When this arrived, the box was opened on the ends and we couldn't be entirely sure that all pieces arrived safely. There were a few sections that did not go together easily; hubby had to reshape some of the metal ends to get them to fit together. Once it was all together (thankfully all pieces had arrived), it turns out that the base of the lamp is taller than the opening under my sofa, so we can't tuck it under the sofa as I would have preferred. All that being said, we bought this because the price was right. Similar styles were at least twice as much and we just couldn't see spending the extra money. It brings much needed light to the corner of my previously dark sectional sofa. I haven't been able to read on the couch due to poor lighting for years, so it works fine.