While playing singleplayer, I recognized that I get very much sticks in variant ways, which leads me to throw tons of them away each day. I thought that you could craft splinter wood with sticks, by just laying them down on the crafting table 3x3 to craft one unit of Splinter Wood.
The Splinter Wood can then be used in variant ways, for example crafting a Door / (Book-)Shelf (regard my other thread about Shelves: Changes on Bookshelves) / Crafting Table etc. or heating up the furnace.
Also, the Splinter Wood can be polished (in the same way you polish Diorite etc.) for a nice looking floor.
In Summary, the Splinter Wood is a replacement for Wooden Planks if you have more Sticks than you should.
Relatable to the real life, Splinter Wood is also used to construct stable things.
Let me know what you guys think of that idea!