Q&A / 

Aromatic Cedar Closets and Products

aromatic cedar

Aromatic Cedar | You can get long planks of aromatic cedar, blocks like this, or cedar flakeboard. CLICK or TAP HERE or the image to see it all.

Aromatic Cedar Closets - They're Dreamy

DEAR TIM: We're building a new house. I would like to reproduce an old fashioned cedar closet like the one in my parent's home. Can you just buy regular cedarwood or should I use those cedar flakeboard panels? Does the cedar wood really kill moths? Is there a way to restore the aroma in my parent's closet? Are there alternative products? C. E.

DEAR C. E.: Your question brings back memories of my mother's fragrant cedar chest. As a child, I would sneak into her room to lift the lid. The aromatic cedar aroma was intoxicating!

Related Links:

Cedar Closet Construction Tips

Restoring Aged Cedar - Bring Back the Pleasant Aroma!

When Did Cedar Closets Become Popular and What Causes the Aroma?

Cedar closets became very popular at the turn of the century as closets became a more standard feature in residential construction. Prior to that, clothes storage was usually achieved in free-standing armoires. The cedar aroma is produced by the evaporation of the natural oils contained in the cedar lumber.

What Species of Cedar Creates the Pleasant Aroma?

The aromatic cedar that creates the intoxicating aroma is Eastern Red Cedar. This cedar species is found predominately in and about the southern Appalachian Mountains. Aromatic cedar flakeboard is a good alternative should you decide not to use the red cedar planking to match your parent's closet. The flakeboard will produce the same strong aromatic scent as the solid wood planks.

Do not buy western red cedar. It will not produce a strong fragrance that is necessary to protect your clothing.

Why Should I have Cedar Closets in my Home?

The aromatic cedar can protect the investment you have made in your fine clothing. Adult moths like to make nests in fabrics, especially woolen ones. The adult moths do not damage or eat the fabric. The damage is done by their youngin's. Adult moths will not reproduce in an area permeated by a strong cedar aroma.

CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE QUOTES from local handymen who can transform a closet into a CEDAR CLOSET in hours.

Should Cedar Closets Have Special Doors?

Tightly sealed cedar closets or chests will maintain a strong cedar scent for many years. You can extract top performance from your new cedar closet by doing several simple things. Make sure that your builder installs an inexpensive exterior door to your closet. These doors have excellent weather stripping which will minimize air infiltration. Caulk or fill any gaps between the drywall and floor before you install the cedar lining.

Why Do Cedar Closets Lose Their Aroma?

Your parent's cedar closet has lost its strong aroma because of air infiltration or dirt buildup. The cedar's red cast has probably turned to brown.

What Can Be Done to Restore the Pleasant Cedar Smell?

Sand the surface of the cedar with fine sandpaper to restore the cedar aroma. This will open the wood pores allowing the natural cedar oils to once again evaporate. In addition, you can purchase natural cedar oil extract. This oil is applied to the sanded cedar. It readily soaks into the bare wood revitalizing the cedar. Never, ever varnish, shellac, or seal cedar! This will stop the evaporation process immediately.

renew cedar oil

Renew Cedar Closet Smell | CLICK or TAP HERE to get fantastic cedar oil that will renew the smell in your cedar closet or chest.

Can You Create the Cedar Aroma in Drawers?

Aromatic cedar products are also available if you want to create the fragrance within an existing closet or a chest of drawers. You can purchase small aromatic cedar balls or blocks of wood to use in place of mothballs. In addition, you can purchase small bags of cedar shavings that look much like teabags. These can be placed in and around clothes. Finally, for those of us who have smelly shoes, you can even purchase cedar shoe trees to absorb offensive odors.

Can You Purchase Other Cedar Accessories?

Yes, you can buy

CLICK or TAP HERE for a full listing of all the Eastern Red Cedar products you can have in your home in just days.

CLICK or TAP HERE to get FREE QUOTES from local handymen who can transform a closet into a CEDAR CLOSET in hours.


One Response to Aromatic Cedar Closets and Products

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *