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Metal must be kept dry or it can start to rust. Spraying the end cuts with a high zinc content primer will help solve this draw back. (Wood will rot if it gets wet for long periods as well.)
Metal is staight, wood is not.
Wood will shrink and warp as it dries out. Metal does not have any moisture content.
Metal expands and contracts with temperature change much more than wood.