I had the same concern over wood interior trim, love it on a tree but not in the car :-)
I opted for Hydro Dipping in Carbon which gives you the look without the expense. It cost £110 ($ ??) for all of my Audi A8 (10 Pieces).
I am sure over there in the US you have super Hydro Dipping Technology, considering the UK is usually five years behind the US.
Gives a superb finish that in all honesty is very difficult to differentiate from the real thing.