Leave it to a Swedish designer to create a super clever, simple solution for drop leaf tables. Nathalie Dackelid created a table called Wooden Cloth as part of the University of Gothenburg’s “Survival” project. The goal of the project was to make furniture with a long life, built to have a place in any home for years to come.
The top of her table is covered with skinny slats of wood. Inch by inch, you can adjust your table to the size you need. That means you can take this thing from kitchen nook to buffet central for parties. No more serving from the kitchen counter.
Let’s be honest, people. Drop leaf tables can be convenient, but they’re hardly cute. This one, on the other hand, is not only a raw pine color, but it’s super unique and adds a curious machine-like quality to otherwise four-legged plainness.
Just pull the slats to customize your table length and you’ll have a piece of furniture that’s versatile enough for every room in your place, no matter how small it is.
You can’t buy this piece yet, but maybe we’ll see it at IKEA sometime soon? Here’s hoping!
What pieces in your home could be built to be more customizable? Let’s talk it out in the comments.
(h/t Fast Company)