This week I painted this fireplace unit in a faux burl finish.
When I do a woodgrain finish I always start with an orange base color - trying to match the vibrant undercolor of the wood. I am always happy when my clients trust me at this stage.
I apologize for the glare in this photo. Unfortunately there were no working lights in the house when I completed this work and I had to shine my harsh halogen work light on the piece.
Below is a detail of the burl grain...