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Wood graining. An introduction to fine fakery. Ilustrates how to achieve curley maple graining and crotch mahogany graining.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 42

Dry brushing finishing technique to enhance wood grain, create fake grain patterns or "antique" a surface.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 70

Tips on "graining" wood.
AMERICANA May-Jun 1985 (v.13#2) pg. 43, 45

Pretty in pink. Blotting and graining techniques are used in painting a photo album, wooden box and wooden heart.
CRAFTS Feb 1996 (v.19#2) pg. 70

Cardboard combing. How to achieve a combed finish using a piece of corrugated cardboard. Includes instructions for painting a wooden recipe box and the top of a wooden bar stool.
CRAFTS Jan 1997 (v.20#1) pg. 30

Potato wood graining. How to drag the grated end of a potato through wet paint to create a wood-grained effect.
CRAFTS Mar 1997 (v.20#3) pg. 68

Whisk broom strie. A painted furniture faux finish created by dragging a coarse brush through a wet transparent colored glaze. A step-by-step photo guide to the process.
CRAFTS Apr 1997 (v.20#4) pg. 62

Painted finishes designed to enhance either miniature or full-size fireplace mantles and woodwork. (1) Faux marble. (2) Stain graining. (3) Fantasy stone. (4) Mineral fantasy.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #96 Dec 1983 (v.8#12) pg. 40

How to use vinegar painting (putty graining) to apply unique patterns to old or unfinished furniture. Use tools such as feathers, sponge, corncobs, combs, fingers, etc. to achieve interesting grain patterns.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1982 (v.13#3) pg. 44

Eight decorative painting techniques for walls and furniture. (1) Marbleizing. (2) Plastic wrap texturing. (3) Wood graining. (4) Sponging. (5) Spattering or flyspecking. (6) Stenciling. (7) Rag rolling. (8) Stippling.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 57

Principles and techniques of Trompe l'oeil. Includes description for painting faux birdseye maple paneling below a chair rail.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1991 (v.18#1) pg. 14

Painting instructions for two faux finishes (mahogany wood graining and tortoise shell).
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1994 (v.21#2) pg. 44

Wood grain wonders. How to paint realistic-looking wood grains that look like bird's eye maple, crotch mahogany, heart of pine and a straight grain pattern.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1998 (v.25#1) pg. 30

The art of false graining. How to decorate wooden objects with "imaginative" graining.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 62

Fool the eye finishes. Part 1. Graining and other decorative painting techniques. How to create patterns using feather, corncob, stiff bristle brush, lump of putty, crumpled rag, crumpled wax paper and a comb.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1992 (v.23#3) pg. 60

Old painting techniques make a comeback. Basic information on graining, glazing, highlighting, stenciling and mottling.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #218 Apr 1981 (v.31#4) pg. 8

Decorative painted finishes. An introduction to glazing, wood-graining, marbleizing and other finishing techniques.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 78

Make a graining tool that works on any coutour, including intricate molding, from a strip of inner tube.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 22

How to turn plywood into knotty pine. Effect is created by graining glaze over matte-finish paint.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Feb 1980 (v.190#2) pg. 258

How to paint a realistic grain on wood.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 33

Wall arts. Special painting techniques to decorate walls, woodwork, etc. Looks at stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1988 (v.13#10) pg. 24

How to grain like a professional. Graining is a painted imitation of the grain of wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1975 (v.3#6) pg. 1

Creating a Victorian hallway. Involves graining, stenciling, wainscotting, and glazing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1976 (v.4#11) pg. 1

The art of graining. Part 1. Materials and glazing action described. Tips on how to prepare the surface, apply a base coat and create a walnut grained pattern. Variations in dry brush techniques described.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1978 (v.6#12) pg. 133

The art of graining. Part 2. Topgraining. How to adjust the glaze and suggestions on graining doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.7#1) pg. 5

Tips on cleaning and repairing painted wood graining.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.11#2) pg. 49

Tip on repairing chipped paint on "grained" doors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.12#5) pg. 100

The fine art of graining. How to master the historical imitation of wood, using paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.20#1) pg. 20

Going with the grain. How to produce mahogany graining effects using common paint brushes. Both ribbon-cut figuring and crotch figuring are explained.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 55

Fantastic finishes. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, the secrets lie in the finishing. Wood finishing techniques. Includes preparation, stenciling, marbleizing, graining, and lacquering.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1988 (v.165#11) pg. 79

Wood graining. Tips on re-creating, restoring, or repairing this painted imitation of wood grain.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1989 (v.166#2) pg. 32

How to grain walls, floors and furniture to give them the look of expensive woods. Some tips.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.1#1) pg. 59

Tips on using a graining tool to simulate wood grain on plain wood or nonwood surfaces using stains.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 98

How to faux finish like a pro. (1) Two easy glaze recipes. (2) Six steps to walnut grain. (3) Five steps to quartersawn oak grain. (4) Butterfly and cat's eyes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 78

Coats of many colors. Part 2. Special painting techniques, including marbling, graining, tortoiseshelling, spattering, etc.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 292

Graining. Imitating the appearance of woods using paint, stain and glaze.
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 257

Faking it. A professional shares some tips on wood graining and marbling techniques using paint.

How to wood grain using a wood graining kit.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 54

Create a wood-grain look with paint. Instructions from a master of the art of simulating woods and marbles shows how to simulate a "limed oak" finish.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 66