Made at 173: Garden Hose Post


If you've followed 173 for any time at all, you know I always enjoy the challenge of making stuff from scrap wood.  From things like this rustic book case for the front porch...


To this scrap wood umbrella stand for the back porch...


,,,and many others, some of which you can see on the Made at 173 page.  Anyway, this is another of those fun little projects - let's get into it!  For years, since the great fence replacement of 2001, which you can also check out in a 2018 post, I've had this leftover fence post lying around...


I kept it around because, well, you never know when you'll need a fence post - am I right?  Well, it sat around all this time, until a few weeks ago I saw this picture on the Dukes and Duchesses blog site:


By the way, I have no affiliation with Dukes and Duchesses, but take a moment to check out their site - it's full of inspirational stuff!  Well, that picture sure was an inspiration for me, so I took that ol' ratty fence post and gave it a good sanding...


Priming...


And painting...including one of the old shelf brackets we inherited here at 173...


I loved Dukes and Duchesses use of the fire engine red, and I already had some red spray paint.  And, to be quite honest, I didn't want to spend any money on this because - well, I suppose it's time to start using some of the stuff I saved just in case.  In that same spirit, I took a old lag bolt, cleaned it up, and mounted it on the end of the bracket...


Then affixed the post to the small concrete pad beneath the spigot with a post bracket I picked up a few years ago (for some unknown, long-forgotten reason) and never used:


And wa-la!  Just like that 173 has the nicest garden hose holder this side of the fence!


Ha!  I hadn't noticed that the rope was still on the hose, it had already been put away for the winter!  Here's another look at the shelf bracket-hose-holder...


And a wider shot of the post in its natural habitat...


Thanks to Randi Dukes at Dukes and Duchesses for the inspiration!

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