My Faux Bois Journey

Faux bois restorer Terry Eagan at work
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How Do You Fix 100 Broken Faux Bois Trees? A Restoration Journey with Terry Eagan

Few people are more passionate about faux bois than Terry Eagan. Since 2010 he has been restoring the oldest known collection of concrete faux bois in the United States, built on the grounds of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and…

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McCourtie Park – A Tale of Ghosts, Gangsters and Gorgeous Faux Bois Bridges

Tucked away in Somerset Center, Michigan is an amazing park so hidden that few people (even within the state) have ever heard of it. Some think McCourtie Park is one of the most haunted sites in the state. Others write…

Finished faux bois tables
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The 7 Secret Steps to Creating a Concrete Faux Bois Table

You may be surprised to see how many very different skills are needed to make a faux bois table designed to weather the elements and stand the test of time. Faux bois (which means false wood in French) is an…

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How do you make sure your vintage faux bois bench lasts another 100 years?

Note: Whenever I create a concrete faux bois bench or other furniture, I owe a debt to the artisans 100 years ago for creating the works that are now treasured heirlooms throughout the world. Their work has fueled my imagination made me…

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Meditations on a Faux Bois Bench – a quiet but iconic part of our lives

What do benches mean to you?  Are they just a place to sit and rest? Wait for someone or something to happen? Talk to a friend? Eat your lunch? Watch wildlife? Talk to strangers? Gather your thoughts? Be alone to…

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Perfection is Boring – Seek Beauty Instead

I was with a group of friends the other evening when the conversation turned to loss and healing. We all had spent several decades on this turbulent planet and carried the inevitable scars from loss and fighting ongoing emotional battles.…

Diane Husson, sitting with faux bois bench and furniture
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My Faux Bois Inspiration: Secret Gardens and Wilderness

Welcome to my new blog! I’ve been talking about it for a long time. I’m excited to share with you some of my observations about faux bois and my journey as a concrete furniture maker. If you type “faux bois”…