This mini chalkboard with a wood frame is made to resemble slate. and has an unfinished wood frame. Paint on or use in other craft projects. The measurement of the chalkboard does not include an additional 3/4 inches for the wooden frame. Chalkboards have a chalkboard surface on one side and plain wood on the back. Best used for decorative painting. You may paint or use a permanent marker on these boards. Use for signs or Instructions. 4x6 inch mini chalkboards can be ordered in bulk.