Imagine a table that could be quickly expanded/collapsed to accommodate any size dinner party. Oh sure, some tables have a set of panels that can be inserted for changing the size of a table. But, there's that nuisance storage factor of where do you keep the panels when not in use. Oh, 'no prob,' you say; just keep the panels permanently installed in the table. Or, better yet, buy a drop-leaf table with a movable side panel.