Around the House,  DIY

DIY In-Ground House Number Post

Hello there, beautiful people!

Today’s post is short but is an extension of sorts from my Spring front yard clean up.  Today I’m sharing a super easy and cheap DIY to solve the problem we had with our house numbers.

Since we moved in back in 2015, I’ve had a lot of people tell me that our house numbers are really hard to see, especially at night time.  So, in the wake of our front yard clean up, I decided to fix this problem.  Really, it was quite an easy fix and super inexpensive too.


So to begin, you’ll need just a few things.  You’ll need house numbers (this seems pretty obvious?), a post (we used a pressure treated 4x4x6), some sort of post cap (this copper one we got also has a solar light on it), some sort of paint or stain (we used the same white stain that we used to stain the posts on our back deck) and that’s really it!

If you are going to paint or stain your post, now is the time to do it.  Word to the wise, if you are using pressure treated wood, you’re going to need a good few coats of paint because the treatment in the wood will seep through.  I didn’t paint the entire post, but rather I painted about 3 feet of the post because the other 3 feet will be buried in the ground.

Once the post is painted and dry, glue on your post cap with some wood glue and allow that to dry.

Next, attach your numbers according to the directions and viola!

Last but not least, you’re going to need to dig your hole and put your post in there.  We dug our hole a little more than 3 feet deep.

Before you even dig, you’ll want to call your state’s one call system.  In PA it’s 811.  This is to ensure that there are no pipe, electrical lines, telephone lines, etc. wherever you are digging.  Be safe and smart and just give the number a call.

That’s literally it, guys.  I told you it was easy!


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