Depends what sort of wood and how it’s finished. Wouldn’t as durable as plastic but I think it could be made plenty usable with the right material section and treatment. Could also take the approach of wood veneer, or having a structural inlay in wood. Could be a nifty little DIY project.
I’m with you on this one. Even if real wood isn’t feasible, but just a high quality wood grain look finish. It’s nice to have a natural surface to look at when spending a bunch of time I’m front of a computer.
Come to think of it, a wood finish keyboard surround would be even better. I think that would feel nice under the hands.