The table is like a solid cube. Until it opens It has a flat service when it is closed or not, which is a characteristic of a table. Either way it is a table. it could be a side table when it looks like a cube or dinner for two when you pull it apart.
For those of you that are new to woodworking, and fall short in understanding half of what is being said with regards to the jargon, I have here an explanation of much of it. Those that have had woodworking in their life for a good while usually will.