Hello craft friends! Today I am sharing how to create a rustic desktop memo holder that doubles as a business card holder. Walnut Hollow's chunky Basswood Country Slabs are a blank canvas for creating awesome rustic wood home decor. This DIY wood desk set project requires very basic wood working skills and can be created in less than an hour. The slot on the top can be used for business cards or you can slip a pad of sticky notes in the same spot. I think it's a distinctive modern take on the old desk sets from the 1960's.
The memo center can be displayed with the bark side facing out or the wood side facing out. Consider wood burning or painting a name or inspiring quote on the wood side of the slab or leave it plain for a more rustic feel.
To create this project, gather the following supplies:
- Basswood Country Slab from Walnut Hollow
- Drill with 1/2″ bit
- Sand Paper
- Masking Tape
Here's how to create this DIY wood memo center:
This memo center can be a business card holder or a post-it note holder and will give your desk a distinctive look like no one else! Coworkers will ask, “Anthropologie?” and you'll answer, “No, Walnut Hollow and these two hands.” That's the ultimate in hispter cool.
Where would you use this wood desk set?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
This is so cute. I could definitely use one to help me keep my workspace a little more organized.
This is so great! Do you know where I can find this slab? I’ve been searching everywhere and cannot find it. Thanks in advance!
Jennifer Priest says
I think Walnut Hollow discontinued them 🙁 You might be able to do something similar with these: http://www.walnuthollow.com/store/sale-items/wood-surfaces/basswood-country-rounds-thick-7-9-/ or cut your own. They will need to be dried outside or in a kiln to make sure they don’t get all sappy. HTH!