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Some ways to remove odors from wood furniture are: filling the drawers with ground coffee and leaving it over night, using baking soda and leaving it in for several days, using cat litter and leaving it in for several days or placing the item outside in a shady spot on a breezy day.
Recipe for a homemade wood furniture cleaner: In a pump spray bottle, place 1 teaspoon of light olive oil and half a cup of white vinegar. Shake well. This is as effective as any store bought product, yet is far more economical.
I have an oak dining room table (new) that smells like mildew or even human BO. It's puzzling, and can be covered temporarily with spray waxes, but it doesn't go away permanently. The store I purchased it from acted like they'd never heard of such an odor on wood furniture,