Here's a simple project that can vary in size according to your address and the size of the numbers you choose.
What You'll Need
- FlexRock (shown: "Oceanic")
- street numbers (shown: pewter finish)
- frame trim 5 ft (will vary according to size of frame you require)
- 3/8" plywood (backboard) 21" x 7" (adjust accordingly to suit your requirements)
- 3/4" galvanized nails
- 1/2" finishing nails 2134-032
- glazier points (optional)
- exterior wood glue 2020-850
- finishing paint
- mitre saw 1347-037
- screw driver 1059-856
- hammer 1030-306
- clamps 1022-930, 1023-154 to 190
- measuring tape 1048-832
- builder's saw or hand saw 1265-197,
- cap, wainscot or panel moulding (available at Home Hardware Building and Home Building Centres)
Step By Step
- Cut the wooden frame pieces to size using a mitre saw for 45º corners. We used cap moulding, but you can also use wainscoting or panel moulding. All three of these styles have a small notch that runs its length which will overlap the plywood back panel.
- Attach the frame pieces, using 3/4" galvanized nails and exterior wood glue. Clamps come in handy here.
- Cut the 3/8" plywood backboard to size. Ensure that this piece fits into the inside back piece of the frame.
- Follow the manufacturer's instructions to apply a thin layer of FlexRock to the plywood surface.
- When the FlexRock has cured, install the back board into frame, using exterior wood glue and 1/2" finishing nails or glazier points to hold the backboard in place. Friendly advice: Paint the frame first before installing the board.