Today's Quick Woodworking Tip

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We've all come accross this problem, you have a great piece that you want to breathe life into but it just plain stinks. Whether it's pet odor, smoke, mildew, or must, give these easy tricks a try. Hope these help!


  • Use Ammonia For Pet or Smoke Odor
  • Although you should try a powerful pet odor cleaner first, ammonia can be a very effective solution to pet and smoke odor. Dampen a cloth with ammonia, and wipe the wood down, making sure to keep the joints dry. Then wipe clean with a cloth dampened with water. Make sure you have clean water, and lots of ventilation


  • Olive Oil and Vinegar
  • Try this, (no not on your lunch break) one part olive oil to 24 parts white vinegar or about 2 teaspoons of olive oil to a pint of white vinegar. Use a spray bottle to disperse, and don't forget to shake it up often.


  • Newspaper and Charcoal
  • These materials are great at soaking up foul odors. They work best in a confined space such as a drawer or cabinet. Put a bunch of wadded up newspapers and charcoal briquettes in the drawer and wait a week before replacing them with new. After about 3 to 4 weeks the smell should be much better.