This is a semi art deco style house number/address made from laser cut wood.

It is an affordable, practical, safe, and fun project for people of any age.

While the design I use is art deco style, my intention is to simply demonstrate a concept of how you can implement your own interests and ideas into creating a house number that is your own.

Although a laser cutter is used as a tool, an awesome design can be achieved using other tools and the same theory.

I hope you will modify my design to reflect yourself and share pictures with me.
-Dylan Morrow

Step 1: Materials and Tools

House Sign:

1'x2'  .25" Thick Scrap Oak Wood Sheet
1'x2'  .125" Thick Birch Wood Sheet
Wood Glue - Elmer's Brand
Acrylic Silver Metallic Paint
Small Paint Brush
Small Foam Brush
Cleaning Rag
3" x 3" 150 - 400 Grit Sandpaper
2x 3" Length Cement Mounting Screws
2x Cement Mounts

Optional: Clear Spray or Paint On Polyurethane (Adult Supervision Recommended)

Laser Cutter (Capable of Cutting Through .25" Wood, Bed Size Minumum of 6" x 6")
Electric Drill
.25" Drill Bit

This looks so good I simply had to take a closer look. The outer border has a cool mechanical pattern that reminded me of a fancy motorcycle sprocket, and the inside has a more organic pattern - a nice combination that works well here. <br> <br>Not to detract from your design, but one additional step could also be to attach small wood discs to the house,then glue the numbers assembly to the discs, thereby hiding the screws and making people wonder how you accomplished the attachment. <br> <br>Now all I need is a laser cutter! ;~)
Love this!!
When I first saw the thumbnail, I honestly thought that it was metal. Good job man. Great pix too.
It is nice, I like it. However it is sad you did not centre it on the pillar ;)
Nah, I really like the placement. (The light isn't centered; it works. :) <br> <br>Beautiful work!
Very nice work! <br>I love the design and steps...amazing what a laser cutter can do! <br>Tip: <br>If you want to fill the holes from previous install you can use colored grout and fix them so no one can tell. Just get hydraulic cement and a bottle of liquid color from one of the box stores. Mix in measured proportions (what you think will resemble proper shading) on an old brick or scrap wood, allow to dry and adjust your color till you get it right. Play with the texturing a bit and no one will be able to see the repair.
Really? This is what you choose to comment about? The instructable was great. The result was beautiful. And there could be a thousand reasons for mounting it off center.
I don't care one way or the other for the design... It's nice enough. <br> <br>My main issue, is that IF I were to make something that nice, with all the time and effort put into it, is LONGEVITY. <br> <br>Like how can I pull this off, to make it last like 20 or 30 years - out doors and in the weather? <br> <br>Like sure, it's not a brass casting... but what other steps can be taken to make it for all intents and purposes, into a more or less permanent fixture? <br> <br>If you can some how crack it, to make it last 200 or 300 years - that would be very good. <br>
All I can think of is Bioshock. Very nice indeed.
You should consider making this and selling on ebay :)
I looked on eBay and found this laser cutter for $4000.00. <br> <br>http://www.ebay.com/itm/CNC-laser-cutter-laser-engraver-24x36-high-quality-free-shipment-hot-sale-/130856506802
Nice. Reminds me of bioshock.
My first thought too... <br>After a quick Google image search, I can say that it is very Bioshock. <br>I might have to get the guys downstairs to make me one.
I would like to make this!
Absolutely beautiful work! :D
Thanks Jesse, it was really awesome writing an instructable for this. Hope to have more cool projects coming up!

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