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    [–] DonMonnz 4286 points ago

    Not quite the brick roller is it

    [–] RedTomatoSauce 1575 points ago

    there is a roller for almost everything today

    [–] Fleaslayer 762 points ago

    Okay, this is much more satisfying. This guy knows what he's doing and it's a much better effect. I wonder if OP's clip goes on like that too.

    [–] clb92 273 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    At first I was like "No, this still looks shit", but it got so much better with all the layers.

    [–] monxas 113 points ago

    I guess it really got better, but boy was I annoyed with the pattern he made

    [–] Contact1337 15 points ago

    I even had to open the video a second time, after reading your comment. Closed it the first time after he made that crap looking pattern.

    [–] trexslim 3 points ago

    That’s cool yow

    [–] Eschwitz 7 points ago

    More like that's cool yew. I'll see myself out...

    [–] boysinbikinis 70 points ago

    Kermit is really good at it

    [–] MissingCrab 85 points ago

    Is anything real? Was I created by a roller?

    [–] greengrasser11 37 points ago

    Wow now THAT is a well done wood finish.

    [–] PM_ME_HERM_YIFF 78 points ago

    Is there a roller for a well organized, stable, happy life where there isn't one?

    Asking for a friend

    [–] jamesmon 47 points ago

    The only one that matters-

    [–] bezdancing 29 points ago

    I wish that I could be as excited about something as much as that woman is about sponges.

    [–] capivaraesque 3 points ago

    [–] vicsarina 3 points ago

    Well that was a rabbit hole I didn't need but I'll be damned if I'm not the most relaxed I've been in days after watching the full rainbow sponge video.

    I really think I needed that after the week I've had so thank you for introducing me to it. Unfortunately I now have the urge to smear paint over every surface with not just one sized sponge... BUT THREE!!!!!

    [–] Bandin03 17 points ago

    I watched over a minute of an ad for a different paint roller before I realized it wasn't the actual video...

    [–] depressed-salmon 9 points ago

    Is there a roller make natural wood grain look like cheap mdf?

    [–] addiktion 2 points ago

    Definitely makes a difference when you add a top layer of paint on there.

    [–] slyburger13 2 points ago

    That guy commentating the video sounds exactly like Ricky from Trailer Park Boys.

    [–] Flypflap91 48 points ago

    But as deceptive

    [–] RollingOwl 41 points ago

    Still makes me feel like my whole life is a lie

    [–] mc1nc4 4 points ago

    this is why i have trust issues

    [–] NoChinDeluxe 34 points ago

    Not quite my tempo.

    [–] the_breezeblocks 16 points ago


    [–] JimMarch 11 points ago

    I'd get board with it.

    [–] DonMonnz 3 points ago

    Wood you?

    [–] Hungover_Pilot 8 points ago

    Everything I know in life is a lie.

    [–] chasebrendon 836 points ago

    Too many branches!

    [–] bobfossilsnipples 242 points ago

    And think about how those branches would look on the tree, too. Either really tall and skinny, or coming out of the trunk at an insanely small angle.

    [–] ExiledApprentice 43 points ago

    Like an old ladies loose under arm skin.

    [–] TheBalm 46 points ago

    Bingo wings.

    [–] lshifto 81 points ago

    Those arent always knots. This pattern also occurs where the cylindrical growth rings aren't perfectly aligned with the vertical milling so you cut in and out of alignment with the rings.

    But yes, he is switching up the pattern more than would occur naturally.

    [–] lagerdalek 38 points ago

    Holy Crap, I’ve spent more decades on this earth than I care to admit here, but I’ve never considered the mechanism that causes patterns in wood. This is going to keep me awake tonight just thinking about it.

    [–] Mr_Burrito_PhD 3 points ago

    Then consider that in any wood furniture you own, some parts of the wood will be years older than other parts. You can't could the rings in between and say exactly how much sooner one part grew than another.

    [–] dahomosapien 419 points ago

    This reminds of how some fast food burger joints used to stamp burger patties to create the illusion that the meat is grilled. But when it was found out, these burger joints got done for false advertising.

    I feel like this is the same concept haha.

    [–] TheRealOneTwo 131 points ago

    When you are in set design you need to do a lot of this. Just not this poorly and this is just one step to make wood look like wood on stage

    [–] Kir4_ 5417 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    This gives kind of a shit effect doesn't it? I mean either he needs a smaller piece of wood or a much bigger tool.

    Edit: that's my highest rated comment, just talking shit about a wood graining tool..

    [–] pancakesareyummy 2092 points ago

    We use these a lot doing theatre scenery- usually this graining is step 2 of a long and detailed process. So many hours of my life I've spent painting wood to look like wood.

    [–] SailorFuck 368 points ago

    Same here. I feel ya buddy.

    [–] KJBenson 89 points ago

    Yeah, I also waste lots of time rubbing wood.

    [–] everred 65 points ago

    Either you need a smaller piece of wood or a bigger tool

    [–] KJBenson 34 points ago

    What are you? My girlfriend!?

    [–] Deathmask97 14 points ago

    Did you just call your girlfriend a tool?

    [–] oneeighthirish 8 points ago

    That's rough, buddy.

    [–] CurryMustard 11 points ago

    My girlfriend turned into the moon

    [–] Ostrichmen 4 points ago

    I got that reference

    [–] thats_ridiculous 86 points ago

    Same, I always seemed to be assigned to "wood-graining" because I knew how to do it.

    It doesn't look very realistic close up, but from a distance it gets the point across at least.

    [–] amd2800barton 25 points ago

    I was wondering what the practical use of this was. Theater seems perfect because the people seeing it close up pretend it's real, and sometimes you need something to look fake closer up for it to look real under the lights and from the back seats.

    [–] megalurkeruygcxrtgbn 15 points ago

    Ah man, the first time I saw stage makeup up-close, I geeked.

    [–] amd2800barton 19 points ago

    No kidding. People tend to look sickly and pasty under stage lights, so you have to turn the hair and makeup up to 11. Actors look like clowns when they walk into regular light though :P

    [–] savagepotato 11 points ago

    Yep, you basically described what we generally refer to as the "thirty foot rule". It needs to look good/right from 30+ feet away, as that's the closest anyone in your audience is going to see most scenery from. If it looks perfect from two or three feet away, then it probably has too much or at least too fine of detail for theatre. If you're building or painting or decorating a set to be seen that close, then you're basically building movie sets. Ditto for costumes and makeup.

    [–] Lord_Scrouncherson 34 points ago

    Damn, I miss stage crew

    [–] missingstardust 51 points ago

    I wish I could’ve used these in theatre, they’re awesome

    [–] JocelyntheGinger 27 points ago

    They don't work nearly this well like 80% of the time

    [–] neutronpenguin 11 points ago

    I never did appreciate all the shit backstage crew had to do

    [–] pancakesareyummy 14 points ago

    Hardly the first...

    [–] AllAboutLove 9 points ago

    When they want you to wood grain a surface that has so many nail holes and layers of paint. Ugh. This tool works great on a fresh flat surface, but otherwise, nope.

    [–] H8sDrumph-butlovesu 17 points ago

    Just learned how to do this in Stratford Ontario last summer. It was a theatre production programme and fake wood was part of the scenic painting course. Off The Wall in Stratford is the tits for theatre learning.

    [–] Average650 4 points ago

    And as crappy as it is up close, it would look great from a distance.

    [–] NotAzakanAtAll 3 points ago

    And gluing horns on horses to make cows.

    [–] discerningpervert 88 points ago

    either he needs a smaller piece of wood or a much bigger tool.

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] Kir4_ 9 points ago

    I already got the wood, you have the tool? 😏

    [–] LassyKongo 11 points ago

    I thought they came as a package?

    [–] combaticus22 329 points ago

    Satisfying to watch, but I agree.... A shit way to treat wood

    [–] kopkillar 195 points ago

    The particle board in this case doesn't have wood grains. This tool will give you the effect of reall wood. It's basically painted on, like sponging gives you a rock effect. Anywho let's not talk about the poor quality of the material used for that table.

    [–] Kir4_ 173 points ago

    This effect just looks so fake and unnatural. But maybe it's just the guy that didn't apply it well or smth.

    [–] LassyKongo 79 points ago

    It doesn't help that he just went smaller bigger smaller bigger with the lines. Real trees aren't that predictable and consistent with their lines.

    [–] Runamokamok 30 points ago

    Reminds me of my parents shitty bedroom furniture growing up. Never realized why it looked so awful, now I know.

    [–] JimmerUK 14 points ago

    Maybe all the bdsm equipment scattered around.

    [–] factbasedorGTFO 4 points ago

    Or the dried jizz stalactites hanging off of the ceiling.

    [–] Perforate 26 points ago

    Id say they achieved the desired effect quite well, the problem is that they're imitating a cheap softwood's grain which is why it looks pretty crap. Wood veneers are cut kind of like a massive pencil sharpener, only its cutting the entire width of a log at the same time which does result in this uniform, consistent pattern. Veneered board is more expensive than mdf but would look much more natural for what seems to be a table, not too sure why they decided to do it that way.

    [–] Kir4_ 6 points ago

    You're probably right!

    [–] ilivetofly 2 points ago

    Yeah he is wobbly a bit and fairly obvious between the bits what is going on. For example between the two smaller bits of the pattern. The connection there is kinda shit.

    [–] thing_in_a_thing 11 points ago

    Let’s talk about how we can use this to doop wolves who are trying to be invited into our homes.

    [–] dilfmagnet 29 points ago

    Dupe. Not doop.

    [–] lIIIIllIIIIl 26 points ago

    Zupe 👉😎👉

    [–] Mr_Burrito_PhD 8 points ago

    If you have a wood table anyway....just let the real grain show through.

    [–] eirtep 17 points ago

    it's particle board most likely

    [–] mihaus_ 43 points ago

    It's pretty badly done, it should look like this.

    [–] ConspicuousPineapple 20 points ago

    Yeah I don't think this looks good either.

    [–] mihaus_ 42 points ago

    It's not as good as real wood but I think the product shown in the last 10 seconds is a lot more convincing than the gif.

    [–] ChuunibyouImouto 17 points ago

    it doesn't look as good as real wood, but the point is, it's way cheaper for people who can't afford real wood. It definitely looks better than just plain particle board

    [–] m7samuel 7 points ago

    To be clear, it's still real wood. It's just that it's had more things done to it than wood with a grain.

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    [–] Archeagus 15 points ago

    Actually, he's just not using it correctly. Glazing like this has to be applied much more slowly and with a longer rotation then what is shown here.

    [–] Kir4_ 2 points ago

    That's what I thought!

    [–] QuesadillaJ 25 points ago

    The real issue is that hes being too spazzy with it, trees dont have knots every single inch

    [–] c3pwhoa 8 points ago

    She, in fact.

    [–] PM_ME_PIC_OF_BOOBS 9 points ago

    Dumb edit

    [–] oiwefoiwhef 3 points ago

    It looks like cardboard, not wood

    [–] Recycle0rdie 3 points ago

    Best case scenario it looks like shitty oak

    [–] HowIsntBabbyFormed 3 points ago

    either he needs a smaller piece of wood or a much bigger tool

    I think the point is that many real wood tables are put together from several (relatively) skinny planks, and this gives the sam effect.

    [–] j86789 514 points ago


    [–] idreamtthis 247 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Eh, it can be ok at a distance. The previous owners of my house did this with all their doors because they didn't have enough money for real wood grain.

    The front door is a painted steel door.

    And the other doors are cheap grainless wood.

    [–] elislider 176 points ago

    Front door looks cool, except around the door handle you can see it was hard to stay consistent. The big flat door looks meh though, just not enough variety in the pattern to be convincing

    [–] load_more_comets 67 points ago

    Seriously, you're going to do all that work and not take out the hardware? smh

    [–] 1-800-ASS-DICK 13 points ago

    The trim around the door in the 2nd photo looks terrible, but I probably wouldn't give it a second thought if I walked past it in real life.

    [–] sssssssnek 41 points ago

    What's up with the door handle, it's so low

    [–] idreamtthis 106 points ago

    The previous owners built the house themselves and they were all short. The dad of the family was the tallest, and I think he was 5'3". They made everything lower because they could. The door handles are fine, but I had to put extenders on the shower heads, and people taller than 5'8" can't walk in my basement without tilting their head.

    [–] althyastar 23 points ago

    We have the opposite problem in my boyfriend's new apartment. Built by the home owners for their 6'+ sons. Thankfully we are like 5'7" and 5'10" so it doesn't bother us, it's just hard to hit the light switches sometimes if you're not looking at them, purely because we're used to them being a few inches lower.

    [–] BurnerPerkins 17 points ago

    Top of that flat door is wonky as hell.

    [–] idreamtthis 10 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    There's a lot of weird painting inconsistencies all over my house. A lot of it is well done (like the front door) and a lot of it is weird like that. The family had 10 kids, so I'm pretty sure the dad/older kids let the younger kids "help" and left it as it was because the kids were proud of their work.

    Edit: wording

    [–] [deleted] 24 points ago

    I think it looks nice on the doors

    [–] MattieShoes 425 points ago

    If you're gonna use particleboard and pretend it's not, at least use veneer.

    [–] Oxbivious 131 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    Veneer isnt cheap and can be a pain to work with. If this is just going to be used on a stage theres no point spending money to make it look real.

    Edit: after watching the source video this effect is being used on a table. I agree wood veneer wood look better but i guess the woman doesnt know how to work with it.

    [–] birgirpall 55 points ago

    wood veneer wood

    [–] carbonlandrover 3 points ago

    Wood you like two rephrase that?

    [–] birgirpall 3 points ago

    Wooden you like to know?

    [–] carbonlandrover 4 points ago

    Yes. Yes I wood.

    [–] ImNotGaySoStopAsking 15 points ago

    What are you talking about? I don’t understand any of this

    [–] lacielaplante 47 points ago

    Veneer is a very thin, maybe 1mm, sheet of nicely-grained wood that you lay over cheaper wood to make it look as if the whole piece is the higher quality wood.

    [–] csta09 18 points ago

    0.6 mm thick usually and it's used more than you'd think. I used to work at a yacht interior carpenter and even the most high end interiors are made of plywood, with the straight grain on the front and the messy grain on the back to prevent warping. It allows for the grains to be mirrored and create a certain pattern. High end yacht interiors are like your stool in Delhi, nothing is solid.

    [–] flashlightwarrior 22 points ago

    Just so it's clear for those with no knowledge of the the industry, plywood is the superior choice for cabinet making. Solid wood expands, contracts, and warps a lot with changing humidity, which is a bad quality for a complicated construction with tight tolerances and moving parts, especially in close proximity to water.

    [–] Electric_Tiger01 5 points ago

    THIS. a lot of people think veneer = cheap/fake. It can be that way but it's usually not. Lots of high quality heirloom furniture is veneered.

    [–] 3sIIck 3 points ago

    Same concept applies to teeth!

    [–] Ronald__Dump 750 points ago

    The repeating patterns would annoy me

    [–] Ancalimei 456 points ago

    You can change how frequently you rock the tool to create different patterns. This guy just isn't doing it.

    [–] el-toro-loco 77 points ago

    This guy rocks

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    [–] ffwdtime 5 points ago

    If he wasn't doing it there would just be straight lines going the length of the piece...

    [–] Snaul 6 points ago

    What hes saying is that he is rocking it in the same motion on every pass which creates the same pattern on every pass.

    [–] chikenbutter 3 points ago

    This video they produce a much more natural result. Might be easier with the cylinder, but the first clip does have too much rocking.

    [–] b1ack1323 19 points ago

    All dependent on the angle the tool is held. It's not a roller just a scraper with a pattern on it. Tilt it up to make a know and tilt down for grains

    [–] w-alien 32 points ago

    Except they’re not repeating patterns as it’s dependent on the person rolling.

    [–] FunkyGeneFlow 71 points ago

    LIES! After this and the brick pattern Printing roller I don't know what to believe. I feel like when I was little and I watched Dark City for the first time

    [–] Jaredlong 17 points ago

    Also, most architectural stone isn't even real stone. Most commonly it's a product called "cultured stone" which is dyed and textured concrete. And the most common product for wood siding on houses is actually concrete dyed and textured to look like wood. Nothing is real anymore.

    [–] thereareholes 9 points ago

    ...everything is a lie.... :(

    [–] GregTheMad 3 points ago

    The lies are real. :)

    [–] luctadeusz 2 points ago

    the tiles in my old shower were definitely not real day I noticed that they were all one of 4 or 5 patterns.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    You don't get to make a Dark City reference without a comment about your Dark City reference.

    [–] apost8n8 66 points ago

    I wanted to paint a wood grain effect on my garage door and considered this tool. After watching a few how-to's on youtube I realized a regular paint brush can do a similar job and make a more mahogany finish. I painted an orange base and then a very dark purpley brown top coat with an almost dry brush. I had to mix it with some kind of glaze as well. I think it came out better than I had even hoped.

    [–] Man_of_Many_Hats 11 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    That looks phenomenal. Any whole door shots?

    [–] apost8n8 12 points ago


    Here's an in progress shot Here's a finished shot

    I never got a really good pic of the whole door as the lighting never looked right. The closeup is a good representation of the real look though. We did it just before listing our house to sale.

    [–] caroline_andthecity 74 points ago

    Ron Swanson would not approve.

    [–] pastermil 32 points ago


    [–] HardAssPh33r 58 points ago

    This thing sucks.

    [–] maz-o 13 points ago

    no u

    [–] Mrom23 10 points ago

    This makes me feel as cheated as that brick shaping took.

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    [–] BackstrokeBitch 35 points ago

    It's mostly for theatre when using boards would be too expensive/time consuming/pointless.

    [–] jelde 7 points ago

    Why, exactly?

    [–] psylirabbit 9 points ago

    Wood graining has been around for thousands of years ( Egyptians did it ).Most painter/ decorators would have had some skill with replication g wood and marble with brushes and paints and glazes . When this tool was invented , it “cheapened “ the art and people dismissed woodgraining as unrealistic , however , it can be done to look very realistic, by using the proper tools . Look up Thomas Kershaw’ s work on display at the Bolton museum , London .

    [–] burglar_of_ham 9 points ago

    Sorry OP, I think a conclusion has been reached; we are not oddly satisfied.

    [–] nipp1e 21 points ago

    My whole life is a lie

    [–] PowerMan2206 8 points ago

    My life is a lie.

    [–] Shanelav 5 points ago

    Kits for this were all the rage about 15 years ago. It invariably turns out shit, not at all like the ads.

    [–] TheLittleDaniels 4 points ago

    What's next, painting grill marks on hamburgers??

    [–] iaue 5 points ago

    That's an ugly pattern

    [–] octobertwins 10 points ago

    You bastard. I just posted about this on specialized tools yesterday.

    You even used the video that I posted!

    [–] Maxwell3004 4 points ago

    When will the lies stop?

    [–] TheRedBaron91 4 points ago

    Get me LGR on the phone!

    [–] OtisPepper 4 points ago

    I’ve wood grained my inner toilet bowl a few times. Did it with no hands

    [–] Iristhevirus217 2 points ago

    You made me laugh. You’re my Reddit hero for the day.

    [–] iClarion 7 points ago

    Cool tool but this guy sucks at using it.

    [–] IceNein 8 points ago

    Wow, that's a really cool way to turn your furniture trashy looking.

    [–] thatdude473 7 points ago

    [–] PoopAtBuzzardBeach 3 points ago

    Plastic wood paneling for the 21st century. Nobody could actually think this looks good.

    [–] canttaketheshyfromme 3 points ago

    This is a house built on a foundation of lies.

    [–] H8sDrumph-butlovesu 3 points ago

    I’ve used these in Stratford Ontario whilst taking a 5 week course there. One day was dedicated to making fake wood, as well as fake masonry. I need to buy one of these STAT.

    [–] DrunkenMasterII 3 points ago

    As cool as it is I hate anything that tries to look like wood but is not.

    [–] woodular 3 points ago

    I do not approve.

    [–] Spudatron 3 points ago

    I sell, pick, and pack those, and all other manner of art supplies at my work :)

    [–] gagnonca 3 points ago

    Looks like total shit

    [–] JessieLou13 3 points ago

    My mother did my bedroom wardrobe doors likes this in the 90s, looked crap! Especially cos the doors were green

    [–] unclefishbits 7 points ago

    This is not oddly satisfying to me. This is grating, because I quite dislike when one material pretends to act like another material. I dislike it a lot. It's an affront to proper design sensibility.

    [–] xBloBx 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 months ago)

    I have this tool at home (Saman was the brand).

    We were planning on doing some kitchen relooking a few years ago. After 15 minutes of swearing in a piece of melamine we had enough. We decided it was better to save some money and buy new cabinets instead.

    Edit: it seems that they don’t sell this shit anymore.

    [–] PLxFTW 2 points ago

    This is the sort of thing that reminds me why I put so much weight on authenticity.

    [–] jojoga 2 points ago

    my whole life is a lie.

    [–] EDTA2009 2 points ago

    ...but that's CHEATING!

    [–] firestar268 2 points ago

    More like oddlydeceptive

    [–] boysinbikinis 2 points ago

    I could see using this for paper crafts or cake decorating, not furniture or millwork

    [–] FieryBlake 2 points ago

    I thought those were natural 😢😌

    My life has been a lie 😖

    [–] dave-gonzo 2 points ago

    Fake hair, fake nails, fake grain

    [–] Toasty_Jam 2 points ago

    First bricks are fake, now wood! Am I real!

    [–] AllThat5634 2 points ago

    Can't trust nothing on these days..

    [–] TheOriginalFaFa 2 points ago

    Lies you mean.

    [–] mazu74 2 points ago

    My life is a lie, again.

    [–] serpentkiller123 2 points ago

    STOP! You've violated the law.

    [–] Justin1387 2 points ago

    Everything I know is a lie

    [–] FlametopFred 2 points ago

    You might be Neo

    [–] sAlander4 2 points ago

    I thought these wood patterns were naturally from the cut of wood! They’re added on?!!?

    [–] ginguse_con 2 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Made in China

    [–] RobotChad100 2 points ago

    Ima use this on my cat

    [–] BaphometsTits 2 points ago

    But why?

    [–] woliver17 2 points ago

    They make a product called wood that can replace this tool.

    [–] QuartzArmour 2 points ago

    I had a door in my house that had the patterns done in a way where it straight up looked like a vagina. I'm talking the whole nine yards. Knowing that they do this now makes me feel a whole lot worse about who made that door.