How to remove odor from old wood chest?

+7
Answered
Chest has been in a smokers house and now kept in the garage. A family heirloom that wasn't properly cared for.
Would like to use in kitchen as an island work station!
Must clean all smokey , old oder to have inside.
Thanks!!
q how to remove oder from old wood chest
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 12, 2018
    wash the entire piece of furniture with white vinegar, allow to dry, place open boxes of baking soda, coffee grounds, cedars chips to absorb any more odors
    • See 1 previous
    • Mary T Mary T on Jun 13, 2018
      Don't put it in direct sunlight !! Any glue will get soft and may warp some of the wood. (Don't ask me how I know) Would probably be good in an open airy place. the vinegar and baking soda, coffee grounds is a good idea as mentioned above.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 12, 2018
    Leave some coffee grounds in the drawers, it will absorb and eliminate the odor
  • Ydsalr Ydsalr on Jun 13, 2018
    Haven't tried myself, but I read the the most inexpensive vodka wiped on the wood surfaces will do the trick effortlessly. If you try it let us know
  • Sal1603 Sal1603 on Jun 13, 2018
    Try generic cat litter, pour inside, cover, then allow it to absorb that Odor, I used it on a very old chest, it works! Just give it a week or so to work its magic.
  • Sally Sally on Jun 13, 2018
    Here's an Easy Peasy fix. Fill 2 shallow saucers or bowls with white vinegar and close the drawers. Leave overnight. Check the next morning We had a party and most of the people were in our kitchen. The nicotine was so bad that whole area of the house reeked. I set a bowl of the white vinegar in the 4 corners of the room and in a day or two the odor was completely gone. No vinegar smell either. Good luck.
  • Woo11653063 Woo11653063 on Jun 14, 2018
    I have an old steamer trunk with a horrid odor. I used cedar balls which I was able to purchase at Walmart in the area where they have laundry baskets and clothes racks. Also adding a charcoal briquette to absorb the odor. This combination did the trick.