DIY House Number Address Sign
Before the tree fell on my house, I had been planning on making a new address sign for the house… for years. I bought the metal numbers about 5 years ago and just procrastinated. It’s not hard to make a DIY house number address sign but I think maybe I just wasn’t inspired. After the tree fell, I was really looking for inspiring projects I could do once most of the hard work of rebuilding the house was completed. I stumbled upon this project from DIY Huntress and loved it, mainly because she used the exact same style of numbers I bought for my house years prior!
I actually started this project before the tree had been removed from the house, then set it aside until I had time to work on it. I won’t go into detailed instructions for this project because the post by DIY Huntress is pretty awesome in itself, so I’ll just share how I made it my own!
I used a scrap piece of 1×6 for the base and lightly sanded the top. I cut pieces of 1/4″ x 2-1/2″ oak at about 5″ long. I drew a line down the center of the base lengthwise then started placing the oak craft boards along the line in a herringbone pattern, securing them in place as I went with glue and 3/4″ brad nails. I filled the nail holes, then sanded with 150 grit sandpaper.
I applied a coat of pre-stain wood conditioner to all sides of the sign, followed by two coats of spar urethane to protect the wood. I also spray painted the numbers white.
The house numbers I purchased are designed to stand away from the surface where they are secured. I took the house numbers to work and photo copied the back side of the numbers for screw placement. I arranged the photocopies on the back side of the sign and marked the position of the holes, then drilled holes all the way through the sign.
I secured the numbers to the sign and added a D-ring hanger tab with a screw to the back for hanging. A soda can tab with a screw and a washer can also be used.
We haven’t installed the siding on the house yet but I still hung the DIY house number address sign by the front door. I am proud to finally have it completed and I think that the sign will really pop once the siding is installed!
What do you think? Have you ever been inspired by another person’s project? Leave a comment below!