We used simple materials that required only easy cuts and the entire thing is constructed with Surebonder's 3-Minute Construction Hot Glue. Did you know such a thing existed? Take a look at how it all came together.
Step 1: Watch the Video!
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Step 2: Gather Materials
We are using a cedar board since the sign will be exposed to the elements. We chose these modern looking 4" numbers but any style could be used as well as a little larger size. I would not go smaller than 4" though.
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Step 3: Cut Wood
We cut all the pieces to size on a miter saw, but this could be easily accomplished with a hand saw and miter box. There are four boards for the front, two for the back, two to make up the "planter" box and additional two boards for the sides of the box. The measurements were all based on the width of the cedar board which is approximately 3 1/3 inches wide. The size of the sign can be adjusted according to your preferences.
Step 4: Glue It Together
We made ourself a little corner jig out of faux Duplo blocks. You, of course, could use a commercial corner jig, but our little kids' block one worked quite nicely. We needed a way to keep the vertical and horizontal edges straight. Steph and I worked as a team, I glued and she put the parts together. Hot glue, as you know, cools fast, so it's helpful to have a buddy so you can work quickly.
Once the front was assembled and glue cooled, we flipped it over and attached boards at both ends. The old iron weights are just adding a little pressure as the glue cools and sets.
I'm even using hot glue on the seams to add a little weatherproofing to help keep water from getting under the boards.
Step 5: Seal and Add Numbers and Lights
The sign front and back was finished with a couple of coats of spar urethane to help protect it from the weather.
Time to attach the numbers, back hangers, and solar dusk to dawn lights.
Step 6: Fill Planter Box and Attach to House
Those hooks on the brick are the coolest invention! You can hang stuff on your brick without putting holes in either the brick or mortar. They clip onto the brick. The rings on the back of the sign fit easily onto the clips.
Step 7: Done!
We really love how this turned out and adds some curb appeal to my house!
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