Refectory Tables for Entertaining

Refectory tables are elongated tables that can really seat a crowd. They gain their name from Medieval monastery dining halls, but over the years they were adapted for palace feasts and, today, even for entertaining at home. We love their often simple, rustic designs and have come up with a few examples of them used in the home for your perusal:

  • A dining table for twelve at OKA flagship home furnishings store.
  • Lawrence Rizkowsky uses an antique refectory table as a bar, with bottles arranged in a basket. A great idea for entertaining.

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