tabla house

tabla house

A primitive one-room house of wood-frame construction sheathed with vertical cypress rough-hewn planks (tablas), used by early Spanish colonists in Florida in the 16th century. Typically, had a gable roof thatched with palm leaves, a hole in the roof at the ridge to permit smoke to escape from the fireplace below, and a battened door.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.