any tips to get the wood smell out of my new cabinets and dressers?

Old 09-20-16, 10:05 AM
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any tips to get the wood smell out of my new cabinets and dressers?

just moved into a new house and had all new wood cabinets installed and got a few new wood dressers. however anything we put in the drawers and insides of the cabinets come out smelling of the wood. weve wiped them down and put baking soda inside to absorb the smell but it hasnt worked.
Old 09-20-16, 11:19 AM
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Wow, I would like to have that smell in my house.

Try leaving the doors and drawers open and using a fan to increase air flow wouldn't hurt.

Coffee will likely do more than the baking soda.
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What kind of wood smell do you detect?? Is it wood or mildew?
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Since your cabinets are new, they are probably made of MDF and are off-gassing. Even plywood will smell for weeks or months.
I would keep a fan on it as said and keep the cabinet doors open as much as possible.

Your cabinet shelves are most likely unfinished on three sides. If the smell still bothers you, you can paint those raw edges with a sealer.

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