“Crush bent” or “fully welded” tables ….. and what size ?

Heights of students, even in the same class, may vary considerably so it’s difficult to make a hard and fast rule  about table and chair  heights., but if you stick to the below  guide you are unlikely to go far wrong.

Table height:     710 mm      Chair seat height:  430 or 460 mm
Table height:    760 mm      Chair seat height:  430 or 460 mm

We can supply tables in six different heights to meet the needs of children  from nursery, primary, secondary through to tertiary education.
460,  530,  590,  640,  710,  760,  mm  seat height

Table construction: Table frames are usually of two types:

a.   Crush bent:   This means that the metal frame tubing is bent at 90 degrees on a special machine to form the legs and the sub frame  (the horizontal section which is fixed to the underside of the table  top).
This design is easy to slide-on stack, usually up to five  tables high.
The  image shown in this section is of five  “crush bent” tables  which have been slide-on stacked.

 b.  Fully welded:    The legs are welded to the horizontal sub-frame (rather than being bent).   This construction produces a stronger and more rigid frame and can be  spiral stacked …usually up to three tables high.

Table edging:   Here you have four choices:

a.   Rounded “bullnose” edge where the table edges are rounded by machine and finished with a light coating of lacquer. This is the simplest and in our opinion the best option…unless you want a contrast or similar colour edging to the table worktop.

b.   PVC edging, which is available in a range of colours. This can add an extra touch of colour to your tables although the edging can  be prised off by students (!) with a penknife or screwdriver.  PVC edging is used when a similar or contrast colour to the table top laminate is required.

c.   Polyeurethane “spray-on” edging.  A hard wearing finish which seals the table edges and protects against damage.  Available in charcoal, red, blue, light grey and green

d.  Polyeurathane solid edging. The most durable edging available, but at a price !  (Known as a “cast” PU edge)

Colour choices:

Please note that different manufacturers may use laminates which are not an exact match for the colours of your existing tables or desks. eg. there are different shades of beech  and grey laminate.  We cannot guarantee that eg. the shade of beech,  grey,  blue etc will be an exact match with your existing tables or desks.

a.   Laminate worktop colours:   beech, grey, red, blue, yellow, green, maple, oak, grey speckle (prices quoted for tables below refer to beech, grey, red, yellow, blue and green worktops.  Other laminate colours can be supplied at additional cost.

b    Frame colours:  Black, speckled grey and light grey are our standard colours.  Other colours are available at additional cost and usually with a longer lead time.

Replacement desk and table tops:   You may have tables with frames which are quite serviceable but with tops which have seen better days. We can supply replacement tops to breathe new life into your tables.  Please contact us for details and prices.
Prices below are for our “Central” classroom tables.  Please also see our special  “Cambridge” tables  with superior frame features but surprisingly
at more economical prices !

  100+ 50+     20+
1200 x 600 mm and 1100 x 550 mm

600 x 600 mm  and 550 x 550 mm                               

A  surcharge may apply for certain laminate colours

Please contact us for  more details / prices, especially if you have a bulk order or a project  for which you may require a quote.   We try to be flexible with deliveries and pricing….. and it invariably pays to order early !

If you need more information, please contact us.  We are always pleased to help and you’ll  never be under  obligation to order.



Additional information

Seat height

350+, 100+, 30+, 1-29


£ 17.32, £ 17.68, £ 17.98, £ 18.05


£ 16.12, £ 16.68, £ 16.98, £ 17.12


£ 14.89, £ 15.34, £ 15.68, £ 15.93


£ 14.32, £ 14.90, £ 15.12, £ 15.34


£ 13.90, £ 14.48, £ 14.72, £ 14.88


£ 13.58, £ 14.04, £ 14.39, £ 14.62