DIY Sign

3 Materials
I have an affinity for metal letters and when Mister seemed interested in them I jumped at the chance to do something with them.
My next purchase was some wood and trim from my local home improvement store. I cut three lengths of wood and stained them. I secured the pieces together on the back side using mending plates.
I cut small pieces of wood to be used as cleats on the wood. Next, I drilled small holes in the letters and secured them to the cleats with nails. The whole piece was given a "frame" using the flat trim molding, stained in a weathered gray. These pieces were secured with a brad nailer.
You can see a more detailed tutorial at
Suggested materials:
  • Tin letters   (antique show)
  • Wood and trim   (home improvement store)
  • Mending plates   (home improvement store)
While I Linger
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
Join the conversation
 1 comment