...you should use French wood.
To get French wood, you must, of course, travel to a French lumberyard.
Not this lumberyard...
...but this one.
The wood is processed to completion in the mind of the woodworker, before real cuts are made.
A forge is stoked, the anvil sits at the ready...
Iron is shaped by the strong hands of the blacksmith
Hot metal is quenched, the holdfast takes shape and a tool to make the stuff of daily life emerges.
The material has been patiently waiting to join the effort.