Hey all --
Friend of mine got a cedar chest from her sister, and apparantly the sister
kept mothballs in there too. Now the chest reaks of mothballs and she's not
sure how to get the smell out.
Any suggestions? Simply "airing it out" hasn't helped, and I haven't a clue
what to suggest... my mother suggested lightly sanding the cedar to "release
the cedar smell" as she put it. I'm not sure that would get the odor out
though... but like I said, I don't know what to suggest.
For cedar (in a closet or a chest) to really function well for pestproofing
clothing, etc. it needs a light sanding on a fairly regular basis (at least
every other year if not every year). You only want to just lightly scuff the
wood, not take off any noticeable amount - after all, you're not going to
paint or varnish it.
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