This is an unassembled message center kit that kids love to put together! They get to build their masterpiece and then are always proud to put it to use. The message center has a cork board and a chalk board insert.Each kit comes unassembled and ready to put together. Each kit comes with nails and instructions and are easy so easy to put together, even adults can do it. Once put together, the kits are ready to decorate. The approximate size of the piece when finished is 12.25" wide by 11.5" tall.We highly recommend that you pre-drill the holes for the kits. Use a slightly smaller drill bit than the nails (this will help prevent splitting the wood and make it easier for the kids to nail together).There is hardly a better time than working with kids when they are building and decorating their masterpieces!