Serve lunch on a white board to label types of food and protect your MDF work bench from curry stains.
Step 1: Put a White Board on the Table, Get Out Your Food and Label
We happened to have a whole lot of different kinds of Indian food, some vegetarian and some not, a few different types of lamb, some rice and plenty of naan. With so many containers labeling the different dishes turned out to be really helpful - especially when feeding 25 hungry people who just moved the squid-labs machine shop to its new location.
The erase board also protected the MDF table really well, even when a whole bunch of chicken curry freed itself from its cardboard container.
Once the meal is over you can clean off the table and wipe off your labels at the same time.
When the table isn't being used to serve meals you can sit down for a meeting and sketch out your ideas right on the table surface!
All in all it turned out to be a pretty useful application of a pretty low-tech idea.