First off, the tiny pieces of styrofoam packing material flew everywhere. We had to clean up for several days, even outside. Assembly wasn't too difficult but when finished the pieces still wobbled, no matter how tightly we fit them together. We had to use a special tool we luckily had, it just wouldn't tighten enough without it. Also there was an oily film over all the glass, why? Maybe the glass dries out without it? Made me think it wasn't really glass but some substitute that kind of looks like glass; I still can't tell. It does look pretty nice but not spectacular. I'd have returned it but packing it back up seemed impossibly difficult so I'm just tolerating it as it is. At least it provides the reading light I needed.By the way I reviewed this a long time ago at your request but when I cliked on "Preview" my review was obliterated. Please don't do that again.