The depth (from front to back) is 3/4" to 1", and it is fully 3-dimentional (not flat or unfinished on the back). It is designed to be a tabletop piece to be viewed from either side, with equal artistic value (so, you could say that there is no "back side" to the menorah).
**PLEASE NOTE: Always review shipping policies, especially if you have specific time/delivery requirments. It is best to contact us before ordering, if you have a need for a rushed order. Otherwise, it often takes 2 to 3 weeks before Scott can ship an item. THIS YEAR (2013): At this time, we cannot guarantee shipment in time for Hanukkah. You can call Scott if you would like to have up-to-the-minute information about what might be ready to ship. His shop number is 231-264-5858.
Due to the high number of orders we receive before the holidays, we cannot guarantee arrival before December 25 if you order after December 7th. BUT, the availability of each item varies greatly, so after that date it might be possible. An idea often used by customers who want to give a particular item, but have not ordered it soon enough: Give a card with a printed photo of the item, and explain that it is on it way. If you are not concerned about getting it for the holidays, we will be very happy to take your order at any time.
Hand made by Scott Nelles in his studio/foundry in Elk Rapids, Michigan.