First I had some scrap boards (leftover from the desk my hubby MADE - he's awesome!) so that's the size I chose. It's totally up to you on dimensions. You'll also need fabric, corkboard, a staple gun, and picture hangers. First lay your board down on the cork to trace and then cut out a piece to cover the front of the board. Do the same for the fabric, but be sure to cut it bigger than the board because it needs to wrap the edges.