It's the perfect time of year to get any of those outdoor projects that have been put off finally finished. For myself its sprucing up the front yard and there is endless amounts to do in the backyard. The one big thing my front yard needed is a spot to hang the watering hose. Its connection is in the garage, which is normally where the hose would be hung. However, it gets used so often that it never seems to make it back to the spot in the garage. So, the first outdoor project this year was the Watering Hose Post!
I decided to take some of the extra scrap pieces I had lying around and make a freestanding post for it and I'm pretty happy with the result. It adds some curb appeal while making it more functional. The hose is actually being hung up again.
Make sure you read through the instructions and look over the plans fully before you start your project. Check out the “Before You Start” page for more on tool information, tips & tricks. Always stay safe and wear all safety protection. It is always best to make your cuts as you go and as they say, measure twice and cut once.
If you have any questions just ask away!
1 - 4"x4"x8' Fence post
1 - Scrap Piece of 2"x6" x 6"
2 1/2" Screws - Pocket Screws if using Kreg Jig
1 - Basic Hose Hanger
Dimensions can change if you are looking to make the Post Taller
1 - 2" x 6" @ 5 1/2" - Top Piece
1 - 4" x 4" @ 3'
2 - 4" x 4" @ 8"
After you have made all the necessary cuts for this build, we will start by making the base. If you have
Using the 3 pieces of 4" x 4" cut at 11", attach them together using pocket holes, or just screw in from an angle.
Next, we will attach the post to the base using the same method of using pocket holes.
Attach the top 2" x 6" piece to the top of the post by screwing directly from the top of the board. Another option, is you can buy one of the decorative fence post toppers to use on top.
Now comes the time to stain and seal the wood and allow it to fully dry before you attach the Hose Hanger
Place it where you want and there you go!,
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