Elegant Wooden Cedar Closet
A cedar closet is a closet made of or lined with significant amounts of cedar wood. The purpose of a cedar closet in the past was to prevent mold and mildew as well as bug infestations from destroying clothing stored during the winter months. While the cedar closet can still accomplish this task, the cedar itself must be the right type of cedar and feature enough cedar oil to keep bugs and mold at bay. Such closets often increase the value of a house because of the wood’s natural beauty and scent, though as the oils in the wood diminish, so too will the sought after cedar smell. The supporting structure of a cedar closet may also be constructed from cedar, though to save on building costs, many homeowners or builders choose to construct the closet structure from less expensive woods.
Cedar planks are then used to line the inside of the cedar closet; cedar boards may also be used to construct shelves or other features within the closet. Since cedar is a fairly expensive wood, most modern home builders will use other materials where cedar is not necessary, though some builders choose to use cedar throughout because it is a high-quality wood that is resistant to water damage, bug infestations, and rot.