Table (furniture)

A table is a form of furniture with a flat and satisfactory horizontal upper surface used to support objects of interest, for storage, show, and/or manipulation. The surface must be held stable; for reasons of simplicity, this is done by support from below by either a column, a “base” or at least three columnar “stands”. A table is also known as a Mesa, a bench, a board, a bureau, a desk, a lectern and a pulpit.