The aesthetics of 'natural' timber are lost on me - I like right angles That being said, engineered timber is a renewable resource, and much more efficient (grams of wood per weight of load bearing) than natural timbers, so I don't think it's a bad way to go. There's an energy input of course, but I suspect it's nothing like what would go into steel or concrete.
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