Wooden Address Sign
A simple way to dress us those boring numbers on the front of your house in just a few hours.
I was lucky to have lots of scrap wood laying around so this project was free except the cost of the numbers I used.
Cutting your “Base”
I am making two so I cut two pieces of scrap 1x8’s I had down to 15” long. They were previously stained on the front, you don’t need to do this.
Creating the Faux Shiplap
Then I used scraps of primed 1x2’s and cut the ends at 45 degree angles to form a chevron pattern. I used wood glue and brad nails to attach each piece to my base. You can certainly lay these as horizontal or vertical pieces for a different look.
Continue The Opposite Direction
Lay another round of faux Shiplap running the opposite direction. Then I filled my nail holes with wood filler and sanded the face of the Shiplap to make it smooth and around all four sides quickly.
Time for Paint
I used white Rustoleum Chalk Paint and sanded lightly in between 2 coats. You can choose any color or paint you would like!
Let’s Add a Frame
Next up I cut some scrap 1x3’s to size for my frame. I was using a butt joint so I didn’t have to cut at an angle. Super easy! I cut two pieces at 15” and two at 8.75”. I sanded them smooth and added a coat of stain. I used the stain color Early American.
Finishing the Frame
I used wood glue and Brad nails to attach the frame to my Shiplap base and caulked along the inside edge to give it a clean look.
My final step was to drill holes and attach my house numbers following the directions on the package. So worth a few hours of work to add a little interest to the front of our home!
*How to Hang Your Sign
I used a masonry bit because I drilled into mortar and used Tapcon screws and sawtooth hangers on the back of my sign.