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I built two large bedroom dressers recently. I built the drawers out of baltic birch and at the wife's suggestion finished them with oil based polyurethane. The baltic birch plywood really sucked up the finish. Everything about the project went great. Got lots of kudos from the wife and friends. However, the drawers still smell of polyurthane after 8 months! Will they ever stop smelling? Mostly I finished them to prevent clothes from snagging. Better way to finish? Water based? Put them out in the 100 degree heat for a few days to cure? Trying to learn from this mistake. Any advise?