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getting a smell out

my mil just gave us a dresser that they had stored in there basement for a while. its a really nice dresser but it stinks sooooo bad. mainly in the drawers. what can i do to get the smell out of the wood. i've cleaned the whole thing from top to bottom, and my husband told me to put dryer sheets in the drawers, i did but its not helping. i can smell it as soon as i walk into the room. any suggestions?

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sweetjpea

Asked by sweetjpea at 2:34 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • odoban!
    queen.bee

    Answer by queen.bee at 2:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Try stuffing with newspapers and or charcoal.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 2:35 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Also you could take a sock or such and fill it with coffee grounds and put in each drawer.
    treynlisa

    Answer by treynlisa at 2:36 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • What is the smell? mold? message me.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 2:56 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Use a wood soap to clean it and then add scented liners in the drawers.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 3:59 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • IDK, but I heard that if you set the drawers out in the sun for several hours it might help.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 4:17 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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