For this project, you're going to need a frame with wide, flat sides that can stand by itself. You'll also need a wire coat hanger. For tools, you'll need a drill and drill bit that matches the diameter of the wire you're using, a flat-head screwdriver, needle nose pliers, and tin snips. Also, if you're going to paint or stain, you'll need those supplies. If you are using an upcycled frame, you'll need to deconstruct it. I'm using a painter's tool to help remove the backing.