If you want to make the hose post, here's what you will need:
- An eight-foot treated wood post. OR you could use untreated wood and replace it a lot if you want. Brian sank the posts four feet down which made them sturdy enough to eliminate the need for any cement at the base.
- Something to hold the hose. After reading many posts (What is it with all these pun opportunities lately?) about post hose holders, I found that you need to be careful about what piece you choose for the hose hanger. If the edges are too sharp, they create breaks in the hose over time. We picked up the metal ones you see in the photos at Target, but they are available on Amazon as well.
- A top piece if you want to kick up the fancy factor. There are all kinds of wood finial to be had at wood stores. I chose the ones with a bit of copper on top because I have a thing for copper. I would love a copper roof, but this is about as much copper as I can afford.
- A post hole digger. Borrow one if you have to. It will make the job so much easier.
Onto the next project.