I’m glad you found me and I hope that you find my book, Build Your Own 3,000 Gallon Wooden Cistern, informative and helpful.
I’m an engineer by trade and a serious DIYer in my spare time. I’ve built many constructions projects including a house, two workshops, two greenhouses, a bridge, a pergola, raised bed gardens, and of course, the subject of this book. I have strong interests in the environment and the concept of sustainability, which caused me to focus my construction skills toward this project. Here where I live in North Texas, we have been going through a serious drought, the like of which has not been seen since the 1950s. The need to water my landscaping plants caused me to look for a more responsible (and cheaper) solution to using city water. This site is my attempt to share the knowledge I’ve accumulated by building this project.
I’ve put a lot of effort in ensuring that this book and the accompanying SketchUp file contains everything you will need to duplicate my cistern, or even build one of a different size. I’m confident you’ll agree that there is nothing else like this guide available anywhere.