How to rid of cigarette smoke from wood furniture

by Valerie
Recently I purchased these only to discover these tables smell like cigarette smoke. Any ideas of how to eliminate the awful odor? Hoping not to ruin the wicker. Plz help!
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2015
    Good old standby Baking soda. Sprinkle it on and leave for awhile until the odors disappear.
  • Wanda Arganbright Wanda Arganbright on Oct 26, 2015
    TSP. You can pick it up at Wal-Mart or Lowe's.
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 26, 2015
      @Wanda Arganbright TSP is a cleaning solvent that is very strong and may pull the color out of the furniture.
  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 26, 2015
    If you can shut the door to the room where it is located, I removed smoke, and dog urine from a subfloor which was under urine soaked carpet. It took a long time but I put ammonia into pie tins around the room, and sprinkled baking soda all over the floor. Now just the baking soda did not knock it down, it took the ammonia fumes to lift out the cigarette smell and urine too. We then sealed the subflooring with an oil based paint just in case it might decide to off gas again. Worked wonderfully.
  • Dolores DeLuise Dolores DeLuise on Oct 26, 2015
    I've heard that activated charcoal will remove cigarette odors from porous substances. The directions were to place the object and the open charcoal in a sealed plastic bag for two weeks. Personally, I don't know if it works, but I've heard a number of people say that it does. Worth a try.
  • Karen Karen on Oct 27, 2015
    I had the same problem, despite smelling the piece thoroughly before buying. Mine had combo of smoke and old - blech - perfume. I used all the tried&-true remedies w/o much success. I even sprayed in/out with vinegar then Febreeze and put out in sun. Finally used essential oils (use a good brand and be sure it's pure EO, not diluted with carrier oil of any kind): eucalyptus, clove, lemon. Wiped all surfaces with it, then put on cotton balls in small dishes in each drawer and cabinet space. All I smell now is the residual scent from oils -- a big improvement since I wanted to store herbal supplements in the furniture and I didn't want the bottles or capsules to smell of smoke and perfume!
  • Lise Lise on Oct 27, 2015
    You can try using lemon oil cleaner for wood and rubbing it on all the surfaces, wipe thoroughly to remove dirt. After spray with lemon furniture polish and rub the piece down again to polish. Hopefully this will seal the wood fibers and remove the offensive odors!!! Good Luck!!!
  • M M on Oct 27, 2015
    An antique shop I used to frequent would wash the wood furniture that came from a smoker's house with ammonia and water which removed the smell and also eliminated the nicotine film that covered the furniture.