Look! New House Numbers

Look! New House Numbers

Heather Blaha
Jun 13, 2008

Our brand-new house digits couldn't be more different than what we inherited. With a die-cut machine available at his office, my husband cranked out these fantastic mirrored numbers. Here's how he did it:

The short explanation, in his own words:

I exported an Illustrator file with the numbers (outlines only, no fill) to .dwg format (readable by AutoCAD), scaled it up to the right size, and then sent the file to a laser-cutter (like printing).

There are plastic fabricators in Chicago like Petersen Brothers Plastics on Pulaski Rd. that can do it, usually they need a digital file that reads vector graphic information.

And these were the sad, little old ones:

See more great house numbers on AT here (top ten) and here (numbers from Chiasso).

Next up: Washing our home's filthy brick. Suggestions or services??

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