How to Attach a Plaque to a Rock

In this guide, you'll learn how to secure a plaque to a rock or boulder using the pre-drilled holes and hardware your Modern House Numbers address plaque includes. Our main goal is to simplify the process and make it accessible to everyone, regardless of previous experience.

Modern House Numbers Aluminum Plaque, 908 Mulholland Drive, installed on rock
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How to Attach a Plaque to a Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide

Modern House Numbers address plaques come with pre-drilled holes, templates, and hidden mounting hardware that make installation easy and worry-free.

  1. The setup is simple – all you need to do is find a smooth, flat surface on the rock where you'll secure your plaque, and attach your template where you'll be installing the plaque. 
  2. Once this step is done, you can move on to drilling the rock. Using a masonry bit or hammer drill is critical, especially for those with no previous drilling experience. 
  3. The time and effort this step requires mainly depend on the hardness of the rock in question. 
  4. After all the holes are drilled accordingly, you'll secure the studs in the backside of the plaque with a small bit of epoxy, slide the spacers over the studs, and then mount the plaque to the stone with a epoxy. 

Modern House Numbers Aluminum So Cal Font, 1065, installed on rock
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    Tips for Installing Plaque to a Rock

    We believe that each installation is unique, and you may face challenges during this process. This is why we created a short list of tips coming from our in-house experts, who have years of experience in the field. 

    When installing a plaque, it’s a good idea to keep the following in mind: 

    • Choose a larger stone with a flat surface; this will make the installation easier
    • Make sure there is contrast between the stone and the plaque for better visibility
    • Approach this process patiently; some plaque installations take more time than others
    • Anticipate that installing the plaque on an uneven rock surface might require extra effort
    Modern House Numbers square black plaque, two fox run, installed on stone post
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    As we explained within our guidelines on how to attach a plaque to a rock, with the right tools, a bit of patience, and a careful approach, adding a plaque to a rock can be a rewarding project.

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    rick mclain, author

    Rick is a licensed architect at repp mclain design & construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck.

    You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.

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