I to like a good debate, and should have gotten in earlier. So for my 2¢ worth here's a few things that everyone is missing.
1) The longer it takes the better, keeps wifey away. 2) Don't have to start the next item on honey-do list yet. 3) I love sawdust and having to clean it up helps with #1. 4) The longer it takes the tougher wifey thinks it is to do. 5) Good reason to have buddies over to drink beer. 6) Good reason for sending wifey to store for more beer. 7) Telling wifey how tough today was results in back rub. 8) Lazy brother-in-law won't be coming over till it's done. 9) etc.
Everything considered I'll always go with wood! :-)