Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The world's largest mahogany table

The largest mahogany table in the world--you were looking for it, right?
I found it.  The over 35 foot long piece of mahogany is in the Hall of Giants at McKee Botanical Gardens.

It was put there in 1941 by Waldo Sexton, after he had a building made for it.  Waldo had first seen it at an exposition in 1903.  It seems he liked to collect things, and this is one piece of all that he acquired.

The table can seat one hundred diners and used to be the gathering place for big parties with lots of food.

At one time it must have been a very large tree.  Now it's a very large table--the largest of its kind.

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