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Old 08-13-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Cedar for Closets?

We have a 1980 International with the center bath and large wardrobe. It has the Airstream 'wood' vinyl covering on the two in side walls, but the original 1980/late 1970 short loop carpet (in a 'lovely' retro pattern) on the back wall. I have steam cleaned it, it looks okay and very few will actually see it behind the clothes, hanging shelves, etc.

I used our new wood flooring for the floor, but don't relish the idea of trying to get that carpet off of the whole back wall. Particularly since it took me a few weeks, several putty knives and a large bottle of GooGone to get a 2' x 3' section of the same carpet off the bedroom wall around the access door. So - I was thinking of at least installing cedar lining on the two side walls to deter moths, whatever and I like the cedar smell.

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How about an off-the-wall() suggestion…

Rather than removing the carpet, shave it. Use some electric hair clippers with no plastic guard on the cutting blade, and just cut the nap off the carpet, leaving the carpet backing in place. That would at least give you a thinner and less textured surface behind your new cedar panels.
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Ahhh - what a great idea!! Thank you so much, Protagonist!
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Ahhh - what a great idea!! Thank you so much, Protagonist!
Try it on a scrap piece of carpet first, though, to see if it works. Carpet fibers are tougher than hair, and will be harder to cut. And you'll have to sharpen the clippers more often.
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