I originally wanted the other background, but decided on this one because of the price (less expensive) and I'm glad I got this one! It was packed well, easy to put together and nicely made.
Are the panels solid with vertical grooves/lines carved/painted into/onto them or are there numerous slats secured side by side in the back? It has three solid panels that are painted with lines carved into them. The two side pieces hook to the middle piece. Holds together well and looks great! Can you use the willow tree nativity set with this or do you have to get The Christmas Story figurines?? I have the Willow Tree CHRISTmas Story figurines. These are larger than the other nativity set. Joseph is nearly 15 inches tall. Mary is a couple inches shorter. The animals are larger, I have two sheep and one donkey, came in a set called gentle animals of the stable; by willow tree The sanctuary is about 20 inches wide and the tallest point is 24 inches. I keep it out year round. It is a beautiful piece altogether. How thick are the vertical panels? (They look a little flimsy) These are not flimsy at all. It's very thick, sturdy, and can stand on it's own.