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Cedar chests are classic furniture pieces, but their beauty is more than skin deep. Cedar wood, and more specifically its oil, can protect clothes and bedding from the dreaded clothing moth.
Moths avoid cedar oil, especially that of Eastern red cedar (aka aromatic cedar).
Cedar also absorbs moisture, creating a less-than-ideal environment for moth larvae. Cedar imparts a hint of its wonderful fragrance on clothes for an added bonus.
Cedar chests are particularly useful for storing bedding and seasonal clothes. Moths particularly enjoy wool fibers, so wool sweaters should be protected, too.
See our collection of cedar chests in our collection of beautiful storage chests. These chests are beautiful -- and functional! -- pieces of furniture.
Adam is a former copywriter for LampsPlus.com. After working in advertising and entertainment, Adam discovered an interest in lighting and design. He's drawn to outdoor and landscape lighting for creating charming and comfortable outdoor living spaces. He's also currently on a mission to install more dimmers and energy efficient bulbs at home.