Creating a Faux Wood Finish

If you’ve never heard of “Faux Bois” technique or faux wood staining, let us introduce you! Faux Bois is a French wood staining technique that dates back to the Renaissance period. Faux bois is a French term that literally translates to fake wood. Which perfectly describes the effect created by this staining technique. Creating a faux wood finish can help spruce up any furniture piece that would look better with a natural “straight from the forest” look.

This wood staining technique has also been used to change the grain of the wood, and to make common wood look like a nicer more expensive wood. If you have a furniture piece that you think might look better with a faux wood finish, you should bring it to us here at Foxwood Furniture.

Recent Faux Wood Staining Technique From Foxwood

Before photo of a faux bois technique

Here is the before photo

Fake wood stain technique in process

In process, you can see we put dots of stain on the wood

Faux Wood Staining technique

Here is an example of a recent faux bois staining job we did for a client. They wanted their old wood table to have a newer more natural look. You can see we used a special Foxwood technique to create a natural Burl Walnut finish.

The original grain on the table was very unattractive and dull so we implemented the faux wood technique to give it more character. We used our own artistry and experience to create this look and can do the same for your furniture as well!

Sometimes this staining style is necessary because the wood will not take stain properly or the grain is just very unattractive. This technique is used to improve or upgrade furniture without having to rebuild or buy the furniture from a store. The faux bois technique helps turn old worn-out furniture into new bright and trendy pieces!

If you’ve ever had an antique that would look better with a wood grain, you need to hire Foxwood Furniture. Don’t risk ruining your favorite desk, dresser, or family heirloom. We can create this new look on any old furniture that you may have in your home with precision. Finally, We can make it beautiful again at!