This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing - Photo 3 of 7 - A mix of red cedar shingles and scales make of the exterior. The design is intended to be a "layered flow" that will age over time with the family, blending into the surrounding nature.
Wood is a natural resource that is found on trees. Trees are cut down so they, most famously, can be used to make objects like furniture. It's funny how humans think furniture is better than oxygen, because trees provide it.