Galvanized stock tanks and troughs are essentially huge tubs which can be turned into or reused as any number of things. Depending on the context, they can read modern, industrial, or farmhouse. Learn all the ways you can hack them and create something spectacular and useful for your home.
Bathroom Tubs: Jayme used a large round tank as a bathtub in her in warm and inviting modernist home in Philadelphia.
Container Water Feature: Galvanized tanks make a great starting point for an outdoor pond, without needing to dig deep in the yard. This one was created by Mosaic Gardens in Oregon.
Outdoor Pool: Morgan of The Brick House fashioned a cooling pool in the backyard of her California desert home.
Privacy Walls: Manic Makers was inspired by a Dwell spread to make these natural screens using shrubs planted in a cattle trough.
Outdoor Table: When flipped, troughs make great outdoor tables for the backyard for events, like this wedding from Style Me Pretty. Add a top for longer-term use.
Large Cooler: Fill one of those big boys with ice and beverages, and guests will be drinking for days. Also from Style Me Pretty.
Garden Containers: You don't need to build raised beds when you use one of these. Rock-Oak-Deer filled one with ornamental grassed and flowers.
Storage Bins: Irishman Acres added a hinged lid to an old tub and turned into some rustic-style storage.
Dog Bed: Start with a basic galvanized hub, prime and paint it, then fit it with an old bed pillow. This yellow and red one came from Better Homes & Gardens.