The beauty of this project is it can be installed anywhere, by anyone and your numbers can be done in whatever font, style and color that best fits your home!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
– a driver
– a box of stainless steel/exterior screws
– a printed set of numbers to use as a template
– a hammer, rock or blunt object to tap the screws
Step 2: Grid
Find a set set of numbers you want on your home…
Once you’ve got your numbers, overlay them with a gird and mark at each point where the numbers and grid overlap.
We decided to use the computer and photoshop for this step, but you could just as easily draw numbers by hand and use tracing paper or a printed out grid. The idea is simply to give yourself an easy grid to transfer to the wood you plan to put the numbers onto later.
Hint: the closer you can make the spacing of your grid to the size of the heads on your screws, the tighter the pattern will be when your numbers are completed.
Step 3: Transfer the Numbers
Simply tape your printed number/grid to the wood you plan on using. The wood could be a piece you plan to mount on your house later, or you can simply screw directly into the wall or a piece of trim next to your front door.
Once taped securely, grab one of the screws from your box and a hammer, rock or other blunt object.
Simply tap the screw at each grid point where you will eventually be inserting a screw. Tap a few points and peek behind to make sure you can easily see the holes.
You will soon have a bunch of holes perforating your paper, so its easy to see when you’ve completed this step.
Peel off your paper.
Step 4: Screw It!
Now start inserting a screw into each of the dots you created on the wood.
Keep screwing until each dot has been replaced with a screw and that’s it, your one-of-a-kind house numbers are ready…
Now everyone can find you, and they’ll be impressed with your craftsmanship and skills before even entering the house!!
Hint! – if you start somewhere in the center of each number and work out in all directions it seems easier to keep the screws relatively straight in relation to each other. If you are using a piece of wood that will be attached later, you could even pre-drill to ensure each screw is perfectly straight.