How to Make Your Own Holder for Garden Hose Storage
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019
If you want to beautify your garden area, try a few easy DIY upgrades to make a house look expensive, like this high-end looking hose holder.
With an inexpensive wood post, a can of spray paint and a couple of pieces of hardware, you can create a holder for your garden hose worthy of your front yard.
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DIY Hose Storage Holder
If you want to beautify your garden area, try a few easy DIY upgrades to make a house look expensive, like this high-end looking garden hose storage holder. This elegant garden hose storage piece looks pricey, but you can build one yourself for very little money! And don’t worry if you’re a novice DIYer — even beginners can successfully construct this easy-to-make garden hose holder project.
Materials needed for water hose storage:
- Wooden post, 4″X 4″X 8′
- Circular saw (optional)
- Wood glue
- Wood square, 4″
- Wood square, 5″
- Wood finial
- Wall mount hose storage holder
- Wood screws
- Outdoor spray paint
Garden Hose Holder Instructions:
- Cut the 8-foot wooden post in half so that you have two posts measuring 4-feet long each. You can either do this yourself using a circular saw or have the post cut for you at the lumber supply store. An 8-foot post costs around $9, but this will enable you to have enough material for two hose holders.
- Stand the wooden post upright on the ground. Brace the post if necessary in order to keep it stationary as you work.
- Center and glue a 4-inch square piece of wood on top of a 5-inch square piece of wood using outdoor-rated wood glue. Allow the glue to dry.
- Center and glue the stacked pieces of wood on top of the wooden post using wood glue. Allow the glue to dry.
- Drill one pilot hole down into the center of the stacked pieces of wood.
- Screw the wood finial into the pilot hole. You can probably do this by hand.
- Decide on which side of the post will become the front, and place a wall mount hose holder against the post. Adjust the holder so that it’s positioned about 12 inches below the top of the post. You can find a basic wall mount hose holder for under $10, or you can use a more decorative holder for under $14.
- Mark the screw holes of the wall mount garden hose storage holder using a pencil, then set the hose holder aside. Drill pilot holes into the marks.
- Position the wall mount hose storage holder onto the post and attach it using wood screws.
- Paint the entire garden hose storage holder using an outdoor spray paint, such as the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Protective Enamel Hammered Black Spray Paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
- Dig a hole for your garden hose holder that’s around 18 inches deep. Make sure to dig the hole relatively close to the water spigot on your house.
- Place the bottom of the hose holder post into the hole, and brace the post with rocks and stones. Fill the dirt back into the hole and tamp it down.
- Attach one end of your garden hose to the spigot, then wind the length of the hose around the holder for storage.
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Originally Published: March 19, 2019