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  Make a shape that looks like wood from scratch in Real-DRAW. The following steps will show how I made this image. Yours will probably look a little different, even if you follow the steps exactly. 

That's OK. Different is good. :-)
 
       
  Start by making a black, 209 pixel  square.
Select the square.
Click on the  Surface Skin tool button.
Select "Noise Gauss" from the drop down menu.
Leave the settings as is.
Close the Surface Skin tool. 
 
       
  Select the square.
Click on Object > Convert To > Bitmap.
Click on "Yes".
Click on the Sizes tool button.
Change the Width to 50000.
That's right! 50000!
Center the bitmap.
I'm showing just a section of the result here.
 
       
  Select the shape.
Click on the Bevel Bar button.
Select "Blurrrr!" from the drop down menu.
Leave the settings as is.
Close the Bevel Bar tool.
 
       
  Make a 169 pixel circle.
Place it where you like in front of the blurred image.
 
       
  Select the circle.
Click on the Paint on Object tool button.
Click on "clone from bottom layers".
Scroll down to the large, square brush on the right.
Click on it.
Paint over the enter surface of the circle.
Click on the Object Selector button when done.
Delete the bottom image or copy and paste the circle to a new window.
 
       
  Time to change the color.
Set the canvas size to 250 x 250 and center the circle.
Click on the Lights Material tool button.
Click on Point Light.
Move the light to the middle of the circle.
Stretch the light out so its larger than the canvas.
Set the slider to 96.
Change the light color to R128 G64 B0.
 
       
  Click on Point Light again.
Move the light into the top left section of the circle.
Stretch it to about the same size as the circle.
Change the slider to 46.
Change the light color to R215 G107 B0.
 
       
  Click on Point Light again.
Move the light on top of the last light.
Resize it to about half the size as the other light.
Change the slider to 61.
Change the light color to white.
 
       
  Add a background, bevel and shadow if you like.
A "distant light" placed at the bottom right adds a little depth and color.

Want to add a recessed ring?
Make a toroid. (The one above is 136 x 136 pixels.)
Center it on top of the circle.
Click on the Paint on Object tool button.
Click on "clone from bottom layers".
Scroll down to the large, square brush on the right.
Click on it.
Paint over the enter surface of the toroid.
Click on the Object Selector button when done.
Place a large 3D light in the center.
Change the slider to 26.
Change the color to R72 G36 B0.
Click on the Effects Bar button.
Scroll down to Inset & Shadow.
Close the Effects Bar.