This light was a little tedious to put together-the install was easier and quicker than the process of tightening and tweaking everything so the 5 "arms" were all equal and stable. It is worth the effort though because if you want something different than this is it. The proportions of the light are great. The picture does make the colors look more vivid and the reality is a LOT more subdued the the pineapple piece at the bottom is not the same as the pic-just a lighter green without the other color details...but...in the evening when you turn it on the yellow/gold in the glass comes out and with the dimmer switch where you can adjust the light...the result is really beautiful and that is when you see the colors in the glass. So not quite the pic but I am still satisfied-hence 4 instead of 5 stars. I am a pretty handy gal and all the tools are mine. The directions aren't perfect but when are they ever. If you have a little patience and are handy this should be no problem. Also-the little wrench they send with are pretty useless-too soft to really tighten up anything-have your tools handy. Like a previous reviewer wrote-expect this to take 2 hours if you are doing it by yourself.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes