Hose Holder

Four years ago I made a basic hose holder for Charlie’s garden hose.

In 2011 I used what we had on hand to construct a basic hose holder.
In 2011 I used what we had on hand to construct a basic hose holder.

Everything near the house was removed during the renovation so I think we need another holder.

I painted the project first.
I painted the project first.

I saw the plans by Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic which I used as an inspiration for our hose holder. I started painting individual pieces last Saturday and finished up this Saturday.

Three squares of wood were stacked and tacked then a hole drilled in the center for the finial.
Three squares of wood were stacked and tacked then a hole drilled in the center for the finial.

If you recall I banged my finger with a hammer trying to put this together so yesterday I hauled out the air compressor and used the pneumatic tacker.

The portion above the ground is about 4 feet and approximately 18 inches below the soil.
The portion above the ground is about 4 feet and approximately 18 inches below the soil.

I didn’t have to buy anything for this project.

The hose holder assembly is fairly self-explanatory.
The hose holder assembly is fairly self-explanatory.

I even found the finial among our stuff which is really what encouraged me to give it a go.

Charlie dug a hole approximately 18 inches deep.
Charlie dug a hole approximately 18 inches deep.

When all the pieces were together Charlie dug a nineteen-inch hole near the hose bibb and set it up.

The pressure treated 4 by 4 post was cut with a circular saw.
The pressure treated 4 by 4 post was cut with a circular saw.

The main post was a left-over gate post that had been removed years ago.

This area of the house needs to b e painted and landscaped. Soon.
This area of the house needs to be painted and landscaped. Soon.

He set it up in the hole, snugged it in with the extra dirt, and plumbed it with a level.

The bright gree -- Bunker Hill -- should look nice against the grey planned for the siding.
The bright green — Bunker Hill — should look nice against the grey planned for the siding.

Now, please get the hose off the grass. What’s your favorite yard project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Hose Holder”

  1. Love the new hose holder! Sorry you hit your finger so hard it turned blue, though – OUCHHHHH!!!!!! I’d have cried like a baby. Is it feeling better now? Great project! So simple yet so impressive looking!

  2. That’s a handsome hose holder! I like that shade of green. I just noticed that the siding on the front of The Glade is narrow on the first story and wide on the second story. What’s the story? 🙂

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