What's the BEST way to remove musty odor from the INSIDE of Antique Furniture

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Old 03-06-07, 07:18 AM
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What's the BEST way to remove musty odor from the INSIDE of Antique Furniture

I have an antique dresser that's in very good shape on the outside. Although there is no visible mold nor any signs of water damage on the inside, there is a strong musty odor.

I've searched through the forums and found several suggestions on how to remove the odor from the inside by using Murphy's Oil Soap, or a mixture of bleach/detergent/water, sealing the inside with varnish, etc.

From reading all these suggestions, I haven't been able to determine if there's a consensus on this. Is there?

Please let me know when you can.

Thanks everyone!
 
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If musty odor is caused by mold/mildew, all surfaces inside the cabinet box and inside and outside of drawers will have to be cleaned. Bleach/water solution is effective for killing mold/mildew. Wiping with denatured alcohol is also effective. After cleaning, if odor persists, all surfaces inside the cabinet box and inside/outside drawer boxes can be sealed to seal in odors.
 
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Old 03-06-07, 08:39 AM
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Thanks, twelvepole! I'll clean and then seal if necessary.
 
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