By JasonR | Created May 5th, 2020 | Published May 5th, 2020 | Updated May 5th, 2020
These are number templates for a community garden. We have a large number of small garden plots, each plot needs a number painted on. The 'L' shape helps provide consistent alignment with the top of the garden bed.
Numbers are approx. 6" high with approx. 5/8" thick stroke.
Files included (1)
9" x 48" sheet of thin plywood
2" x 48" piece of 3/4" plywood or scrap
Mitre saw or hand saw
Place the file and cut out the numbers
I did number 1-6, then added more tape and rescanned facing the other direction. I cut 7-8 facing the original direction, then turned the board around and cut 9-0.
I guessed at the distance between, you end up with a bit less than 0.75" on each side of each number. The spacing was optimized for the length of thin plywood I had. I used 1/2" however you could easily go thinner.
I placed the numbers down further on the board then cut a scrap of 3/4" plywood to match the same width of each number template, then I glued & nailed the pieces at the top, to allow the templates to sit in a straight line on the garden beds.
I made some spacers using other scrap OSB to try prevent overspray and give the numbers equal distance from each end.