The use of wood for construction is increasing every year in Brazil. This paper gives an overview of the use of wood in Brazil with a short historical and geographical introduction followed by a number of examples of works by Ita Construtora, which will illustrate the market developments during the last 34 years of its existence. From a starting point of traditional constructions using wood from native forests, we moved on, in the 90s, to the execution of contemporary architecture works of more complex structure. This rich collection of experimentation will be the base for a new leap. Since 2008 we have started the production of glue-laminated eucalyptus timber. The freedom of form and the big dimensions of the parts change the way of thinking structures.