I like my accents to be a little different. This was the perfect piece for my bedroom. It was quite easy to put together also and not once did I think I'd break the wood. It gives great light even with 2- 40 watt bulbs. I've been thinking of purchasing another one just because. I've had this for just over a year now and haven't had a single issue.
Owned/used this lamp for a little over a month. Top marks for looks, but cheap/shoddy craftsmanship. The mid-section of the bamboo pole split vertically some time after it had been in use (dried out? heat? who knows). The on/off switch MELTED(!!) 4 weeks in, rendering it inoperable. I guess I can count myself lucky it didn't start a fire. I'm going to attempt to return it, although due to his size/construction I don't know how I'll ship it back since I no longer have the box it came in! If you purchase this lamp, please keep an eye on the on/off switch after every use to ensure it does not become a fire hazard.
I was very excited to receive this lamp, however the first one I received had several large cracks in it. Overstock was great, and sent me another one, however this one arrived with the electrical wires completely exposed, and the fabric shade pieces were filthy. I would have tried washing the shade pieces however I was not comfortable with the exposed electrical wires, and considered it a safety hazard. I had to return this second lamp as well, and will not re-order it again.
It is a little short so if you are 6 feet or taller you can see the nuts and nolts on the top. 3 inches taller would have been better but I like it enough to keep it. Takes two people to put it together or 1 very patient person with strong hands.
We bought 2 of these lamps to go with some sunroom wicker furniture. These lamps are eye-catching and really present a nice warm ambiance for entertaining or just relaxing. The design is unique; you need to commit to the project when assembling them and not worry about breaking the wood when stretching the fabric around the frame. It can be a bit unsettling to have to subject a new piece of furniture to stress as part of the assembly project, but this is bamboo and it seems to have an impressive amount of tensile strength; if my ham-fisted efforts didn't break it, then I think it's safe to go for it. These are probably the nicest lamps we have ever bought and kudos to overstock for expanding the market for the people who make them. Would not hesitate to recommend to others. One interesting point is that the plug incorporates a GFCI device; it makes it safer ( although it's probably not necessary on modern circuits ) but a bit bulky to plug on. We really love these lamps; they make us want to go out of our way to sit in the room where we installed them.