Graining - (Furniture Decoration)

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Graining - (Furniture, Decoration) This process of painting a cheap wood to reproduce the grain, colour, texture and figure of a more esteemed and costly wood goes back (in England) at least to Elizabethan times when oak and walnut were thus counterfeited. The practice continues.

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