Faking refers to a decorative technique commonly used in woodwork, upholstery, or other furniture details. It involves creating an artificial appearance or imitating a particular material or design element. For example, faking may involve adding painted or applied moldings to mimic the appearance of carved woodwork, or using upholstery techniques to mimic the appearance of button tufting or quilting. Faking is often employed to achieve a more elaborate or luxurious look without the expense or effort of using genuine materials or construction techniques. Counterfeiting.