When most people think of wood and old cars and trucks, they just think of the old woodies and truck beds. But wood was actually used quite extensively in vehicles up, particularly European vehicles, until the 1960's. In vehicles from the 1930's and earlier, wood was used as the main framework to the body, to which sheet metal would be wrapped around it. Wheels, dashes, and seat bases were commonly made from wood.
Be sure to check back on the progress of the 1947 Ford Sportsman woodie that is currently undergoing a full, concours restoration. We've managed to save the original birch (lighter wood) that provided the structural frame work to the doors, quarter panels, and trunk lid, and we're currently working on replacing the mahogany inserts (darker wood) for those panels.
We also have the capability of reproducing wood-like finishes on metal. So, if you have a dash or interior components that are metal and need woodgraining, we can handle that as well!