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DIY Style – Do A Number On Your House


Home is where the art is, and this quirky house number will certainly breathe fresh life onto the face of your house. You can create a unique house number plaque with just a few simple items from BUCO.

Shopping list

You will need some pine panels:

  • 1 x Backing board (450mm x 350mm)
  • 2 x Side Panels (50mm x 249mm)
  • 1 x Bottom panel (84mm x 50mm)
  • 1 x Front panel (120mm x 140mm)

You will also need some other items:

  • House numbers made from any weatherproof material (Wood, brass, stainless steel, etc)
  • Wood stain
  • Wood glue
  • Wood screws (40mm)
  • Wood filler
  • Paintbrush
  • Cordless drill & bits
  • Panel Pins
  • Sandpaper (100 grit)
  • Pencil


Watch this short video as Misi takes us through the project, or follow the step by step guide below.

How to create a unique face your house number:

  1. Start by gluing the pre-cut pieces of pine together to form a box – drizzle glue along the edge of the 84mm x 50mm piece and secure the 2 x 50mm x 249mm pieces onto it then finally, add the 120mm x 140mm piece to form the box
  2. Secure the side panels to the bottom panel with the screws and cover up with wood filler
  3. Mark the position of the box on the back panel with a pencil to ensure enough space for the planter and the numbers on the panel, then place the box onto the marked spot
  4. Sand down the surfaces until nice and smooth and dust off
  5. Paint a few thin layers of wood stain, leaving it to dry between each coat
  6. Position the numbers and make guiding holes with either a pencil or the first few millimeters of the drill tip
  7. Screw the numbers in place securely with wood screws
  8. Drill in two holes in the panel, 4cm from the top and 4cm from the sides, to create a space to hang it up against the wall
  9. Add your desired foliage to the box to finish off the look

And voilà! A bit of rudimentary woodwork, a quick coat and a pretty outdoor planter, and your front door does so much more! Visit your nearest BUCO to find all the DIY project items you need to do more with your home.