Wood finish is post about Magazine bookmarked by everett with ID 1476215861 was uploaded on 27-03-2019 and has been viewed 383,488 times.
The Real Thing You are at a garage sale and there is an old dresser for $10.It looks to be made of oak and in very good shape.Once refinished, it will match the oak furniture in the guest bedroom.How can you be sure it is really made of oak and does not have a fake finish? Fake finishes have been around a long time and show up on many antiques.
Some are very good.A fake finish, generally, is a finish that makes one species of wood look like another.One common example is making birch or maple look like oak.These fake finishes are accomplished by using a graining tool (sometimes made of rubber) and streaking a stain onto the wood.
By careful manipulation of the graining tool, a grain pattern very similar to oak can be applied to another wood.How do you know if you are looking at a fake finish? Look for any break in the grain pattern.
You may be able to see such breaks if some of the finish is rubbed or worn off, or at a scratch in the surface.If the grain stops at the worn spot and no grain, or a different...