Furniture and wooden objects are part of our lives every day. Some are utilitarian, such as a
chair at the dining table; others are aesthetic, such as an antique sculpture or carving; still
others may have an emotional or symbolic importance as mementos, such as a chest that
has been in the family for years. Whatever their nature or purpose, if they are important to
us they deserve the best care we can provide for them – unlike the chair illustrated on the
cover of the video case, which is being gently misused.