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 3 cm thickness is 74 cm high and a tabletop with a 4 cm thickness is 75 cm high. The frames have a set height of 71 cm.

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

    You can choose between a tabletop with a 3 or 4 cm thickness. Do you want a standard edge finish? In that case, a 4 cm tabletop gives the table a bit more body than a 3 cm 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 4 cm is minimal, because the tabletop will be sawed off slanted. For tables with a length of 260 cm or more we do advise a thickness of 4 cm, 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 50 cm. You'll need to add 7 cm per chair (5 cm is tight, 10 cm is roomy). This adds up to 57 cm. Then, decide how many chairs you want. If you want three chairs on each side, you'll need 171 cm between the legs. You have to take into account the positioning of the frame too, though. (You can place the legs at 14, 20 or 26 cm from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 14 cm from the side, you'll need to add 14 cm for each side to the above calculation of the chair width of 171 cm. This means that for three chairs with a width of 50 cm you will need 171 cm + 28 cm = 199 cm. In other words, a tabletop of 200 cm 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 50 cm. You'll need to add 7 cm per chair (5 cm is tight, 10 cm is roomy). This adds up to 57 cm. Then, decide how many chairs you want. If you want three chairs on each side, you'll need 171 cm between the legs. You have to take into account the positioning of the frame too, though. (You can place the legs at 14, 20 or 26 cm from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 14 cm from the side, you'll need to add 14 cm for each side to the above calculation of the chair width of 171 cm. This means that for three chairs with a width of 50 cm you will need 171 cm + 28 cm = 199 cm. In other words, a tabletop of 200 cm 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 45 cm, without arm rests, as example. If your chair is 45 cm, you can place the following amount of chairs around a round table: 

    Ø 100 cm: 3 chairs 
    Ø 110 cm: 3 chairs 
    Ø 120 cm: 4 chairs 
    Ø 130 cm: 5 chairs 
    Ø 140 cm: 5 chairs 
    Ø 150 cm: 6 chairs 
    Ø 160 cm: 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 120 cm. 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 7 cm per chair (5 cm is tight, 10 cm 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).

    • 200 cm: 119 cm
    • 220 cm: 130 cm
    • 240 cm: 150 cm
    • 260 cm: 164 cm
    • 280 cm: 180 cm
    • 300 cm: 196 cm


    Example
    We pick a chair of 46,5 cm. We add 7 cm extra for every chair, which adds up to 53,5 cm per chair. We want to place three chairs on each side, so we'll need 160,5 cm between the legs. This means an oval table of 260 cm (with an 164 cm interspace) would be best. You can also fit three narrow chairs per side (50 cm per chair, including the extra space) at a 240 cm table or three wider chairs per side (60 cm per chair, including the extra space) at a 280 cm 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 14, 20 or 26 cm 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 2 cm.

  • 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 240 cm, 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.

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?

    Daily: For daily maintenance we advice you to clean the wooden surface with a damp microfibre cloth. 

    Weekly: For weekly maintenance we advice you to spray Osmo Spray Cleaner 8026 on the surface and clean it with a microfiber cloth. Osmo Spray Cleaner is a diluted Wisch-Fix Osmo (enabling you to use it regularly). Wisch Fix is especially made for wood that is treated with hardwax oil. It cleans and refreshens the surface without the surface drying out. 

    Every quarter (or in case of stains): The Osmo Liquid Wax is a maintenance product that is easy to apply on wood. The product is mainly used to periodically clean and refreshen the wood or to remove heavy or stubborn stains. For a tabletop with a natural (3062) finish, you need to order the 3029 variant. For a tabletop with a natural light (3041) finish, you need to order the 3087 variant. 

    In case of pale spots: Osmo Maintenace Oil 3079 is the most intense maintenance product for wood that is treated with hardwax oil. With the Maintenance Oil you can refreshen pale spots, without having to sand the whole table first. For optimal use we recommend cleaning the surface beforehand with Osmo Intensive Cleaner. Use: apply a thin layer of maintenance oil with an Osmo Roller. Then, remove excess oil with a cotton cloth. 

    In case of irrepairable damage: In case your table really needs refurbishing, you can apply new layers of hardwax oil. Follow the steps below.

    Hardwax oil natural light 3041

    - Step 1: Sand the table with a sander and end with a P180-240 grain.
    - Step 2: Apply a layer of Osmo hardwax oil 3041 with the Osmo Roller in the length of the grain and rub it out with a cotton cloth.
    - Step 3: Lightly sand the surface with a P240 grain. Then remove dust from the surface.
    - Step 4: Apply a layer of Osmo hardwax oil 3062 with the Osmo Roller.
    - Step 5: Lightly sand the surface with a P240 grain. Then remove dust from the surface.
    - Step 6: Apply a layer of Osmo hardwax oil 3062 with the Osmo Roller.

    Hardwax oil natural 3062

    - Step 1: Sand the table with a sander and end with a P180-240 grain.
    - Step 2: Apply a layer of Osmo hardwax oil 3062 with the Osmo Roller in the length of the grain and rub it out with a cotton cloth.
    - Step 3: Lightly sand the surface with a P240 grain. Then remove dust from the surface.
    - Step 4: Apply a layer of Osmo hardwax oil 3062 with the Osmo Roller.

  • How can I maintain and clean my HPL Fenix tabletop?

    Cleaning it with regular soapy water is just fine. Possible minor scratches can be repaired by frictional heat. Rubbing the surface with a microfibre cloth or magic sponge (available at drugstores or online) is enough. You can also order the Fenix Cleaning Kit. This is a cleaning kit with a magic sponge, a cleaning spray, a microfiber cloth and a manual.

  • How can I maintain my table with lacquer?
    Lacquered tables protect well against stains, but unfortunately they are sensitive to scratches. Scratches in lacquer are irrepairable. The only option is to add a new layer of lacquer to the table. Please follow the steps below.

    - Sand the table until the scratches or damages are no longer visible. You can use a P180-240 grain. Note: you do not have to sand it completely. 
    - Remove dust from the surface with a cotton cloth.
    - Add new layers of lacquer to the tabletop. The amount of layers depends on the desired result. 
  • How can I maintain or clean the upholstery and leather of my Studio HENK furniture?

    The most important thing for good preservation of your furniture upholstery is cleaning. You can do this by regularly vacuum cleaning the furniture with the furniture attachment of your vacuum cleaner. This will remove most dust and dirt, which will leave your furniture in a good condition. It will also help prevent pilling.

    The Kvadrat upholstery is made of wool and dirt repellent. The advice of Kvadrat is not to impregnate this. Wool, or mixed wool, fabrics do not quickly get dirty. The outer layers of the wool fibers are slightly water-repellent, but absorb moisture. This means that spilled liquids are not absorbed that quickly and can easily be removed if you are quick.

    For the removal of stains on leather, we refer you to Oranje furniture care, via this link.

    Are you having trouble removing stains from your furniture pieces? You can always contact James, via www.james.eu.

  • Where can I order felt caps for my chairs?

    Felt caps can be ordered in the diameter 11 mm 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 for the Netherlands, Belgium and other countries?

    All products are delivered for free within the Netherlands. Note: we only deliver to the ground floor for free. For other floors, an additional € 29,- will be charged. Within the Netherlands and Belgium, the tables are also assembled. All other furniture is only delivered. We can ship our products to the following countries. Is the country you are looking for not listed? Just let us know and we will look up the rate for you right away. This is only for delivery, not assembly. 

    Belgium € 49,- (for tables: including assembly) 
    Germany € 149,- 
    Finland € 199,- 
    France € 149,- 
    Great Britain € 149,- 
    Italy € 149,- 
    Luxembourg € 99,- 
    Norway € 199,- 
    Austria € 149,- 
    Sweden € 149,- 
    Switzerland € 149,- 

    In case other means (e.g. a lifting tackle or lifting platform) need to be used, this is entirely at the expense and risk of the customer. Please see the delivery and assembly conditions as well.

  • Do you also assemble the products?

    All tables are assembled within the Netherlands and Belgium. The other furniture will only be delivered. If you order other furniture beside your table, then all the products will be assembled. Attention: wall cabinets will never be assembled. Are your products delivered outside of the Netherlands and Belgium? Then the products will only be delivered.

  • What is the delivery time for the products?

    If the product is not in stock, the delivery time is between 6 to 12 weeks. If the product is in stock, the delivery time is 1 to 2 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. 

    Rectangular
    200x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    200x90x4 cm chamfered round corners HPL Nero Ingo 0720 (black)
    220x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    220x90x4 cm chamfered round corners HPL Nero Ingo 0720 (black)
    240x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041
    240x90x4 cm chamfered round corners HPL Nero Ingo 0720 (black)
    260x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hardwax oil natural light 3041

    Round
    130x3 cm chamfered hardwax oil natural light 3041
    140x3 cm chamfered hardwax oil natural light 3041
    150x3 cm chamfered hardwax oil natural light 3041

  • Do I have make a down payment for a product?

    We operate with a standard down payment of € 500,- for products that are priced over € 500,-. If you order a product that is less than € 500,-, you pay the full price in advance. Is there still a payment due after ordering? Then you can pay at delivery or when you pick it up. Attention: are your product(s) delivered outside of the Netherlands or Belgium? Then the product(s) will only be shipped after complete payment of the invoice.

  • How can I pay?

    We operate with a standard down payment of € 500,- for products that are priced over € 500,-. If you order a product that is less than € 500,-, you pay the full price in advance. The (down) payment can be made at checkout using iDeal, Paypal, Credit Card or Bancontact (Mister Cash). Is there still a payment due after ordering? Then you can pay at delivery or when you pick it up. You can pick up your product(s) in Haarlem or have it delivered within the Netherlands. Attention: are your product(s) delivered outside of the Netherlands or Belgium? Then the product(s) will only be shipped after complete payment of the invoice.

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 happens if I cannot view the showroom during opening hours?

    You prefer to stop by at another time? Just call or e-mail us!

  • 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/pick up). See our warranty conditions.

  • Where can I find the general conditions?
  • What are your delivery and assembly conditions?