I did this address project because I think it adds great curb appeal. (I am a designer and an agent) But mostly because everyone should have one or two places that have your house numbers, It's important for safety. I was a jumper for UPS years back and when I was trying to deliver packages especially during holiday season it was hard to find addresses on some of the houses. I would say to myself, it should be a law that everyone puts the numbers on the curb, and the front door. I used to think if I was struggling just to bring you a package what if you had a real emergency that required fire, ambulance, or police to come, if they cant see your address they may not get there in time. I like these address plaques and I wanted to show how easy to it is to make them. You can make one for only $15. How cool is that?
Steel House Address Plaque For Curb Appeal
All you'll need is steal numbers I purchased mine at Habitat for Humanity they were only $.50 each. While I was there I picked up the wood drawer cabinet front it was perfect for the address plaque. You'll also need small spacers and screws.
You'll need your numbers to make up your address. This will also affect the size wood plaque you'll need. Measure the number size and allow 2" minimum space in between for each number. That will give you a good Idea of the size wood plaque you'll need.
The size of the screw will be determined by the spacers, wood and number thickness. It will need to go thru the number, spacer and 1/2 way in the wood so mine are 1 3/4" screws.
These are the spaces I bought at Lowe's hardware they were $1.00 each and can be found in the screws and bolts aisle. (Im sure you could get them at any store that carries hardware)
I have my wood that is a wood drawer front. I gathered all of my numbers, spacers, and screws. I laid them out to get an idea of the placement I wanted. You could go horizontal, vertical, or even diagonal. I choose vertical for my own house.
Once I had my layout I wanted it. I took the screw and hit with the hammer in the exact spot where I wanted them. This left a mark so if they shifted when I went to screw them down I would still know my spot.
You'll need your screw and then the spacer and screw where your marks are.
Well you can see I missed the screw head and slipped. Ugh! I had to fill it with wood filler and use a furniture marker to cover it up when the wood filler was dried.
This took a bit longer because of my mess up, but I'm back on track and doing the last number.
After all my numbers where fastened down, I flipped it over and attached a D ring on the back. This way it can be used to hang by my front door.
The number plaque is hung by my front door so when it is dark it will be lit up so everyone can see it.
This is the side profile so you can see how the spacers give it a nice pop and it also adds awesome curb appeal. I want everyone to think about the safety of everyone being able to see your home address. Something so simple could save a life!
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Published May 11th, 2018 12:43 PM
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Bgray on Sep 09, 2018
Love this idea! I have been trying to figure out some way to make my house # stand out.