Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions

Table measurements
  • What is the height of the table?

    The height of the table depends on the thickness of the tabletop. A tabletop with a 1.25" thickness is 29.25" high and a tabletop with a 1.5" thickness is 29.5" high. The frames have a set height of 28".

  • How do I choose the thickness of the table top?

    You can choose between a tabletop with a 1.25" or 1.5" thickness. Do you want a standard edge finish? In that case, a 1.5" tabletop gives the table a bit more body than a 1.25" tabletop, but of course: it depends on what you prefer. Do you want a chamfered edge finish? Then the added value of a tabletop of 1.5" is minimal, because the tabletop will be sawed off slanted. For tables with a length of 102.25" or more we do advise a thickness of 1.5", because of the strength and the stability.

  • Which length of table top should I choose?

    Please check the following document or check the information below.

    First, measure the width of your chairs. Let’s say it’s 19.5". You'll need to add 2.75" per chair (2" is tight, 4" is roomy). This adds up to 22.25". Then, decide how many chairs you want. If you want three chairs on each side, you'll need 66.75" between the legs. You have to take into account the positioning of the frame too, though. (You can place the legs at 5.5", 7.75" or 10.25" from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 5.5" from the side, you'll need to add 5.5" for each side to the above calculation of the chair width of 66.75". This means that for three chairs with a width of 19.5" you will need 66.75" + 11" = 77.75". In other words, a tabletop of 78.5" is perfectly suitable for this chair combination.

  • How many chairs can I fit around my rectangular table?

    Please check the following document or check the information below.

    First, measure the width of your chairs. Let’s say it’s 19.5". You'll need to add 2.75" per chair (2" is tight, 4" is roomy). This adds up to 22.25". Then, decide how many chairs you want. If you want three chairs on each side, you'll need 66.75" between the legs. You have to take into account the positioning of the frame too, though. (You can place the legs at 5.5", 7.75" or 10.25" from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 5.5" from the side, you'll need to add 5.5" for each side to the above calculation of the chair width of 66.75". This means that for three chairs with a width of 19.5" you will need 66.75" + 11" = 77.75". In other words, a tabletop of 78.5" is perfectly suitable for this chair combination.

  • How many chairs can I fit around my round table?

    Please check the following document or check the information below.

    To decide how many chairs you can fit, you'll need to measure the width of your chairs. We use a chair of 18" without arm rests, as example. If your chair is 18", you can place the following amount of chairs around a round table: 

    Ø 39.25": 3 chairs 
    Ø 43.25": 3 chairs 
    Ø 47.25": 4 chairs 
    Ø 51.25": 5 chairs 
    Ø 55.25": 5 chairs 
    Ø 59": 6 chairs 
    Ø 63": 7 chairs 

  • How many chairs can I fit around my oval table?

    Please check the following document or check the information below.

    First, you have to realise that the shape of an oval table changes according to size. So if you buy a shorter table it will look different than when you buy a longer table. This is because the width of the tabletop is always  47.25". The longer the table, the more pointy the sides. This means that sitting at the head of an oval table is quite different from sitting at the head of a rectangular table too. You have to consider the width of your chairs and the absence/presence of armrests too, as with any other table. 

    To decide how many chairs you can fit, you have to measure the width of your chairs first. Then, add an extra 2.75" per chair (2" is tight, 4" is roomy). This is the amount of space you'll need per chair between the legs. You can find the space between the legs below. (We count from the middle of the strip of the frame).

    • 78.75": 46.5"
    • 86.25": 52"
    • 94.5": 57.5"
    • 102.25": 63"
    • 110.25": 68.5"
    • 118": 74.25"


    Example
    We pick a chair of 18". We add 2.75" extra for every chair, which adds up to 20.75" per chair. We want to place three chairs on each side, so we'll need 62.25" between the legs. This means an oval table of 102.25" (with an 63" interspace) would be best. You can also fit three narrow chairs per side at a 94.5" table or three wider chairs per side at a 110.25" table. When hosting a dinner, it is always possible to place chairs at the tapering sides of the table.

  • How much space is there between the legs of the table? How far are the legs positioned from the sides?

    The table legs of rectangular tables can be placed 5.5", 7.75" or 10.25" from the sides. You do not have to decide the positioning when you purchase the table. All attachment points are in the table top so you can always change the position yourself. The frames of the round and oval tables have a standard position.

Wood finishing
  • You deliver A-quality oak. What does that mean?

    We work with A-quality European oak wood. This means that there are minimal knots in the wood. It is possible that there are small knots, though. It is a natural product after all. The size of the knot that is allowed, however, is about 0.75".

  • Can I choose the colour of the top?

    We offer tabletops in different materials, finishes and colours. You can choose from the following options:

    - Hardwax oil natural light (3041)
    - Hardwax oil natural (3062)
    - Black lacquer (RAL 9005) 
    - White lacquer (RAL 9016)
    - HPL Fenix NTM

    The hardwax oils are both transparent. The hardwax oil natural (3062) is a little more yellow than the hardwax oil natural light (3041). Interested in our furniture for your company or project? Ask us about the possibilities for HPL Fenix tabletops.

  • Why do you work with hardwax oil and not with regular oil?

    Hardwax oil is a combination of oil and wax. The hardwax oil is applied directly onto the untreated tabletop. Three layers are applied to ensure a wear-resistant finish of the tabletop. The advantage of hardwax oil compared to regular oil is the combination with wax. The wax ensures that the pores in the wood are completely filled immediately, which protects the tabletop much better against stains and spots than regular oil.

  • What does Studio HENK advise: hardwax oil, lacquer or HPL?

    In general, we advise private clients to opt for hardwax oil. Hardwax oil is less sensitive to breakage and scratches than lacquer and HPL. It is also easier to repair it yourself in case of damage. It does have to be treated once a year with a maintenance wax. In case you think the advantages of hardwax oil do not outweigh the disadvantages, HPL is a good alternative. For instance, in business environments HPL is often chosen because the tabletops don't need maintenance every year. Interested in our furniture for your company or project? Ask us about the possibilities for HPL Fenix tabletops.

  • Hardwax oil versus lacquer


    Hard-wax oil 

    Advantages: less sensitive to breakage and scratches than lacquer. Easier to keep beautiful in the long run. Easier to repair yourself when damaged. 

    Disadvantages: has to be treated every year with maintenance wax. 

    Lacquer 

    Advantages: maintenance free. 

    Disadvantages: more sensitive to breakage and scratches than hardwax oil. Hard to repair when damaged.

  • I have children. Which type of finish do you recommend?

    For use with children we recommend hardwax oil. Hard-wax oil is less sensitive to breakage and scratches than lacquer or HPL. This makes it easier to keep the table beautiful in the long run and in case of damages it is easier to repair.

    If you do want a black or a white table, we advise you to choose HPL Fenix instead of lacquer. 

  • What is chamfered?

    Chamfered is a type of edge finish for the tabletop. The tabletop is sawed off from the top of the tabletop, tapering to the inside.

  • Will the tabletop sag or warp?

    Many solid oak tabletops will sag or warp in the long run. We want to prevent this. Therefore, our tabletops are built from three layers of solid oak. This enables us to dry the wood to the perfect degree of humidity much better, which will prevent warping. We also place steel profiles underneath the tabletops across the entire width, so the tabletop cannot sag. If the tabletop is longer than 94.25", a tension system is placed underneath the tabletop as well. This causes tension across the entire length of the tabletop. In case the tabletop does start to sag, you can adjust the tension with a wrench so it straightens out again.

  • What is HPL Fenix NTM and how do I maintain my HPL tabletop?

    We offer HPL Fenix ​​as a finish for your tabletop and/or dining bench seat. The material is available in a selection of colours.

    HPL Fenix ​​NTM is a very solid plate consisting of several layers of compressed wood fiber. The nanotechnology of Fenix ​​NTM creates a very matt and silky smooth surface. Fingerprints are barely visible, and it is resistant to rubbing, scratching and wear. For care and maintenance tips, head over to our maintenance page.

Maintenance
  • Is the table protected against stains and spots?

    Certainly. The tables have been treated with a lacquer or a hardwax oil. Both finishes protect well against stains and spots. Contrary to lacquer, hardwax oil does need maintenance once a year. See the FAQ: how can I maintain my table with hardwax oil?

  • How can I clean the table top?

    You can clean the tabletop with water and non-aggressive cleaners. Regular soapy water is just fine!

  • How can I maintain my table with hardwax oil?
    For care and maintenance tips, head over to our maintenance page.
  • How can I maintain and clean my HPL Fenix tabletop?

    For care and maintenance tips, head over to our maintenance page.

  • How can I maintain my table with lacquer?
    For care and maintenance tips, head over to our maintenance page.
  • How can I maintain or clean the upholstery and leather of my Studio HENK furniture?

    For care and maintenance tips, head over to our maintenance page.

  • Where can I order felt caps for my chairs?

    Felt caps can be ordered in the diameter 0.45" via the following link.

  • Is it possible to get samples of wood, upholstery or leather?

    We do not have wood samples available. Wood is a natural product, therefore a sample would only give an indication of the final product. Please come visit our showroom to view the finishes.

    You can order samples from Fenix ​​NTM via the Fenix website or via Baars & Bloemhoff.

    Fabric samples from our Standard upholstery are available through us; stop by our showroom or send us an email via info@studio-henk.nl. Fabric samples from the Kvadrat upholstery can be ordered via the Kvadrat website. Unfortunately, we do not have leather samples available, but you can view the available options in our showroom.

  • How do I prevent cracks in my wooden product?

    A lacquer or hardwax oil tabletop will wear out through normal use, this is no reason for complaint. In some cases there is damage due to material or manufacturing defects. These complaints will of course be handled. Excluded are scratches in lacquer or cracks in the panel itself. Even with normal use, scratches and breaks in the lacquer finish can occur with a lacquered tabletop. These damages are not part of warranty.

    A crack in a solid wooden tabletop indicates that it is too dry in the room. Wood is a natural product and works like a sponge. If it gets too dry in the room, the wood also gets drier and eventually tears. If the humidity in the room is higher, the wood will attract moisture and will not tear.

    The relative humidity is different every day and depends on the weather conditions. Even during the day and night, for example because of heating, humidity in the house can fluctuate considerably. It is important to keep the relative humidity in the room where the furniture is placed around 65%, at least between 50 and 70%. This is not only good for the wood, but also for your own health (breathing, skin) and your home.

    It is therefore important to regularly check the hygrometer for the percentage. Such a meter indicates the percentage of moist in the room. Extensive thermometers and modern heating applications, such as Tado, are also equipped with such a meter. Maintaining the right air humidity is possible with air humidifiers and dehumidifiers. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure proper humidity, so that the wood does not crack.

Payment, delivery & stock
  • How can I order your products?

    You can order a Studio HENK table by designing a table yourself in the configurator and then ordering it using the order button. Other furniture can be ordered via the shop. Click on the detail page of the furniture piece you want to order it. Are you having difficulty placing your order? Mail or call us!

  • What are the delivery costs?

    Please contact us for more information about the delivery. Based on your desired delivery method, we will inform you in advance of the costs.

    The delivery time is 10-16 weeks.

    Please see the delivery and assembly conditions as well.

  • Do you also assemble the products?

    We do not assemble the furniture. Manuals are included. 

  • What is the delivery time for the products?

    If the product is not in stock, the delivery time is between 10 to 16 weeks. If the product is in stock, the delivery time is 5 to 6 weeks.

  • What products do you have in stock?

    Generally, the following tables are in stock. We also have a few coffee tables that can be delivered from stock. To avoid disappointment, we recommend giving us a call in advance to make sure that the table you want is actually in stock.

    78.5 x 35.5 x 1.25" chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    86.5 x 35.5 x 1.25" chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    94.5 x 35.5 x 1.25" chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    102.25 x 35.5 x 1.25" chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041

  • How can I pay?

    The payment can be made at checkout using Paypal or Credit Card.

Projects and retailers
  • Do you also deliver project furniture for offices and the catering industry?

    Yes, of course. Contact us to discuss your wishes and we will make you a good offer.

  • I am a shopkeeper and I would like to sell your tables, is that possible?

    Great! Contact us for more information.

Contact, warranty & conditions
  • What if I am not satisfied with my table?

    If you are not satisfied with your table you can let us know right away! We will find a good solution together. If the product has been specially made for you it cannot be returned in principle because of that reason.

  • How much warranty do I get on my products?

    We give a full year warranty on our products (starting from the moment of delivery). See our warranty conditions.

  • Where can I find the general conditions?

    Click here to read the general conditions

  • What are your delivery and assembly conditions?

    Click here to read the terms of delivery