Uses for Wood Shavings: Make a Drawer Freshener

Follow this reader-submitted tip to capitalize on small leftovers from woodworking projects.

Save wood shavings for other projects

Don’t let those fragrant wood shavings go to waste!

Photo by Jenny Mörtsell

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For my woodworking projects, I like to whittle butter knives and spoons from juniper wood. The wood shavings smell so wonderful that it would be a shame to just use them for kindling.

I save the fragrant shavings and put them in little homemade bags of thin fabric to use as drawer fresheners. Juniper wood is supposedly good at keeping bugs away, too!

Jenny Mörtsell
Brooklyn, New York