Make a Garden Hose Holder

All you need for this do-it-yourself garden hose storage contraption are a plastic bucket, some scraps of wood, and a few bolts.

| September/October 1983

Here's a handy contraption designed by John Gurzo of Farmingdale, New Jersey. It's a garden hose holder, complete with space for storing a sprinkler attachment, made from a plastic bucket, an assortment of bolts, a 10" × 20" piece of 1/2" plywood, and a scrap of 2 × 4.

John used a clean, empty five-gallon container (it had once held joint compound), cut two 10"-diameter circles from the plywood and—after placing one disk inside and one outside the bottom of the pail—clamped them together with four 1 1/2" bolts, mounted the reinforced bucket to one end of a 24" length of 2 × 4, using two 1/4" × 4" bolts (see photo), and then attached the free end of the 2 × 4 to the side of his porch with two more 1/4" × 4" bolts.

It was surely simple to build, and it looks pretty darned effective!

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