Make a Street Address Sign

Street Address Sign

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Use this technique to make wood signs for your home or business to indicate address, direction, or entry. You can also carve away the outside of the letters or numbers for a raised-letter effect.

You need
  • Wood Stain
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Stencil
  • Weather resistant varnish
  • Varnish brush
  • Outdoor paint and paint brush
  • Pencil
  • 511E EZ Lock Finishing Abrasive Buffs - 180 & 280 grit (2 Pack)
  • Knot-free board
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 4

Step 1

stenciling numbers on wood

Stain board with your favorite color of wood stain, let dry. Apply layer of varnish over entire sign, let dry. Using a pencil and a template, transfer your street address to the board.

Step 2 4

Step 2

carving stenciled numbers with dremel rotary tool

Use the Dremel Stylus and a 191 high speed cutter to carve out the numbers to a uniform depth.

Step 3 4

Step 3

sanding down numbers with dremel rotary tool

Sand and clean carved areas with 511 abrasive buff.

Step 4 4

Step 4

painting numbers on wood

Paint address numbers a contrasting color to the wood and let dry. Mount as required.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.