Fans of the Fletcher Capstan Table might not have the money (or space) to afford a full-sized dining table, and may find this more recent variant from DB Fletcher even more versatile.

It can be raised or lowered, and unlike its larger cousin the various leaves can be added or subtracted as desired, giving it versatility between sizing extremes.

A simple assisted hydraulic system sits inside the steel core, allowing for manual lifting and dropping of the table top, while a likewise-simple lock-and-release mechanism lets each modular extension operate independently.

“It was designed to address the need for a metamorphosing table for smaller dining areas, patios, balconies or yacht decks. It is made to an exacting marine specification, allowing permanent siting in an exposed position if needs be.”