This table is well-made and very attractive. It can be used in different settings. Because of its convenient size, it could be used to play games and cards, or hold side dishes for a buffet, or items in a sale, or a portion of a project. Since it looks so nice as it is, I would only use a table cloth to protect its beauty or perhaps to fit into a decorative decor. It would be nice to have handy for the holidays, when you have extra people over, or for an extra job at work. It's sturdy and stores nicely into a 3-inch wide space. I got two of them, one for upstairs and one for downstairs. I'm very happy I did.