Very Cool Ways to Hack Galvanized Stock Tanks & Troughs

Very Cool Ways to Hack Galvanized Stock Tanks & Troughs

Dabney Frake
Jun 27, 2015

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.

(Image credit: Mosaic Gardens)

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.

(Image credit: The Brick House)

Outdoor Pool: Morgan of The Brick House fashioned a cooling pool in the backyard of her California desert home.

(Image credit: Manic Makers)

Privacy Walls: Manic Makers was inspired by a Dwell spread to make these natural screens using shrubs planted in a cattle trough.

(Image credit: Style Me Pretty)

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.

(Image credit: Style Me Pretty)

Large Cooler: Fill one of those big boys with ice and beverages, and guests will be drinking for days. Also from Style Me Pretty.

(Image credit: Rock-Oak-Deer)

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.

(Image credit: Irishman Acres)

Storage Bins: Irishman Acres added a hinged lid to an old tub and turned into some rustic-style storage.

(Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens)

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.

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