This background was made with an image generated by Reptile, an excellent freeware program for creating textured and graded backgrounds. It comes with plenty of built in templates to get you started.
Please copy the images on to your server and don't link them back to this site from your own page. It slows down the loading of your page, and if I shift or rename the images your page will have broken images on it.
The best way to keep the text off these narrowly bordered backgrounds is to set the entire page text within an unordered list <UL> </UL> tag - this automatically sets the text in from the margin.
Another alternative is to set everything within a table with the border set at zero and width of the empty left-hand column set at 30 pixels.