Tanks constructed from redwood were once a common sight in the urban landscape. Most commonly seen in New York City in the form of the iconic rooftop water tower, these tanks have been employed for a variety of purposes, including pickle vats, wine storage and vinegar distilleries.
These beautiful redwood tanks skins are sawn from the exterior face of these tanks and feature a dark patina ranging from black to grey. Years of outdoor exposure and swelling around the massive steel hoops that held these enormous barrels together, create a unique texture that compliments the natural visible grain.
Lengths3 - 14'
Color and Surface
The textured vertical grain surface has a pronounced raked effect that can be retained or softened with a finish oil. The pattern is intersected at intervals by indented iron band lines that once held the massive tanks in tact. Shades of wine reds and browns form the warm and intimate color pallete. The surface projects a rustic and refined balance with consistent board widths, longer lengths and a patterned figure. The woods have made exceptional accent walls.