I'd say that the first time that I read the phrase "faux bois" was probably twenty years ago in and it was in a Martha Stewart magazine or on her blog. I've thought about the idea of faux bois planters and what-have-you ever since. But, thanks to Nat's Mom, I now have a pair of handsome faux bois pieces. The first of which - this plant stand/pedestal - is pictured below. It is small, but works perfectly to elevate a pot when situated amongst a series of containers.