Cons: The pole of the lamp is not one piece, but 4 pieces (pre-threaded with electrical cord) that you screw together. The bottom piece does not fit very deeply into the base, which makes the pole loose, and the lamp wobbles when you touch it. The arm and lampshade are heavy, and make the whole lamp lean sideways a little. For this reason I had to put the lamp way behind a chair where I wouldn't bump into it and knock it over. Pros: The design is attractive. I like the wide shallow shade because it allows a lot of light to come from the lamp.