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D.I.Y. timber house number signs

Kiwifr33
Established Contributor
Kiwifr33
Kiwifr33
Established Contributor

With scrap timber and a bit of imagination, you can create house numbers in a variety of designs.

 

 

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The project

 

I had a dodgy old chain bar I was happy to experiment with, so I whipped up a milling jag from some salvaged square stock. No welds for speed. 

 

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It planes up ok, although I obviously need to learn more about grain direction, and sealing the ends to prevent checking.

 

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I added some numbers jigsawed and chiseled out of scrap timber, coated with poly and voila, people can find our house.

 

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Then I got carried away and made a Christmas present for my sister with an old quarter inch mortising chisel, and made some test pieces from firewood. I experimented a bit with finishes – stain for the small one, stain and varnish for the big one.

 

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More house number projects

 
Workshop member Cat87 created this house number sign using artificial grass and it stands out well from the street.
 
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Shannon made a clever house number sign using a welding chain.

 

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