By Casey Grey
Being a carpenter, I'm a fan of working with wood.
Framing a house with wood. Wood siding. Wood trim work. Wood cabinetry. Wood flooring. Wood railings and so forth.
Wood, if used and treated properly, can last well beyond our lifetime on this earth.
But now there are all sorts of other "faux" wood products out there.
Personally, I'm not a fan of fakes. Wood represents so much more than just a look from a distance. There's a texture to it. There's a story behind it. It evokes a feeling.
Am I against other products? Absolutely not. As long as they're not trying to be something they're not.
Sometimes you can "fake it till you make it" but you'll never be able to go against your nature.