How To Make Anything Look Like Real Wood

Faux wood treatments have been around since the Renaissance, when craftsmen took great pains to trompe-l’oeil, or “fool the eye”. We still enjoy creating the look today, which is what today’s Daily DIY on How To Make Anything Look Like Real Wood is all about. We like these practical tips from Redoux Interiors on creating a rich finish on just about any piece of furniture.

How to Make Anything Look Like Real Wood Redoux Interiors

Though not costly (supplies for one piece will run you $25-50), this is the kind of project that has the best results if it’s not rushed. Pay attention to make sure your application looks natural and allow plenty of time for stain to cure between steps. Allot yourself a weekend to get it right, though much of that will be devoted to drying time. Get your list of supplies and the tutorial over at Redoux Interiors, and learn How To Make Anything Look Like Real Wood. We’ll be filing this one in the Furniture Makeovers and Paint Galleries!


  1. Thank you so much for the big shout out! I have been out of town and apparently living under a rock because I just saw this! I am actually in the middle of doing a follow up to this post, what great timing!

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