Spanish Mission Table Wood
Come and break bread on this dining table. It was about 400 years ago where rural Franciscan monks broke bread, made beer and wine and gathered in community around a dining table like this. The rustic wood plank top table was in use. The origin, the construction, and the subsequent modification up to the present will strongly appeal to those interested in architectural history which marries aspects of the everyday world to the world of ideas. The table that is shown was a product of a frontier economy. The nails are called clavos and they are hammered and stamped. The irregular rough top is made of planks. The pedestal base is fashioned in a more baroque styling. The pedestal allows more space for legs while gracefully holding up the top. This dining table is 60″ x 60″ allowing two people per side. Seats eight!