Project ‘Quercus' Uses a Cast of a 150 Year-Old Oak Trunk

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published:   Updated: Apr 4 2011 • References: designboom
The ‘Quercus’ water barrel project was made my Weyers & Borms and features a cast of a 150 year-old oak trunk.

The unique water barrel is made from a polyester and fibreglass and looks like a real-life tree stump.

The project was aimed around releasing collected water via a small tap that was built into the trunk.

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