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DIY Wooden Home Address Wheelbarrow

diy address sign

To help spread the word about The Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself (DIH) Workshops, myself and a handful of awesomely talented bloggers were asked to share our spin on a cute wooden wheelbarrow project. Well, today is the day for our big virtual party, and here’s my take! A fun home address wheelbarrow! Here’s how I made mine, and how YOU can make your own at a FREE workshop near your home!

How To Make A Wooden Home Address Wheelbarrow

My parents’ house is the cutest, but their house number has been on the ground for ages – so, this was my creative fix! The project only took about an hour and added a really awesome impact to the rentals’ yard.

wheelbarrow address display for home

What You’ll Need:

how to make a custom house address sign

Miter Saw
Jig Saw
½” Drill Bit
Measuring Tape

Crates and Pallet Large Wood Crate
2 ̋x 8 ̋x 8 ́ Prime Kiln Dried Board
(3) Pressure-Treated 36 ̋x2 ̋x 2 ̋ Wood Square End Baluster
1⁄2 ̋ x 48 ̋ Wood Round Dowel
2 ½” Multi-Material Screws
1″ Wood Screws

The Steps:

1. Measure and cut the following:

(2) 8″ Legs from one Wood Square End Baluster
(1) 3 ¾” Wheel Axel from Round Dowel

How to build a wheelbarrow
2. Use a compass to map out a 7″ wide circle on the 2 ̋x 8 ̋x 8 ́ Prime Kiln Dried Board.

how to cut wooden wheels

3. Cut out the circle with a jig saw.

how to build a wheelbarrow

4. Use the ½” drill bit to drill a hole through the center of the wheel for the axel to fit.

custom address sign for home
5. Paint your wheel. I used Rustoleum’s Hammered spray for mine!

diy home address

6. Measure and mark the center of both remaining Wood Square End Balusters at 1 ¼” from the ends. Using the ½” drill bit, drill a hole halfway through the baluster at the center mark. This is where the axel for the wheel will go.

diy custom wheelbarrow
7. Insert the axel through the wheel, and install the wheel into the square balusters. Once this is done, screw the balusters onto the bottom of the crate with2 ½” screws – make sure the front of the balusters and the wheel overhang by 6″.

wheelbarrow planter

how to make a wheelbarrow planter

8. Add the smaller 8″ balusters to the outsides of the longer balusters to create the feet. Screw them into the sides of the longer balusters and the bottom of the crate.

wooden wheelbarrow address planter

9. Sand and stain the wheelbarrow.

wheelbarrow address planter

10. Seal the wheelbarrow for outdoor protection – I used a spray finish to get into all of the nooks & crannies.

how to seal outdoor furniture

11. Add your house number.

how to display a house number

Display your house number with love!

wheelbarrow planter for home

If you liked this project, make sure to sign up for you FREE local Home Depot’s Do-It-Herself Workshop by clicking this link: http://thd.co/2bOSbvr

Want some other great ideas for this project? Make sure to check out all of the projects created by the talented team of bloggers that were chosen for this round!

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Keeping It Cozy
The Chronicles of Home
House of Wood
Remodelando La Casa
Pneumatic Addict
The Home I Have Made
Chatfield Court
Homemade By Carmona
My Love 2 Create
Place of My Taste
DIY Huntress
UnCookie Cutter
Sawdust 2 Stitches
Cozy Little House
Love of Home
Duke Manor Farm
Field Treasure Design
Tinsel and Wheat
That’s My Letter
Build Basic
Addicted 2 DIY
Build Craft Love
Averie Lane

Until next time!

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Kim

    What a fun and unique way to display a house number! Filing this idea away for later.

  • Brenda Kula-Pruitt

    I really love your idea of using it for your house number!

  • Megan

    LOVE the house number sign on the side of the wheelbarrow! Looks awesome loaded with flowers and would be perfect year-round!

  • laura janning

    sam, super cute approach to using the wheelbarrow. Im sure your parents love it!

  • Shanna Sorenson

    So cute I really want to make one

  • Gary

    This is too cute! Stick a garden light under it so it gets lit up at night and the pizza guy can find your house 😀

  • Daniel Ryan

    I have seen address wheels on the front of houses before, but it never occurred to me that I should use one as an outdoor storage solution. While this may not be ideal for everyone seeings as the majority of them are made from metal, there’s no reason why you couldn’t paint or varnish one so that it lasts longer. And adding other cute touches like flowers around the base would really make your outside space feel special!

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