The table is like a solid cube. Until it opens It has a flat service when it is closed or not, which is a characteristic of a table. Either way it is a table. it could be a side table when it looks like a cube or dinner for two when you pull it apart.
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night." A little doodle by Charlie-Bowater for one the most beautiful lines from any poem, The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams.