For this project, I picked up a 4x4x8 from Menards for $7.97, a 2-pack of finials on clearance for $4.99, a wall mounted hose hanger for $9.99, I also picked up some red Rustoleum spray paint for $2.50. I had left over scrap pieces of wood from my raised garden bed that I was able to use. I follwed the directions found over at Shanty 2 Chic for the Garden Hose Holder and the Address Post.
1 & 2. I lucked out in the scrap wood area. I had some pieces of scrap wood leftover from my raised garden bed project, one piece was 5.5″ wide and the other was 3.5″ wide. All I had to do was measure 5.5 inches in, make a line, cut to make a square, and repeat. I did the same with the piece that was 3.5 inches.
I traced where the post would fit on the 5.5″ square, and where the 3.5″ square would go on the 5.5″ piece, making sure that each piece was centered. Next, I drilled small pilot holes, glued the pieces together and nailed them together. I then repeated the process with the 3.5″ square on top of the 5.5″ square. Finally, I marked the center of the 3.5″ square and drilled a pilot hole so I could screw in the finial.