Battleship Texas Humidor – SOLD


By Travis Fry, Travis Fry Custom Knives

This item was sold at the Battleship Regatta Auction hosted by the Houston Yacht Club.

My original intention was to mill the deck wood into 3/4” clean pieces, but as I was milling I liked the look of the lightly planed paint side. I decided to embrace that, and to incorporate the bolt holes and plugs into the design. It was a little more rustic than my usual work as a result, and the bolt hole rot required some stabilization and workarounds. I added a few brass accents in the bolt holes with hand engraved Easter eggs. The lining is solid Spanish Cedar about 1/4” thick—no veneer here. The top is actually 3 layers; the original glue up cupped badly, so I resawed it, flattened the layers, and reglued them together with the grain going in opposite directions like plywood. It’ll stay nice and flat! The bottom has an 1/8” layer of deck wood on the outside to match the rest of the box, and to keep the lining untouched by the finish. Finish is shellac. I didn’t fill it up, but it should hold 8-12 cigars, depending on the size.


Item Specifications:

  • Made from Deck Wood
  • External Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 3 in
  • Internal Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 1.5
  • 4 lbs