Has anyone ever built a garden hose reel out of wood? I'm tired of buying the cheap plastic reels that break every other year. At $30-$40 per reel I think this would be a good investment and can be made to look nice. I'm thinking of using treated wood and maybe some PVC. I cannot find any reference to anything like this on the web so I'm guessing I may be missing something. The first thing my wife said is "it will be heavy". Yeah....so.....I'm not going to be carrying it around and I want it to be heavy enough to not slide around when winding up the hose (like the plastic ones do). My current one is broke so I may have to tear it apart to figure out how to work the hose connection but I think that is mostly just a rubber "o"-ring" fitting. Anyone with ideas?