Installing House Numbers on Wood

House Numbers on Wood - Brown County Forge

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There are a few options for installing house numbers on wood, but some mounting methods are easier than others.

Two Main Mounting Methods:

  1. Drilling pilot holes into your siding and mounting with aggressive lag screws to secure it.
  2. Using extremely durable construction adhesive. Once it’s mounted, it’s not coming down.

Mounting Method #1: Drilling Holes

You will need a power drill with a few different bits to make this method happen. If you’re using lag screws you will also need a socket set or a wrench.

  1. First, you want to select a bit size that is slightly smaller than the screw you will be using to mount the numbers. This will ensure that there’s a tight fit.
  2. Next, measure and mark where the mounting holes should go on your wood siding or yard sign.
  3. Drill your pilot holes in the spots you’ve marked.
  4. Double check that your hole placement is correct by comparing the address plaque’s holes to the ones you just made.
  5. Get your lag screws, spacers, and washers set up in the right order with your address plaque.
  6. Using the socket set, wrench, or an old-fashioned screwdriver start tightening down the screws. *It’s helpful to have an extra set of hands to hold it while you do this.

Optional step: Before screwing things down, add some caulking to the holes to form an even tighter seal. This will help protect against moisture and pests in the holes you made in your siding.

Mounting Method #2 (Preferred Method): Construction Adhesive

For this method, you need just 4 items:

  • Gorilla Glue Original or other construction adhesive
  • Your address plate
  • A damp cloth
  • Painter’s tape

Here are the mounting steps:

  1. Dampen the wood surface slightly. This helps the adhesive bond and cure better.
  2. Apply adhesive to the back of your house number plate.
  3. Press the plate firmly to the dampened area while keeping it level.
  4. Secure painter’s tape across the face of the address plate to hold it in place for at least the first 2 hours of curing. The bond will be fully cured in 24 hours.

Which Mounting Method Sounds Best to You?

We prefer to mount using adhesive for a cleaner, more finished look.

There are fewer downsides to it, too.

You don’t put holes in your house.

You don’t need to fiddle with screws and washers.

Ultimately it’s up to you!

Want to Learn More About Our House Numbers?

You can read about our Stainless Steel House Number Plates here:

Custom House Numbers

Learn about mounting on Brick here:

Mounting House Numbers on Brick

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