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There is a distinct "woody" sort of smell from newly purchased wooden cupboards. Is there a way to remove it such that when I open the cupboards, I will not smell this distinct sort of "woody" smell?

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If you don't like the smell of wood, you're on the wrong site ;) –  Tester101 Dec 23 '11 at 15:12
    
What's wrong with the smell of wood? –  Paul T Davies Dec 23 '11 at 20:01
    
@Tester101, I don't mean that I don't like the smell of wood but the wooden cupboard "woody" smell very weird as it don't smell like a "pure" wood even though it is a wooden cupboard. –  Larry Morries Dec 27 '11 at 3:20

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It's like new car smell and will go away on its own over time. While you can mask the smell with air freshners, there is nothing I am aware of that will instantly remove the smell. Keeping the doors open for a while will help speed up this process.

Baking soda (like how you'd use it in a fridge) might help a bit too.

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Newspaper and brownpaper bags are also helpful with odors. Lining the shelves will help, too. –  Amanda Oct 25 '12 at 19:03

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