The imitation of wood is not so old as the imitation of marble but as the supply of timber becomes more costly the option of creating a beautiful imitation is a very tempting one. Furthermore, many species of tropical hardwood, renowned for their grain patterns and figures, have been put on a world protection list (CITES) and trade has been severely restricted. Therefore an imitation is just about the only option if you wish to decorate something using one of those woods.
Certain special wood species are often found in marquetry and decorative objects. Faux wood can be found from wall panelling and floorboards to furniture and other objects. Basically everywhere where you can expect real wood, faux can be found.
Poplar Bird's-Eye Mahogany Cuban Feathered Mahogany Limba Walnut Palissander Rosewood Oak Thuja Root