Wood Smells great

@kitkat1 (1227)
Canada
May 7, 2007 10:15pm CST
I know this sounds like a really stupid discussion but i was working putting away wood for my dad yesterday and i really love the smell of wood. New lumber used in building smells so good too. I know when i smell it makes me think of when i was small and my dad used to work at the saw mill i used to wear his work jacket around the house cause i just loved the smell. Am i weird or does alot of others like this too it might be just what it makes me think about but it just smells so fresh and alive to me.
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6 responses
• United States
8 May 07
Wood does smell good, alot of people love the smell of cedar. Myself I do not like the smell of cedar but I love the smell of pine wood. I love the smell of fresh cut alpha hay. It smells so fresh and clean, like fresh rain. I cannnot stand the smell of a lot of perfumes, they get my sinuses acting up. I do like vanilla or some of the clean sents.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
8 May 07
LOL I am allergic to that smell. LOL Acturally I am allergic to the chemicals that they use on the lumber. I cant get near the lumber aisle at Lowes. I begin to cough and my throat swells. I love to walk in the woods and that smell does not bother me. It seems to just be the chemical treated lumber.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
10 May 07
Well, I am fairly weird so I can't tell you whether you ae weird or not but it sounds fine to me! I also love that smell, and even the smell wood makes when it is being cut witha power saw- it can almost smell like it is burning. Even the smell of small animal bedding, like shaving for hamsters or gerbils, is such a lovely smell.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
9 May 07
I agree—a lot of smells remind me of my childhood- Wood – fresh and sawed reminds me of my gramps- He was always working on something in the old work shop- Didn’t have a lot of extra money so they always made gifts. I have beautiful writing desks, baby bunk beds, quilt rack, and a doll house that my gramps made me. He is gone now but that smell still takes me back to the old work shop with gramp. But I must say that cutting wood and throwing it in the basement for wood burning stoves is not a pleasant smell- Each time we throw a new load into the basement (when it is wet) it smells up the house for at least a day!
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
8 May 07
Hi Kat, OH yes wood does smell nice so I do not think that this sounds like a stupid discussion. My adopted father was a building architect so you can imagine when I was a young girl I smelt a lot of new wood. So you see others do experience this as well.
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@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
8 May 07
I love it too! I love to walk through the lumber section of the big hardware stores or to be around someone sawing wood. My dad used to work with wood in our garage when I was a kid. So maybe it IS the childhood association. I don't know. But I do love that fragrance.