Old Wooden Water Tank

I received an email this morning from Brock, who lives in Ohio, who sent me this picture of an old water tank that he has on his property. He tells me it’s a water holding tank/barrel that came out of a log cabin built on his families’ property in late 1800’s/ early 1900’s.

That makes this a pretty historic piece of memorabila, and perhaps antique. The tank stands 4′ tall and is 4′ wide, and it’s tongue and groove construction. To be honest, I have never seen anything like it around here.

Brock is wondering if anyone has any ideas what it could be used for, or if anyone might be interested in buying it. I have come up rather blank on this one, I can only think of a couple things, mostly the obvious. Aside from being a great conversation piece, I suppose it could be dismantled and the wood reclaimed for use, perhaps in a decorative function, as trim around a door or window. It might also make a good little hot tub if you filled it with hot water and didn’t mind sitting kind of close to your fellow hot tubbers….and if I know most hot tubbers that is not a problem….and assuming it still holds water….

So if anyone has any ideas, or even some information about the old tank, or, if you are interested in buying it, email me at boatmanswife@hotmail.com and I will put you in touch with the tank’s owner.

Put your thinking caps on…..

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