We're using a floor to ceiling stained pine bookcase to subdivide a room.
On the front side it looks great. However, the back of the bookcase is quite ugly.
I'd like to cover the back with something that I can paint with emulsion so, from that side, it looks like part of the dry wall rather than a piece of furniture.
I considered using plywood but I imagine the woodgrain texture could show through.
I've also wondered about either a sheet of MDF or sticking plasterboard to the back (although would this require skimming?)
Could anyone suggest what the best material to make wood, not look like wood.
I would imagine that a similar problem would occur when picking a material for boxing in pipes or vents.