What this folding table top demonstrates is that full rigid panels are not the only effective components for creating an extendable dining table. Designer Nathalie Dackelid thought about the eating surface in a more flexible way, such that it might behave more like a stiff table cloth.
A series of slats make up the Wooden Cloth tabletop, arranged tightly together with acute edges touching. Forming triangular sections, the timber sticks in the row will naturally curl and hang when there's no support beneath them, making the surface drape down like a lengthy linen covering. This is the ideal setup for tight spaces and few sitters; however, should you have company over for supper, just pull out the hidden arms from the frame beneath the folding table top, and these will serve to undergrid and expand it.