you need:

  • Empty cigar box - I'm using H.Upmann Half Corona 25c
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Wood Filing tools
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Montecristo Petit No.2 (optional)



Light up your Monty Petit No.2 and lets start...


Open the lid of the box and make your measurements...



Mark the center and with a screw driver make an indent to help secure the filing point...


Using a fine filing tool to pierce through the lid gently without breaking the wood...



Close the lid and use a  rougher filing tool to widen the pierced hole...


Start filing with an angle to reach the desired length from both sides...


Using the fine filing tool to smooth the edges...



Dust off the shaving and clean the box from the inside...


Take the desired amount of tissue papers from your regular tissue box...


Place the tissue papers gently without disturbing the folds inside the cigar box...


Take the first fold of the tissue paper and insert it through the opening you made in the lid...


Close the lid and secure the nail (original nail that came with the box) back in place...


And there you go folks... your very own Cigar Tissue Box... Now that wasn't hard was it?


Enjoy!