A garden hose is one of the essential tools you need to have when you have a lawn or a garden as it makes things easier for you. It can water an extensive area. Hence, it is among the most important and viable tools in the garden. However, one of the biggest issues in using a garden hose for watering the garden is that it is susceptible to getting tangled which blocks the water flow, and this could eat out a lot of our time if it’s continuously bugging us.
You don’t want to end up fixing the tangled hose all the time, and twisting it up after putting it back. All of these steps can be exhausting and a waste of time. Sometimes most homeowners after using the hose will just leave it in a jumble on the ground. Well, you wouldn’t want your garden to look messy or untidy. Besides, you are also making your garden hose’s life shorter.
Thus, a garden hose reel comes in handy. It is a cylindrical capstan that settles the house. It could either be fixed or movable. Though you can buy a garden hose reel from any gardening store or home improvement shop, and most of the time, it’s quite expensive. So, it is best to have a better alternative to get a garden hose reel for yourself.
Creating a garden hose holder is not an extremely daunting process. Once you have the materials and the supplies at hand, it is already easier to assemble everything together to form a garden hose reel.
So, how to make a wooden garden hose reel? In the following paragraphs, you will get valuable and viable information and steps on how to make one.
Things you need to have to make a Wooden Garden Hose Reel
If you are planning to create your own garden hose reel, you can either purchase one or make your own. You can follow these steps to form your distinct wooden garden hose reel tool in only a few hours. So, gather all these materials and tools to make your own wooden garden hose reel.
- 1-inch plastic C clamp with screw holes
- 2 small L-brackets
- 2x10 inches treated lumber, and 12 feet long
- 4 to 6 inches wood dowel, and ½ inch to 2 inches in diameter
- Big wooden wire spindle
- C-inch plywood
- Measuring tape
- Power drill with big drill bit
- Wood screws
Steps on How to Make a Wooden Garden Hose Reel
Look for the Wooden Wire Spindle
You can find for a wooden wire spindle through different companies or electrical supply stores. Most often, some of them are on sale. Get the spindle that is about twenty to twenty-four inches in diameter. This size will work suitably for twenty-five to fifty-foot garden hose. A huge 36 inches spindle will meet longer lengths.
Construct the Garden Hose Reel Frame
The next step is to build the frame for the garden hose reel. You can do that by cutting the 2x10 inches treated lumber into two similar lengths of twenty for a smaller spindle to thirty inches for a bigger spindle. Then, cut the ¾ inches size of plywood to an ideal size for the foundation of your garden hose reel, and that is 1 ½ to two times the length and width of your wooden garden hose reel spindle.
You need to measure the height of your wooden spindle. Put the 2 pieces of 2x10 inches treated lumber 2 inches wider than the wooden spindle roll, and fix them to the foundation with the use of wood screws. If you have sufficient 2x10 inches treated lumber left, you can use it to brace the two pieces of the garden hose reel frame of your hose reel together at the bottom and fix it with the use of wood screws also.
Make Some Holes by Drilling for the Rebar
First, you have to measure the diameter size of your rebar. You should be using a little bit bigger than that size of your rebar’s diameter to drill holes in the 2x10 inches treated lumber. In this way, you will allow to center the wooden spindle, so that the top is well-balanced with the top of the lumber.
Install the Wooden Spindle and Rebar
You can ask some assistance of a real carpenter or expert to help you with threading the piece of rebar through the holes that you have drilled in the 2x10 braces and the center of the wooden spindle. The wooden spindle’s weight must allow you to use the garden hose reel without the need to worry about the rebar falling out.
By using wood screws, attach the length of wood dowel to the outside page of the wooden spindle. Then, secure the small L-clips, and fix them with short wood screws to maintain the handle’s sturdy, strong, and in place.
Connect the Garden Water Hose to the Reel
Then, arrange the garden water hose on the wire spindle, leaving sufficient looseness in the rear part of the reel to make sure that it can reach the water faucet easily. Next, use the C-clamps to screw the garden water hose to either side of the wooden spindle. Do not make it too tight. Just enough tightness, so it will be easier for you to wind up or unwind without coming off of the wooden spindle.
Are the materials listed easy to find and get? Are the instructional steps easy to understand and follow? Buying a ready-made wooden garden hose reel can be expensive, so if you are crafty and can work well with constructing frames for the reel, you can make your own.
You can get surplus materials or those that are up for sale. In this way, you are saving up and getting the right reel for your garden hose.
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