Wood Standing Table Numbers

wood table numbers for wedding diy
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Free plans to build your own wood table numbers!  This is a quick, easy and inexpensive project for your wedding or event.  Paint or stain any color, coordinate with other wood elements to create an event that feels complete.



Cut boards according to plan and give a light sanding. You can get 7 number stands from one 1x4x8 board.


Mark center on front and backside of 5 1/2" board, mark center of 7" upright.

mark board

Place 7" board on top of 5 1/2" board centered and trace it on each side. 


mark center

Trace board and add a little glue to set before nailing.



Set board on traced mark.


Let dry, block up and nail from the bottom.

block up


Sand pencil marks, apply the desired finish and add number.


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Wood Standing Table Numbers

table number dimensions


Shopping List

Per table number:

  • About one foot of 1x4 board (for 10 table numbers, you'll need 10 feet total of 1x4 boards)
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • 3" numbers (can be house numbers, stencils, or cut with a cricut
  • wood stain or paint for finishing
Cut List

Per table number:

  • 1 - 1x4 @ 5" - base
  • 1 - 1x4 @ 6-3/4" - top
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer


Step 1

Elevate the top piece on a scrap piece of wood as shown in the diagram.

Center the top piece on the base and add glue.  Attach with three 1-1/4" brad nails.  Let dry.

Stain or paint as desired.

Add numbers with glue.

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