Referencing a table with a table variable

In SQL Server 2012, Is there a way to create a table variable that references a table already in the database?  Note: I have a string variable that contains the name of the table.

DECLARE @tablename As varchar(MAX)

SET @tableName = 'table1'
SET @TB = table with name 'table1'

Note: I'm asking if I could do this without dynamic sql,  I already know that I could do 'EXEC sp_executesql 'SELECT * FROM ' + @tableName.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
No. Object names need to be fixed (static) in the constructed SQL. You cannot use a variable as table name. you need to use dynamic SQL.

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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Nope, can't do it.

You could use a synonym, but even the synonym would have to be dynamically set.
Declan_BasileITAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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