:crying: For me... the answer was a resounding NO! Probably because my DH got involved.
There are some lovely wood craft stores that carry some stunning wood. My DH has a wood working lathe. Put those two together and.... disaster! I would imagine that as long as you stay away from the exotic woods and do not try to turn a square block of wood into a round knitting needle you would be OK. If you have a DH like mine... go buy them or order them on-line and save yourself the headache!
Yet another reason to keep my DH away from knitting!