This technique has been highly appreciated ever since ancient times. It is very much developed and, although it requires an acute sense of observation and a careful interpretation, it remains the essential final touch of a building site, whether it was made by a modern design or a historical trompe l’oeil.

The artist imitates wood on a non-wood surface either with his own style or as a real reproduction. This technique is proposed for various works, such as paneling, doors, woodwork.