Trees first appeared on earth approximately 385 million years ago. Some 320 million years later, the first primates began to climb the worlds ancient trees and make them home. Wood has been with us since the beginning. Is it morbid to admire the flesh of the worlds most noble plant? Perhaps, but it is unquestionably a privilege to use this precious material. A material born of the atmospheres carbon dioxide, in the right hands wood can be turned into our most treasured everyday objects.