What a great way to recycle a claw foot bathtub. Would make a great conversational piece. I don’t know how the cut was made except if they used a blow torch to do the cut. A nice paint job and then a good coating of polyurethane with a cushion for comfort would finish it off nicely. The faucet cutouts left open look like a face. There is no reason to cover up the up-cycle – it is what it is. Wouldn’t this be great in a foyer or even a child’s room. Its not destructible practically!