House Sign Planter How-To

Add a bit of curb appeal with a custom wall planter. 

House Sign Planter

House Sign Planter

This planter is a fun and stylish way to show off your house numbers.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Barnwood siding was used for the wood.

Wood Materials

  • one 16 inch high x 15 ¼ inch wide (backboard)
  • one 4 ½ inch high x 12 inch wide (planter front)
  • two 4 ½ inch high x 3 ½ inch wide (planter sides)
  • one 12 inch pressure treated 1x4 (planter cleat)
House Sign Planter Supplies

House Sign Planter Supplies

House Sign Planter

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Tools and Hardware

  • four 2-inch exterior wood screws
  • twelve 1-inch finish nails
  • wood glue
  • drill
  • hammer
  • counter sink
  • paint and accessories
  • tape measure
  • clamps
House Sign Planter Supplies2

House Sign Planter Supplies2

House Sign Planter

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Any project that allows us to use our stash of wood scraps is a plus. We have serveral pieces of barnwood siding left over from another project that worked perfectly to build this little planter. 

House Sign Planter Step1

House Sign Planter Step1

House Sign Planter

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Paint

Paint the backboard and planter pieces and let them dry thoroughly.

Measure

On the front side of the backboard, draw a straight line from side to side, four inches up from the bottom edge (Image 1). Pre-drill four holes on this line at 2 inches, 5 inches, 9 inches and 12 inches from the right side (Image 2).

Attach Cleat

Clamp a straight edge on the front side of the backboard, with the top of the edge at 3- 3/4 inches from the bottom edge of the backboard. Use the straight edge as a guide to position the planter cleat (Image 1). Block up the upper portion of the backboard, facedown, on scraps of wood as you position the cleat against the clamped straight edge. Use the 2-inch exterior screws to fasten the cleat to the backboard (Image 2).

Add Sides

Flip the assembly over, face-up. Pre-drill the holes for the finish nails in the sides (3 holes each) and bottom edge (6 holes) of the planter front, and along the bottoms (3 holes each) of the planter sides. The holes should be evenly spaced and approximately 1/8 inch in from the edges. Place a bead of glue along the backboard and the right end of the cleat where the right planter side will attach (Image 1), use finish nails to attach it (Image 2). Repeat on the left end. 

Add Front

Place a bead of glue along the exposed edges of the sides and along the front of the cleat (Image 1), and use finish nails to attach the planter front (Image 2). Use a countersink to hide the nail heads (Image 3).

House Sign Planter Step6

House Sign Planter Step6

House Sign Planter

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Add Numbers

Attach the house numbers with the tops positioned 1 inch below the top edge of the backboard, and offset to one side. Touch up paint as needed.

House Sign Planter Cover Vert

House Sign Planter Cover Vert

This planter is a fun and stylish way to show off your house numbers.

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Hang

Add plants. For best results, keep plants in a separate plastic liner and insert the liner into the house marker planter. 

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