While I don't want to do a full-on cheat and produce free wood, what I would like to do is 'recycle' wood items into charcoal.
Turn that old table/bin/bucket/whatever into charcoal, much the way metal items can be melted down in the smelter, why not burn wood furniture into charcoal?
Is there any way to do this? I cannot find how an item can be designated for 'melting', so no luck there. Am I just looking in the wrong places?