The sign for "room" is the same as the sign
for "box." Use flat hands to show the sides and then bent hands to show the
front and back of the room or box.
ROOM (or "box" -- depending on context)
Note: The sign ROOM is based on the concept of "a box." Thus this sign can
be interpreted as either "room" or "box" depending on context to make your
There is also an initialized form of the sign ROOM that uses "R" handshapes,
it is not
recommended. There is generally no need to ever initialize the the
sign for "ROOM" with "R"-hands since context makes it clear what you mean.
The "R"-hands version is considered to be "Signed English."
The FLAT-hands into BENT-hands version of "room" also works better (slightly
faster and easier to do) for compound signs such as: