Hubster had a couple 54″ 4×8 boards left over from one of his projects and asked if I wanted them. This obviously was a silly question, of course I did! I knew I would eventually find a purpose for these puppies! 🙂 Well, they have been sitting in the shop for over a year, but I finally came up with a project for one of the boards: a DIY hose holder and lantern hanger. Any projects that help to organize or clean up in or around the house is a winner in my book!
We have had an area next to the deck behind the house where there is a hose faucet, but no holder for the hose. So, the area looked like this:
Ugh, awful! A DIY hose holder is definitely what I needed! So off to the shop I went. Here’s the instructions for how I built my hose holder.
DIY Hose Holder Materials:
Tools and Supplies
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|Miter Saw||Brad Nailer||1-1/4-Inch Brad Nail|
|Drill/Driver||2 1/2″ Exterior Wood Screw||Quickrete Concrete Mix|
|Semi-Gloss White Paint||Water Based Outdoor Spar Urethane||Round Wood Finial|
|Lantern Wall Hanging Brackets||Hose Hanger||Solar Lantern|
DIY Hose Holder Wood List
*I used scrap wood to build this project, but this is the list if you need to purchase wood. For each of the boards below, purchase the shortest board available for sale, as you will only need small pieces (except for the 4×8)
|1||strip of crown molding|
DIY Hose Holder Wood Cut List
|1||4×8 pressure treated (or if not, use a sealer)||54″|
|1||1×10||10 1/2″ x 7 3/4″|
|2||crown molding||3 1/2″ short end to short end|
|2||crown molding||7 1/4″ short end to short end|
DIY Hose Hanger and Lantern Hanger Instructions:
- Cut the 4×8 board to 54″ in length. If possible, use pressure treated wood. If availability to purchase a pressure treated board of that size doesn’t exist, coat the board in at least three coats of a wood preservative.
2. Paint the 4×8 with an exterior white paint, and let dry completely. (If using a wood preservative, make sure that has dried completely before painting).
3. While the paint is drying, dig a hole that is at least 12″ deep and wide enough to accommodate the 4×8 board.
4. Once the paint has dried, mix up some ready mix concrete in a bowl, bucket, or wheelbarrow. Place the 4×8 into the hole and pour the mixed concrete into the hole around the board (use a level to ensure the board is level on all sides and on top). Let the concrete dry.
5. Using a miter saw, cut the 1×10 board to 10 1/2″ x 7 3/4″.
6. Cut the crown molding to size: 2 boards at 7 1/4″ short end to short end, and 2 boards at 3 1/2″ short end to short end.
7. Paint the crown molding with exterior white paint and let dry.
8. Lay the 1×10 board on top of the 4×8 to use as a guide when attaching the crown molding (this board will be permanently attached after the crown has been attached). Then line up one of the long sides and one of the short sides of the crown molding to determine the proper placement (to ensure the corners line up and the crown is at the correct height). The top of the crown should butt up against the bottom of the 1×10 board. Use the brad nailer with 1 1/4″ brad nails to attach the crown to the 4×8. Repeat for the other two sides.
9. Attach the 1×10 board with 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws, adhering through the top of the 1×10 board into the 4×8 board below (the edges of the 1×10 should line up with the edges of the crown molding).
10. Cut the 2×6 boards. Cut one board to 7 1/2″ in length and one board to 1 1/4″ in length.
11. Adhere the 7 1/2″ board to the center of the 1×10 with 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws.
12. Adhere the 1 1/4″ 2×6 board to the center of the 7 1/2″ 2×6 board with 2 1/2″ exterior wood screws.
13. Predrill a hole into the center of the 1 1/4″ 2×6, and then screw the finial into the predrilled hole.
14. Add a new coat of exterior white paint to the 4×8 to cover any blemishes caused by the concrete, and paint the new boards attached at the top.
15. Attach the lantern hanger to the top center of the front of the post.
16. Attach the hose reel to the center of the back of the post.
17. Hang the lantern on the lantern hook, and enjoy the clean look of the hose and surrounding area!
Here are a few more pics of the finished hose holder:
I have a few other places around the house that could use another hose holder, so I may have to build a few more of these soon! 🙂