The first room was called the Holy Place. Only the priests were allowed in and only after they had washed their hands and feet outside with the water from the laver.  The Holy Place was about 20 cubits (30 feet) long, 10 cubits (15 feet) wide and 10 cubits (15 feet) high. The structure was made from wooden boards overlaid with gold. The furniture of the Holy Place consisted of a golden lampstand on the south side, a table of showbread on the north side and a golden altar of incense in front of the Most Holy Place.