Rustic Wood Burned Planter Tablescape

  Holidays where family gathers for large meals, are great for festive tablescapes. This woodburned centerpiece combines two Rustic Wood Ledges with a Small and an Extra Large Basswood Country Plank. It can hold candles, flowers, sauces, hors d’oeuvres, wine, … Continue reading

What’s New? We’ve got Slabs!

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

Basswood Country Slabs  Walnut Hollow

Our signature surfaces with the bark edges are so trendy. They are used for many DIY projects including home décor, wedding décor and centerpieces. We now have a limited supply of Basswood Country Slabs™ available – and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Due to the natural characteristics of these unique and one-of-a-kind slabs, the width, shape and depth will vary with each individual piece. These natural characteristics add rustic beauty and allow each Slab to have its own unique features.

Basswood Country Slabs™ are kiln dried to keep the bark intact and to prevent cracking. The rounded side is covered with bark while the bottom is rough-cut and rustic. We take great care to keep the bark intact during our processing and drying time.


When I first saw the Slabs, I had all kinds of ideas running around in my head. They are perfect for centerpieces, tablescapes, DIY shelves and peg racks, bookends, table markers, rustic wedding décor, cabin décor and other creative uses.


I made a holder for LED votives – just drill holes to fit. Note: All of the Slabs do not have moss on them.

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IMG_2281I made a shelf using both the 3” cuts that are sold together. Just attach with wood screws to a longer Slab. They are available in 3 lengths for you to choose from.

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IMG_2286I made a coat rack using hooks I bought at the store – the hooks are attached with screws.

40846 books and birdTo make bookends, you don’t need to do anything but place books between 3″ Wide Basswood Country Slabs (sold in pairs).


40846 table 5 2IMG_2284For the table marker, a slice out of the Slab was cut to hold the piece of foam core.

You can see more about the Basswood Country Slabs™ here. Take a look – I think you’ll agree that they would fit very well into a rustic Thanksgiving or Christmas.