This Elk scene can be mounted on a stained plywood background or any thin background of your choice. It fits nicely into a standard pre-purchased 8" x 10" frame. The overlay pieces are glued onto the back board. It is a great project for a newer scroll sawyer with little experience, but nice enough for those of you who have been scrolling for years. This project is great for stack cutting, which also makes it a wonderful candidate for making to sell at craft fairs and sales.