Corrados, rabbits, and bugs oh my!
I used to work at an aeronautical machine shop. If you want something a little stronger, non marring, and machineable just like wood, try some delrin plastic. We had filler crayons that you heat up and rub over any material removed, let it sit, and the crayon would fill the voids. You can burn the delrin and make the same pattern with any hand saw, then you won’t have an issue with the hook breaking. Doesn’t match the wood theme but…The bottom nub that pokes inward broke off immediately. But i sealed it all with cynoacrylate after and it holds up good now with the hook