On the boats that we build at work, I think we get high marks not so much for the volume of wood products we use, but rather the marriage of wood and steel as a whole. As a machinist I work one on one, and for months at a time, with certain carpenters to pull this off and to the tiniest of details.
Even for our area, a big boat building community, our company is known for only taking high quality wood, and in large volumes. Since we are not actually buying the wood, (the boat owners are) this wood is exotic, as in lots of Teak, Brazilian Cherry and Mahogany and is of course, expensive.
Here are some photos to let you make up your own mind.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"