I have to admit, that when I was looking for a corner rod, I was shocked at the prices so many shops were charging...so when I ran across this corner rod, I thought it was probably poor quality, but it was for the kids bathroom, so who cared. Boy was I wrong. When I opened the box up and saw the rod, I was really impressed. My neighbors have a corner rod in their house (circa 1920's) that is original to the house, and I would say that my overstock purchase is a perfect replica. I did have the rod installed, so I don't know about installation ease. But the item was well packaged, no dents or dings, and arrived within a few days of purchase. If you are looking for a corner rod for your home...go no further than overstock.com!