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Faux Bois

Definition: Faux Bois


A French term meaning "fake wood" and pronounced "foe bwah," faux bois is a material or finish that appears to be made of wood but isn't. A faux bois effect can be achieved by painting, printing, or imprinting a design on textiles, home accessories, walls, and furniture.

Most faux bois echoes woodgrain patterns, though the term can also be applied to items that resemble like logs, roots, branches, and bark. There's even a blog called It's (K)not Wood devoted to the decoration.

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