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Pillsbury 12-22-2006 12:52 PM

Can't Find Spelled Out House Numbers
I'm looking to change the house number over my garage from 903 to Nine Hundred And Three. (numeric to lettered)

I've Googled my brains out and haven't had any luck finding anyone that does it. There are tons of plaques but nothing with just the lettering.

This style of house numbering used to be common, does anyone know where I can find someone that stills sells them this way?

pat11784 12-22-2006 05:50 PM

I haven't seen spelled out numbers for sale anywhere...they used to be on most old houses could try a local ironworks/welding shop..they could make them but it might be cost prohibitive. fyi- a lot of localities require numerals because it's much easier/faster to read by ambulances,firetrucks,police when driving down road looking for an address.

joed 12-22-2006 05:59 PM

This place sells the entire a-z alphabet. You spell out your own.

Also found this

redline 12-28-2006 06:58 AM

You could paint your own numbers on the house.
Or you could buy some flexible wire and make the numbers to your taste.

Pillsbury 12-30-2006 11:56 AM

Thanks everyone for your help. I didn't realize how prohibitive the cost is. Guess I'll just stick with the regular numbers or maybe just get up there with a Sharpie and good intentions :eek: (kidding)

redline 12-30-2006 04:01 PM

How many digits in the house number?

majakdragon 12-31-2006 07:40 AM

With a router, bit, and a piece of wood, you could make your own sign. Lay out the letter style of your choice in pencil and then cut it into the wood. Paint in the cut out sections and then apply Poly or other weather resistant coating. Probably wouldn't take more than a few hours, including drying time.

yummy mummy 12-31-2006 02:01 PM

I like your idea majakdragon.
Many in my neighbourhood have the same type of thing, and looks really nice.

mighty anvil 01-06-2007 12:12 PM

Only do it if you don't mind service people not being able to find your house and dinner guest arriving late and pissed.

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