Various mechanisms such as those found in an extension table, folding tables and chairs all function due to specific hardware
Even for pieces that do not have any mechanisms are assembled with hardware and fittings. This allows for the furniture to be flat packed which provides:
1. savings on transportation and storage costs
2. access through small walkways and doors that lead to your outdoor areas, and
3. when the furniture needs to be moved at a later date, the hardware allows it to be disassembled.
is commonly used for modern collection.