What is the Process of Creating Custom Faux Bois?

Creating high quality concrete faux bois is a true calling and a labor of love. I use the best materials available, and I take pride in each step of the process.

Welding the frame

Applying lath

Applying cement

Quality Materials


After years of research, experimentation, and discussions with concrete experts, I developed a layered sculpting process using a specialized cement mixture that is beautiful, strong, and perfect for carving fine

staining the detail in a faux bois bench
Faux Bois Planter

Permanent Color System

I use acid stains, which chemically bond with the cement. The technique that I have developed makes them bond and penetrate even better, and captures the layered, random, subtle tones of weathered wood.

Faux Bois Tree
The back of a Faux Bois Bench with vines

The Best Sealers

I have developed aen effective “stack” of natural-looking penetrating, breathable sealers that protect the surface from UV rays, abrasion, freeze/thaw cycles, rain, snow, chemicals, and scratches

Faux Bois Furniture and bistro set in the snow
Faux Bois Bench

Each heirloom quality piece is:

• A one-of-a-kind sculpture (no molds or repeated patterns)

• Designed to last hundreds of years outside

• Signed by me