Of course, we should have expected to find a viable solution on a site called tinyliving.com (a New York retailer covered a few years back on the ATNY site; apparently the site has expanded and improved quite a bit since our initial review). They sell this birch wood case coffee table, a table that folds itself into a carry-able case, when not in use. It's got an awkward charm to its appearance...like an infant animal standing on its legs for the first time. They claim it can hold up to 100lbs (enough to hold up the crazy amount of food at our potlucks) and is handmade in California. It's not cheap at $199, so maybe some of you more handy folks out there can devise a DIY solution for less.