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Cedar closet

Hi All, planning to build a cedar closet in the basement at some point and looking for some advice,my thought is to use the Cedar chipboard for a liner over 1/2" drywall, should I line the wall first with plastic sheeting?
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The dark-colored heartwood of red cedar contains natural oils that kill clothes-moth larvae, but this alone won't protect clothing. It's not effective against carpet beetles, and, with moths, it kills only young larvae, not older ones or eggs. The effect also fades as the scent does. You can replenish the scent of boards, closets, and chests by sanding the wood lightly or dabbing on cedar oil, but there is no way to know if you've added enough.
So I wouldn't expect cedar chip board to be efective.
 
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The cedar chip board is somewhat effective, I built a cabinet in my shop to store drop cloths and lined it with the cedar chip board. It still has a faint cedar odor. Aromatic cedar T&G boards are best .... if you can afford the extra cost.

Is your basement framing directly against the foundation wall or does it stand off a little?
 
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I am planning on installing blue styrofoam insulation on the concrete wall and then stud over that,I doubt there would be a need for more insulation after that.
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No provision for air circulation between the stud wall and the foundation?
 
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Should there be air circulation between the wall and foundation????
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I don't know a lot about finishing basements but I've always seen a gap of an inch or so between the foundation and the stud wall. I assume that is for any moisture that gets thru the foundation will have a way to evaporate instead of collect. Hopefully one of the others will have more/better info for you.
 
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