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faux wood graining

warm brown mahogony wood faux wood graining

mahogany feather.

Traditional faux wood graining paint effects use colours ground in stale beer or sugar water in conjunction with transparent oil glazes. Modern methods of faux wood graining use acrylic polymers as the medium and for the sealing coats. Although 'brown woods' like mahogany are not in vogue at present there is surprisingly still a demand for them in specific circumstances. Various cuts of Mahogany are available including crotch, rope mottle and fiddle back. The Cuban and San Domingan varieties display the finest grains. The wood features heavily in the French Empire and Victorian periods both for interior paneling and for furniture. All of the various figures of mahogany are replicable using the traditional faux wood graining techniques or the modern acrylic faux wood graining methods.