Address Sign

On our block, all of the addresses are painted on the curbs next to the driveway. They’re very faded and it’s almost impossible to discern the street number while you’re moving in your car. Who looks at the curb anyway? Even if someone down the block has noticeable numbers you could use as a benchmark, the randomness of the double-lots would throw you off every time. Whenever we’re having friends over or something is being delivered, we have to tell everyone to look for a green porch swing. I decided to finally make an address marker that would be impossible to miss.

I wanted it to be in the fashion of some of the wrought-iron plaques that some neighbors have, but I wanted to use some of the scrap pine that’s laying around my garage.

After filling over the screw holes and painting the wood, I came to the sobering realization that my address sign looked like pure, unadulterated crap. We already had some black street numbers that were posted on a brick column on our front porch, but no one ever saw them from the road. I decided they’d go better on the address marker, but they were too big to fit on the oval face.

I didn’t like the crude look of the oval sign anyway, so I went back to the drawing board. I decided to just go with a rectangular design that would be easier to rout along the edges.

I painted both of the signs and put on a thick clear-coat to protect against the weather. I told the wife she could use the oval one to make a marker for her garden.

It came out pretty good, I think.

Address Sign
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  • June 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Looks good, but you need to do something else with your spare time. Try killing a hooker.


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