We did several wood projects below:

First of all, Landon made a Farmhouse Address Sign for our house a few summers ago for 4-H. We got the idea online and wanted something similar for our place. Here are the details if you are interested in making one!

 

 

Materials:

  • Old barn door wood
  • Stainless steel screws
  • Caulk
  • House #s
  • Plastic bag
  • Potting soil
  • Succulents

Tools

  • Table saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Pry bar
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Tape measure
  • 4-square
  • Caulk gun
  • Pliers
  • Awl
  • Rubber mallet

 

Here is what the old barn wood started as. We used a chisel, hammer, and pry bar to remove old hardware and nails out of the wood.

 

 

 

 

Then we were able to cut it to the size of our liking using a circular saw and table saw.

 

 

 

Next, he measured the reclaimed wood for the planter box.

 

He used a 4-square to mark the wood.

 

Then we used a compound miter saw to cut the wood for the planter box.

 

He drilled partial holes in old door supports and used screws to make the sign more sturdy as the old nails had loosened over time.

 

 

Then they attached the planter box to the sign using screws.

 

Then he ripped more barn wood to the thickness of the sign.

 

They used the compound miter saw to cut wood to make a frame.

 

 

 

 

They secured the frame with screws.

 

Next up were the house #s. They used an awl to mark the location of the drill holes.

 

 

We caulked the back of our numbers so that insects could not make nests and burrow in behind the numbers.

 

We drilled holes for the numbers slightly smaller than the stud that was on the back of the numbers. After that, we used a rubber mallet to tap the numbers in place.

 

Looks like a sign! Now the fun part for me.

 

We lined the planter box with a plastic bag to keep the soil moist after watering and not drip mud onto our house siding. We filled the bag with potting soil and planted our succulents. 

 

Ready to hang on the house!

 

It was a fun project, and he ended up getting Best of Class. I love seeing it hung on the house knowing they made it in love for me. 

 

While working on the address sign, another wood project was going on.  Tater made me a huge planter box for our front yard. You may have spied it in our house painting post. It was not yet painted. He used my parents old siding. We have used their siding to make so many things! The girls enjoyed using it to play in for the day.

 

 

 

He also added a nice wood back to our dinner bell and hung it on the house. 😍


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