The lamp went together easily enough, but one of the threads would not tighten all the way. Not wanting to strip the thread further, I did not screw that part tightly and the lamp is standing fine as is. There are a few snags in the lampshade, but overall I like this lamp in my living room and did not want to go through the hassle of returning or exchanging it.
The lamp itself is great, just what I wanted. The problem is in assembling the lamp. The male threads do not align well with the female threads and are easily stripped. Great care must be taken in screwing the two pieces together. This must be done 4 times. Difficult at best. Also, adding to the difficulty is trying to screw in the pieces that are cumbersome.
Price was right. Shade is plastic but you don't know that unless you touch it. It is a light weight lamp with a light weight base, and I have had trouble positioning it perfectly vertical on my carpet. Probably not a problem on a hard floor. Some have said it's a problem putting it together and have stripped the threads. The metal is quite soft so carefully carefully put it together. You only have to do it once. Pretty satisfied with it.
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