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Make an adress display planter

Build an attractive address display to hang at the entrance of your home.

Want to make your house number more decorative? Learning how to make an adress planter will allow you to have the perfect place for a plant and your house will have a fresh new look. As a result, your visitors will receive a much warmer welcome and the postman will be happy to drop letters at your door.

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIALS

- Construction adhesive (eg. UniBond One For All)
- Wooden board (15 x 100 x 2400 mm)
- Plastic foil
- Wooden box
- Street number

TOOLS

Varnish, Brush, Paint tray, Ruler, Cartridge gun, Cutter, A pencil

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Get the Materials

You will need a construction adhesive (eg. UniBond One For All), a wooden board (15 x 100 x 2400 mm), plastic foil, a wooden box, your street number, varnish, a brush, a ruler, a paint tray, a cartridge gun, a cutter and a pencil.

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STEP 1

Mark the plastic foil

Using the box as reference, define the dimensions of the plastic foil that you will use to cover the box and protect it from the plant dirt and water. Then, mark the dimensions with a pencil and the ruler on the plastic foil.

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STEP 2

Cut the plastic foil

Cut the plastic foil to cover the inside faces of the wooden box. The plastic foil will avoid the dirt to damage the wood.

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STEP 3

Glue the plastic foil I

Apply dots of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to the inside parts of the plastic foil.

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STEP 4

Glue the plastic foil II

Then, fold it in the correct position and place it inside the wooden box. Apply pressure during 10 seconds in order to assure a good adhesion.

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STEP 5

Mark the position of the box

With the pencil and metal ruler, mark the position where you want the planter to be. It should fit on the address display and leave room for the door number. Now you can start thinking about which plants you're choosing to put in it!

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STEP 6

Glue the box

Apply rows of construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to one side of the wooden box and glue it on the position you just marked on the wooden board.

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STEP 7

Mark the position of the numbers

It’s time to glue the numbers. First, make sure to mark the best position on the wooden board so the plants can grow without covering your street number.

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STEP 8

Glue the numbers

Now, apply a bead of construction adhesive to the back of the numbers along the surface and stick them to the wooden board. Make pressure for a couple of seconds and let it dry for 24 hours. Looks good, right?

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STEP 9

Varnish the display

Once it dries, protect the work surface with plastic and varnish the whole display in order to protect it from dust, sun, wind, snow, … This will make your display last much longer. But first, allow it to dry for 24 hours.

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STEP 10

Hang it on the wall

Can you believe that it's done? But why do you need a address display if it's not outside on the wall by your door? It's time to hang it up!

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STEP 11

Looks great!

Now you know how to make an adress display planter you can place it by your door where you can put some flowers to brighten up the entrance. Welcome home! And to make your entrance even brighter, you can also fix your outside light!

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