What a fancy hose guide!
A pagoda-like shape adds a bit of glamour to this practical garden
helper. It's a hose guide to station in any of those critical
corners in a garden where hoses frequently drag across a flower bed.
To make one like this, you'll need to use a radial-arm or
table saw and a set of dado blades. Starting with a 2-foot length of
redwood 4 by 4, mark points 3, 4-3/4, 6-1/2, and 8-1/4 inches from one
end. Make 3/4-inch-wide, 1/2-inch-deep dado cuts at these points on all
four sides of the board. Below these four cuts, use dado blades to trim
off excess wood for slender base. Sand rough edges lightly. Complete
the guide by trimming the top with a standard saw blade set at a