The Anatomy of Fake Wood
To discover more about the inner construction of things, one usually has to open them up, dissect them. Whether it be an electronic appliance, a living creature or in my case – fake wood, the process is the same.
Fascinated by the abundance of concrete wood one sees in Japan, I had been wondering how it might be made, and fortunately stumbled upon a very old subject recently. Broken and crumbling, all was revealed:
Underneath the concrete is the plain bog-standard metal post, over which the concrete is wrapped, textured and painted.
The secret having been revealed, I realise that all those great things pictured in this previous post, Low Maintenance Nature were made the same way. It now enhances my appreciation as I gaze at the myriad concrete-wood constructions around me.
Things in nature:
And things not:
This one’s 3D. viewing instructions.
non-metal-core fake wood
Of course some fake wood uses different construction methods. These benches are made from simple concrete slabs:
And the fake wood on this building is moulded plastic, not concrete:
Read previous Gasms about fake wood: