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Discover Faux Bois

Martha Stewart Living, September 2006

Martha loves faux bois, which is French for "false wood" -- a fitting name for items that appear plucked from the forest but are actually made of cast stone, cast iron, or cement, or are painted to have a woodsy look. Although earthy and rustic, faux bois makes a splendid match for polished pieces. For instance, a pail made of concrete is dainty enough to hold a lady's slipper orchid.


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