I opened and assembled the first lamp shortly after arrival. No problems, good quality and just what I wanted. I had to postpone assembling the 2d one and before I realized it the carton went out with the trash. When I attempted to assemble the 2d lamp the pieces would not go together, would not tighten. I had my maintenance friend take a look at it and he agreed the threads were stripped. I eventually used epoxy and it looks great but I could not give a higher review under the circumstances.
Lamp came in three pieces that were to be screwed together. The threads on the first piece were installed in one of the pieces crooked so when you put the second piece on it's crooked. The glass piece is too heavy for the base because the metal so cheap.
I just got this lamp yesterday after ordering a week ago, the lamp is beautiful and goes so well with my bedroom, very good quality the glass is a beautiful smoke color, it goes very well with the shade and excellent price, I have found a lot of stuff in overstock at great price.