In the Great Hall of Monsalvat there are beautiful refectory tables made by various woodworkers. Of special note is the heavy red gum table made from reclaimed railway crossing timbers which sits majestically in the Great Hall. Designed by Sigmund Jörgensen, crafted by Erik Pedersen and carved by Sonia Skipper, this collaborative effort underlies the whole philosophy of craft and knowledge sharing which is Montsalvat.
The Montsalvat community in Eltham was founded in 1934 as a home and studio for artists and craftsmen of all persuasions. Visitors may see many fine examples including sculptures by Matcham Skipper, reclining nudes and bronzes, and gargoyles and corbels by Helen Lempriere . The luthiers can often be seen crafting violins, guitars and shakuhachi flutes.