Graining in the context of furniture refers to the decorative technique of applying a faux wood grain finish to a surface, typically wooden furniture. It involves painting or staining the surface in a way that imitates the natural patterns and colors found in different types of wood. This technique allows furniture makers to achieve the look of expensive and rare wood species without using actual solid wood. Graining can be done by hand using brushes, sponges, or other tools, or it can be achieved mechanically using a wood graining tool. The process of painting to resemble the color and figure of wood.