Larger wooden items like chests, boxes and stools. I use appropriate timbers when I can find them, working in green or air dried wood. Some items will still be green when you get them and will continue to move for a couple of years.
Items are edge finished, I avoid sanding and finish with a blade. On the rare occasion where I resort to power tool use, there will be at least one manual process like scraping or planing over the top so you see only hand finished edges.
Surface finishes are usually linseed oil, oil or milk paints. Other finishes can be used on request.