We have a lot of junk pieces of wood left over from a home improvement project, so I've been looking through them for pieces that I can make into things and the one above was perfect for a saltbox house. I only had to trim it down a little. Needs a little more sanding, I have to get heavier sandpaper, only have really fine stuff and it did not work to good.
These names blocks are all over ebay and etsy right now, but if I can make them myself for nothing instead of paying $10.00 or more for them, why not. They too need more sanding. (Yes, my name is actually spelled with an e on the end, but I like it without, so I use that sometimes)