wooden address sign

DIY House Number Sign

Learn how to create a wooden address sign so that guests can clearly find your home. Apply an outdoor stain using the FLEXiO sprayer to get a great finish.

Because we live on property, we can be a little hard to find. So, we decided to make a beautiful and unique house number sign that could sit at the end of our driveway to make it easy for everyone to find us! This modern number sign is a great way to welcome friends to your home and a wonderful way to create a lasting first impression.

I am sharing the basic DIY of how to make this here, but you can head to my blog here to get a full clickable materials list as well as some further in depth information about the details of making this awesome sign.

What do you need to make a house number sign?

Tools:

Materials:

  • Wagner Spray Liner Cups
  • Stain (we used an outdoor clear stain)
  • Clear Spray Paint (for metal, optional)
  • Silicone Caulk
  • Drop Cloth
  • 3' x 12" x 2" Board
  • 3' x 1/5" long Flat Weld Steel Iron
  • 1/2" x 3' long Metal Angle Iron
  • (8) 2" long M6 Bolts plus Washers
  • 5" tall Address Numbers

supplies for address sign

Step 1:

We cut a 12" x 2" board (we bought a board about 5' long) to a 3' length using a compound miter saw. Then we gave it a light sanding on the edges where we cut the board.

cutting wooden board

Step 2:

Then we placed a Wagner Spray Liner in the smaller paint cup, and we filled it with the stain of our choice. Then we used our Wagner FlexiO 4000 Paint Sprayer with the detail nozzle to apply one coat of outdoor clear coat stain to the cedar board. Please remember to follow your stain’s directions. You can check out my blog for more details about this. Then we let it dry completely before proceeding.

staining address sign

staining address sign with sprayer

Step 3:

Next, we used a 5/16" drill bit to drill holes into the flat weld steel iron about 1' apart so we ended up with 4 holes in each piece of iron. Then we set the iron on the wood board and marked where the holes were and then drilled holes into the wood using the same 5/16" drill bit. Next, we drilled 2 holes in the angle iron using the same 5/16" drill bit. We wanted these to line up with the top and bottom exterior holes on the board, so we used the existing holes as a guide.

drill address frame

drill address frame

Step 4:

If you want to add a metal-safe, clear coat to your angle iron and flat iron, this is a good time to do it, but this is optional.

Step 5:

Then we followed the instructions on the address numbers we bought to attach them to our board.

drill address numbers

adding address numbers

adding address numbers

Step 6:

And finally, we attached the flat iron and the angle iron to the wood board using the bolts and washers.

adding address frame

And your board is ready to put in the ground and display!

This sponsored post was created by Simply Designing. Head to the blog for the full post and details.

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