Floppy Table made from rolled steel, with hidden compartment

Neulant van Exel's Floppy Table is made from rolled steel, and its dust-guard slides aside to reveal a cavity for storing your TV remote. No pricing info, so I assume this is one of those, "If you have you ask, you can't afford it" deals.


Hot-rolled steel (welded)
Stainless steel (welded)


27.56" width x 25.59" height x 17.72" depth
70cm width x 45cm height x 65cm depth

Extras: Secret space

Floppy Table (via JWZ)


    1. A better “hidden” (yet still completely obvious) compartment would be the circular part underneath.

    1. I made a rough estimate based on rice and think you’re off by about a factor of 10, making this a single-sided (makes sense), single-density table. To increase the density you would need to use actual sugar (shugart), but data durability may suffer.

      1.  considering the size, wouldn’t that be 5 1/4′. (which is to say foot rather than inch)
         And of course I remember using 8″ floppies, that’s what the software for the magnetic tape drive was on.  And don’t get me started on punched paper tape, which I was still using at the dawn of this century.

  1. “If you have you ask”
    I’m not fluent in english but i think there’s a typo there.

    Cool table anyway.

    1. but “hot-rolled” is, as it distinguishes it from cold-worked or cold-drawn material.  Cold-worked material typically has tighter tolerancing, as well as different mechanical, machining and even welding properties as compared to a chemically similar hot-rolled grade.  Its been my experience that when ordering steel, defining the process of initial shape forming from the mill is a requirement when purchasing the material.  This may not be the case with structural members (i.e. HSS,  WF sections, etc.) but is absolutely the case when ordering bar and tube-stock.
      In the scope of the ad-copy for this table though, saying that it is hot-rolled steel serves no purpose that to make it sound fancy.  Like saying something made of aluminum or stainless is “aircraft grade.”  Doesn’t mean that its been specially formulated or designed for use in aerospace, it just means someone one time used some once in an aerospace application.    

  2. That’s not a floppy, that’s a stiffy.  The last true floppies were 5 1/4″, this is a 3 1/2″ stiffy.

    1. I doubt that’s a nomenclature you’d want to use in many circumstances. 

      “My new coffee table is awesome… it looks just like the 3.5 inch stiffies I had in high school!”

  3. If you kept the same volumetric data density as a 3.5″ disk, it would hold 2857 MB (double-sided).

    I assumed a volume of 1.42 in^3 for a 3.5 disk (I don’t have one to measure, so I took 3.5 x 3.25 x 0.125).  I’ve also assumed a disk thickness of 4″ on this table.  The data volume of the table is then 2821 in^3, about 1984 times the volume of a 3.5 Disk.  The capacity of this table then would be about 2857 MB.  

    I bet it would be loud when it inevitably failed on you, dooming disk 3 of 6 of your photoshop 2.0 installation to oblivion.

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