This step by step diy woodworking project is about hose holder plans. This article features detailed instructions for building a cheap and beautiful wooden holder, ideal for your backyard. If you are annoyed by the ugly hose that sits all over your backyard. We have designed the plans to keep the expenditures under control and to involve the least amount of work possible. It is an ideal project for a beginner as it requires basic tools.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the table won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
Hose holder plans
- A – 1 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 30″ long POST
- B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 5 1/2″ long TOP
- C – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 3 1/2″ long TOP
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 3 ft
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 1 ft
- 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 1 ft
- hose holder
Building a hose holder
The first step of the project is to build the post for the hose holder. Use 4×4 lumber to get the job done in a professional manner. Smooth the cut edges with 120-grit sandpaper and remove the residues.
The common sense method to secure the post is to set it in concrete or in the ground. Use temporarily braces to set the post straight, after plumbing it with a spirit level. Dig a 12″ in diameter hole and 20″ deep into the ground. Pour a 2″ layer of gravel on the bottom of the hole. Fit the post and plumb it.
Next, you need to attach the 1×6 cap to the top of the post. Use finishing nails and waterproof glue to lock the cap into place.
Last but not least, attach the top cap to the hose holder. Cut a piece of 2×4 lumber at 3 1/2″. Center the cap to the base and secure it into place using 2 1/2″ brad nails. Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, you need to attach the metal hose holder to the post. Use galvanized screws to secure the hose holder to the post.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden hose holder, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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