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DIY House Number Sign Tutorial

A DIY house number sign laying in the grass

Whether you have an older-style home or want to boost your exterior curb appeal, budget-friendly DIY projects are the perfect way to update your front entrance without undergoing a major renovation. Replacing your hardware is an inexpensive place to start, but if you want to take it a step further, this DIY house number sign offers a more modern and stylish statement piece than a simple number swap. 

With a little creative energy and confidence in using a couple of common power tools, this DIY house number sign tutorial is a relatively simple project suitable for just about any experience level. It can be tackled over the weekend, or even within a day if you get an early start to accommodate drying times! 

What You Need 

Before getting started, review the required tools and materials to evaluate what you already have on hand and what you’ll need to pick up from your local Doug Ashy. You can find everything you need at any one of our eight retail stores for a one-stop shopping trip!


1″ x 6″ pine lumber board (length dependent on house number quantity and size)

1″ x 2″ PVC trim (length dependent on lumber board dimensions)

Modern floating address numbers (we used 5” hardware)

Minwax® Wood Finish™ Penetrating Stain (stain used is Special Walnut)

Minwax® Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane Spray in Clear Satin

White wood filler (to fill and seal small gaps in trim)

Clear silicone caulk

Course, 80-grit sandpaper 

Fine, 120-grit sanding sponge

2” Finish nails

2 - D-ring hooks



Miter saw

Orbital sander 

Tape measure


Hammer (or nailgun) 


How to Make a DIY House Number Sign 

Now that you’ve gathered all your supplies, it’s time to get started. Watch this tutorial video for easy, step-by-step instructions on how to create a modern address sign from start to finish.


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