You will absolutely, positively, regret getting a small wooden boat. You will spend 10x more time fixing and maintaining it, and thus not sailing.
Yes, they look nice - things like a herreshof 14’ sailing dink are absolutely georgeous. They are NOT practical. A capsize
swamps the boat, with no hope of un-assisted recovery. They require extensive maintenance
(varnish TWICE a season), are relatively heavy, old- school
Stick with a sealed-hull fiberglass
boat (one that it you capsize
, you can right it and climb back aboard and continue sailing (sunfish, etc., at the small end of the spectrum)
Give it the occasional was and it will serve you well.