This Table Has a Secret (and it’s Pretty Awesome)

updated Jul 23, 2020
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(Image credit: Naais)

Just as, after wearing comfy maternity pants during two pregnancies, I now believe all pants would be better with elastic waistbands, after seeing this table in all its glory, I think all dining tables should have this wonderful feature…

(Image credit: Naais)

How great is this!? For any family swimming in LEGO, this is a wonderful way to hide it away without disrupting creations (except, sadly, very tall ones). And, LEGO aside, think of all the other projects, kid or adult, you could cover up when the family’s ready to dine. I’ve seen the hideaway table idea for children’s playspaces before, but never applied to such a large table.

I spotted this table on the now defunct Belgian blog Naais and it seems to have been built by one of the homeowners — “furniture designer, illustrator and all-around handyman” Marijn Dionys, a partner in furniture company Stock-out specializing in building pieces from leftover materials.

Re-edited from a post originally published 11.26.14-NT