One of the key issues facing businesses today is bench strength. Although, the overall number of people entering the workforce is increasing, most of those people are entry-level. As many experienced workers reach retirement age, companies are forced to look to their internal talent pool to fill leadership roles. So, how do you make sure that your organization has the bench strength it needs to succeed, now and in the future?
Wood is one of the most popular materials used to make chairs and benches because
of its rich appearance, durability, and ease of construction. Wood furniture can be divided into
solid and veneer (see Figure 12.1, Wood Construction). Most chairs are made of solid wood.
You may, however, find chair backs and aprons made out of veneer plywood. Plywood is
used for strength and to eliminate warpage, splitting,
expansion, and contraction.
All woods can be divided into deciduous and