The wall mounted table is basically a slab of wood that you can attach to your wall, throw some chairs around it and call it a table, and is a modern and minimalistic way of making more room in your tiny, crappy little room you call a kitchen. Just because you have a large tub connected to a garden hose coming through the window that you clean your paper plates with doesn't make it a kitchen. The LAXseries wall mounted table is made from solid english walnut with a natural oil finish, and has a steel mounting system that provides a strong and stable table surface. Partial assembly is required upon receiving the table. Of course you could just make your own floating table out of a slab of wood from your local lumber yard, but chances are it might not look or feel the same, and knowing your handy skills, would most likely fall apart within the first 24 hours.