The Interactive 'Automation Table' Reveals Endless Secret Compartments

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 27, 2015
References: ctfinefurniture & fastcodesign
These puzzle tables, intricately crafted by Craig Thibodeau, appear to be a normal bed side table or bar cart upon first glance. However, when the top is pushed down, endless secret compartments pop out the sides.

The mysteriously enticing design doesn't stop there but rather intrigues the viewer further as slits of tightly locked drawers appear. To open these further sections in the puzzle tables, the hole for a magnetic key must first be found. A final section is a slide-out puzzle that when aligned perfectly, forms a stunning Louis Cube mosaic.

This wooden piece was a genius way for the craftsman to demonstrate his ability to hide compartments within furniture, enticing customers who would want to commission him for those kinds of pieces.