Table-Mate II creates a compact, flat surface for virtually any activity. Use it for eating, typing on a laptop, studying, reading, writing, drawing, playing board games, building models, gardening, or serving hors d'oeuvres. The Table-Mate II assembles easily out of the box, with no tools or fasteners required. More importantly, the table is a breeze to use when fully assembled. Simply slide the table surface to the horizontal position and it's ready for action. When you're finished, you can then fold it back down and store it next to a chair, under a sofa, or in a closet.