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.