Frequently Asked Questions

Table measurements
  • What is the height of the table?

    The height of the table is the height of the frame (so, a set height of 71 cm) plus the thickness of the table top. This makes a table with a top of 3 cm thickness a total of 74 cm high and a top of 4 cm makes it 75 cm high.

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

    We give you a choice of thickness of the table top of 3 cm or 4 cm. Do you wish to have a standard edge finish? In that case, a 4 cm table top has a more robust, heavier appearance than the 3 cm one. So, it really depends on what you wish for. We do advise for tables of a length of 260 cm or more to opt for a thickness of 4 cm because of the strength and the stability. Do you opt for a chamfered table top? Then the added value of a table top of 4 cm is minimal, because the table top will be sawed off slanted. We do advise for tables of a length of 260 cm or more to also choose in this case for a table top of 4 cm thickness because of the strength and the stability.

  • Which length of table top should I choose?

    Please check the following document.

    Measure the width of your chairs. Let’s say it’s 50 cm. You need to add 7 cm extra for every chair (5 cm is tight and 10 cm is roomy). So, 57 cm per chair. When you have three chairs on each side, this adds up to 171 cm. You have to keep into account where the frame of the table is located (you can place this at 14, 20 or 26 cm from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 14 cm you have to add 14 cm for each side in addition to the above calculation of the chair width of 171 cm. Your total for three chairs with a width of 50 cm will add up to 171 cm + 28 cm = 199 cm. This makes a table top of 200 cm suitable for this chair combination.

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

    Please check the following document.

    Measure the width of your chairs. For example, 50 cm. Add 7 cm extra for every chair (5 cm is tight and 10 cm is roomy). So, 57 cm per chair. When you have three chairs on each side, this adds up to 171 cm. When you have three chairs on each side, this adds up to 171 cm. You have to keep into account where the frame of the table is located (you can place this at 14, 20 or 26 cm from the side). If you choose to place the frame at 14 cm you have to add 14 cm for each side in addition to the above calculation of the chair width of 171 cm. Your total for three chairs with a width of 50 cm will add up to 171 cm + 28 cm = 199 cm. This makes a table top of 200 cm suitable for this chair combination. 

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

    Please check the following document.

    Measure the width of your chairs. We will use the example of 45 cm, without arm rests. In that case you can place the following number 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.

    First off, you have to realise that the form of an oval table changes when you buy a longer or a shorter table. The widest width of the table is always 120 cm. The longer the table, the more it looks like a surfboard. Sitting at the head of an oval table is something quite different from sitting at the head of a rectangular table. Then, as with every shape of table, the width of your chair and the absence or presence of arm rests has to be considered. Measure the width of your chairs and add an extra 7 cm for every chair (5 cm is tight and 10 cm is roomy). Interspace between table frames (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.

    For example, we pick a chair of 46,5 cm. We add 7 cm extra for every chair (5 cm is tight and 10 cm is roomy). So 53,5 cm per chair. For three chairs on each side, this adds up to 160,5 cm. For this combination, an oval table of 260 cm (with an 164 cm interspace) would be best. So at a 240 cm table you can fit three narrow chairs per side (50 cm per chair including the extra space), or at a 280 cm you can fit three wider chairs per side (60 cm per chair including the extra space). 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. This means that there are minimal knots in the top. It is possible that there are small knots, it is a natural product after all. The size of the knot that is allowed, is about 2 cm.

  • Can I choose the colour of the top?

    We offer tables in different colours. You can choose from 4 standard colours: 
    - naturel hard-wax oil (transparent) 
    - naturel lacquer (transparent) 
    - black lacquer (RAL 9005) 
    - white lacquer (RAL 9016) 

    The hard-wax oil and the lacquer are both transparent. The lacquer comes out a little more yellow than the hard-wax oil. By request the hard-wax oil can be delivered in a slightly yellowish variation (similar in appearance to naturel lacquer). Interested in a business application? Ask us for the possibilities of the HPL-version of the table top.

  • Why do you work with hard-wax oil and not with regular oil?

    Hard wax oil is a combination of oil and waxes. The hard-wax oil is applied directly to the untreated table top. Three layers are applied to ensure a wear-resistant finish of the table top. The advantage of a hard-wax oil compared to regular oil is the combination with wax. This wax ensures that the pores in the wood are filled completely immediately. This protects the table top much better against blots and spots than regular oil.

  • What does Studio HENK advise: hard-wax oil, lacquer or HPL?

    In general, we advise private clients to go with hard-wax oil. Hard-wax 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 oil. In cases where one finds the advantages of hard-wax oil not to outweigh the disadvantages, a lacquer or HPL is often chosen. For instance, in business environments HPL is often chosen because one does not want to maintain the table every year. Interested in a business application? Ask us for the possibilities of the HPL-version of the table top.

  • Hard-wax 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 oil. 

    Lacquer 

    Advantages: maintenance free. 

    Disadvantages: more sensitive to breakage and scratches than hard-wax oil. Hard to repair when damaged.

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

    For use with children we recommend hard-wax 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 white or a black table, we advise you to choose HPL Fenix instead of lacquer. 

  • What is chamfered?

    Chamfering is a certain edge finishing of the table top. The table top is being sawed off from the top of the table top, tapering to the inside.

  • Will the table top sag or warp?

    Many solid oak table tops will sag or warp in the long run. We want to prevent this. Our table tops are built from three layers of solid oak. That enables us to dry the wood much better to the perfect degree of humidity and our table tops will not warp. We also place steel profiles on the underside of the table tops over the entire width so the table top cannot sag. If the table top is longer than 240 cm, a tension system is placed on the underside of the table top. This causes tension over the entire length of the table top. In case the table top 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 tabletop?

    We offer HPL Fenix ​​as a finish for your tabletop or dining bench, and is available in a selection colors.

     

    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 spots and blots?

    Certainly. The table has been treated with a lacquer or a hard-wax oil. Both finishes protect well against spots and blots. Contrary to the lacquer, the hard-wax oil does need to be maintained once a year. You can do this by rubbing in a maintenance oil into the table. See for maintenance the FAQ: how can I maintain my table with hard-wax oil?

  • How can I clean the table top?

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

  • How can I maintain my table with hard-wax oil?

    When you notice that the table is less resistant to spots, you can treat it with maintenance wax. You can order this maintenance wax (attention: order the white colour variation!) and the cloth that goes with it via the following links.

    Osmo maintenance wax

    Osmo fiber cloth

    If your table really needs refurbishing, then you can apply a new coat of hard-wax coating to the table. You do this by using a microfibre roller to apply the Osmo hard-wax oil 3062 in a thin and even layer to the table top. First sand it with a fine grain (e.g. 400). Then the table will be well-protected again. The coating and roller you can purchase via the following links.

    Osmo microfibre roller

    Osmo hard-wax oil 3062

  • How can I maintain or clean the upholstery and leather of my Studio HENK furniture?

    The most important thing for a good preservation of your furniture upholstery is cleaning. You can do this by regularly vacuuming the furniture with the furniture attachment of your vacuum cleaner. As a result, the worst dirt is removed and your furniture stays in a good condition.

    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 get dirty quickly. The outer layers of the wool fiber are slightly water-repellent, but absorb moisture. This means that spilled liquids are not absorbed quickly and can easily be removed if you are quick.

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

    Should you not be able to clean your stains? Then you can always contact James via www.james.eu.

  • Where can I order felt caps for my chairs?

    These felt caps can be ordered in the diameter 11 mm via the following link.

  • How can I maintain and clean my HPL Fenix table top?

    Cleaning with regular soapy water is just fine. Possible minor scratches can be repaired by frictional heat: rubbing with a microfibre cloth or wonders sponge (available at drugstores or online) is enough.

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

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

    Samples from Fenix ​​NTM are available from the Fenix website.

    Fabric samples from our standard upholstery are available through us; stop by at our showroom or send us an email via info@studio-henk.nl.

    Fabric samples from the Kvadrat upholstery can be obtained via the Kvadrat website.

    Unfortunately, we do not have leather available, but the options can of course be viewed in our showroom.

  • How do I prevent cracks in my wooden product?

    A lacquer or hard-wax 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 dealt with. Excluded are scratches in the paint or cracksin the panel itself. Even with normal use, scratches and breaks in the lacquer finish can occur with a lacquered table top. These damage to edges and surface are not part of warranty.

    A crack in a solid wooden table 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 by 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 moisture 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 product does not crack.

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

    You can order your table by designing your table yourself in the configurator and then order it using the order button. Other products can be ordered from the detail pages of the product in question. Running into a snafu? 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, ground floor only. For other floors, an additional € 29,- will be brought into account. Within the Netherlands and Belgium, the tables are also assembled. All other products are only delivered. We can ship our products standard to the following countries. The country you are looking for is not listed? Just let us know and we will look up the rate for you right away. This is only for delivery, no 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) have 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 products will only be delivered. If you order any other products beside your table, then all the products will be assembled. Attention: wardrobes 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 and 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 will be in stock. There are also several coffee tables and stools that can be delivered from stock. To avoid disappointment, it is always a good idea to give us a call in advance to make sure that the table you want is actually in stock. 

    200x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hard wax oil natural light 3041
    220x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hard wax oil natural light 3041
    240x90x3 cm chamfered round corners hard wax 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,- then you pay the full price in advance. Is there still a payment to be made after ordering? You can then 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,- then you pay the full price in advance. The amount of the (down) payment can be paid at checkout by using iDeal, Paypal, Credit Card or Bancontact (Mister Cash). Is there still a payment due after ordering? You can then pay at delivery or when you pick it up. You can pick up your product 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 have to 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 also our warranty conditions.

  • Where can I find the general conditions?
  • What are your delivery and assembly conditions?
  • How do I prevent cracks in my wooden product?

     

    A lacquer or hard-wax 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 dealt with. Excluded are scratches in the paint or cracksin the panel itself. Even with normal use, scratches and breaks in the lacquer finish can occur with a lacquered table top. These damage to edges and surface are not part of warranty.

    A crack in a solid wooden table 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 by 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 moisture 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 product does not crack.