George Johnson's walnut table is already a gorgeous piece of furniture. But when he turns it clockwise, something amazing happens.
The ingenious round table is built so that rotating it causes the six segments to expand radially. Think of it like a pizza with six pieces that all move away from the center at the same time, leaving gaps between them.
The hexagonal central piece and the expansion leaves pop up out of the table once there's enough space to accommodate them. Then it's a matter of unfolding the leaves and rotating the table back the other way to tighten up the new setup. Viola, a bigger table. Reducing the table back to its original size involves simply following those steps in reverse.
features multiple versions of the table made of different woods, as well as . The latter offers a really cool view of the expanding table's underlying mechanisms.