Picture of House Number
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

Picture of 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

kayakdiver2 years ago
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.

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.

Now all I need is a laser cutter! ;~)
juliblue2 years ago
Love this!!
Eh Lie Us!2 years ago
When I first saw the thumbnail, I honestly thought that it was metal. Good job man. Great pix too.
emma.banks2 years ago
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. :)

Beautiful work!
oktex2 years ago
Very nice work!
I love the design and steps...amazing what a laser cutter can do!
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.
BrownDesign2 years ago
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.
pstrauss12 years ago
All I can think of is Bioshock. Very nice indeed.
delorayn2 years ago
You should consider making this and selling on ebay :)
graydog1112 years ago
I looked on eBay and found this laser cutter for $4000.00.

pmn93932 years ago
Nice. Reminds me of bioshock.
My first thought too...
After a quick Google image search, I can say that it is very Bioshock.
I might have to get the guys downstairs to make me one.
prmorrow2 years ago
I would like to make this!
Absolutely beautiful work! :D
discovery3 (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Thanks Jesse, it was really awesome writing an instructable for this. Hope to have more cool projects coming up!