What's on top of the E2 table should be based primarily on your requirements. If you need a sturdy tabletop on a worktable, a melamine tabletop is a good choice. If you want to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a linoleum-coated tabletop, choose from three different top structures: Multiplex board or medium density fibreboard with straight or optionally slanted edge, or chipped wood ("blockboard") with straight edge and edging.
E2 table top
The E2 table frame is available in different sizes. Depending on the size of the table top, choose the right table frame for you. You can also choose from different surfaces for the E2 table frame. There are lacquered versions in black, white and silver grey. You can also choose a clear lacquered frame if you prefer the raw colour of the steel. In addition to the lacquered versions, you can also get your E2 table frame shiny chrome-plated.
E2 table frame
I would like to use my E2 table as a work table: What should I look out for?
First you should decide whether you want to sit at your E2 table from one side only or from both sides. If you place the E2 table against a wall, for example, you can only sit at it from one side. In this case, please choose a table frame with staggered cross struts. If you want to be able to sit at the E2 table from both sides, choose a table frame with central cross struts and choose a larger table top with sufficient projection above the table frame so that you do not run the risk of bumping your shins against the cross struts. Then think about what kind of work you want to do on your table. If you don't just want to draw and write, but also glue, cut and craft, we recommend a melamine tabletop rather than a linoleum tabletop. Then determine the size of the table and the colour. Finally, decide if you need any accessories.
I would like to use my E2 table as a dining table: What should I look out for?
Since dining tables should be sat and eaten from all sides, you should definitely choose an E2 table frame with central cross struts. If your E2 table is to be placed in a living environment, a linoleum tabletop is more suitable than a melamine tabletop. Linoleum is a warm material and available in many colours. Choose a tabletop that is large enough to sit at the table from all sides and prevent your guests from bumping their legs against the table frame. Choose the height of the table depending on your chairs so that there is about 30 cm space between the table top and the seat of the chair. Then you can also cross your legs if necessary.
I would like to use my E2 table as a conference table: What should I look out for?
The participants sit at a conference table from all sides. Therefore you should definitely choose an E2 table frame with central cross struts. Choose the table height depending on your chairs so that there is about 30 cm space between the table top and the seat of the chair. Then the participants can also cross their legs if necessary. The table top should be large enough so that the participants have enough space for their legs underneath and do not run the risk of bumping their legs against the table frame. But also make sure that the table top does not protrude too far beyond the frame. Excessively large protrusions can appear disproportionate. If a conference table is required for many participants, several tables can also be placed next to each other.
What is the usual height of a worktable?
The standard height of work tables is between 74 and 76 cm. This table height (upper edge of table top) can be reached without height adjuster on the E2 table frame: A table frame with 72 cm high side panels and a top with 2.5 cm thickness result in a total height of 74.5 cm. This height can also be achieved with the help of the lower frame with 66 cm height and additional height adjusters. So the question is whether you want a flexible table height for your E2 table or whether the table height should be unchangeable. The chair on which you want to sit at the table is also important when choosing the right table height. If the chair has armrests, for example, you should make sure that the armrests fit under the tabletop.
Which table height fits best to my body size?
A standard does not fit everyone equally well. The standard table height given above (74 cm - 76 cm) is usually suitable for people between 1.70 m and 1.80 m. The standard table height is not suitable for everyone. But first of all every person is different in his proportions and secondly the table height is also related to the seat height. The ISO 5670 standard provides information on seat and table heights. If a height-adjustable chair is available, you can usually use it to create a comfortable and ergonomically sensible sitting posture. However, if you want to sit on a non-adjustable chair on the E2 table frame, first measure the seat height and choose the table height so that you have room between the lower edge of the table top and the seat surface 27 cm - 32 cm. If necessary, you can also cross your legs under the table. You can change the height of the table either by selecting the side panels, which you can get from us with a height of 66 cm or 72 cm, or by using height adjusters, which are available as accessories from us
What does "center" or "offset" mean?
In the E2 table frame, the cross struts that connect the side parts can be attached centrally to the side parts or offset in the direction of the depth of the table frame. We recommend a central cross only for tables that are to be used from both sides. Work tables are usually only used from one side. In these cases, the offset cross provides noticeably more legroom and is therefore the ideal choice. The drawings in the configurator for the selection "cross struts" above the terms "center" and "offset" show schematized side views of the table frame.