My husband is pretty handy, although a lot of his work is by the trial-and-error method! We bought two of these lights, although I had read the other reviews and had seen that people had trouble with the assembly...I figured my husband could figure them out, as he has hung several other lights in our house. At least five times during the 3+ hours it took him to get them up, he asked if I was absolutely sure I didn't want to box them up and return them! Several pieces didn't fit, and he had to drill extra holes or make other adjustments. Once up, they look great...but if your patience is thin, opt for another fixture! I gave three stars because of the difficulty in assembly...and I would recommend to a friend, but only after I told them to expect a long job!