We used five of these fixtures on the three porches that surround the 160 year old farmhouse we are renovating. They look great with the style of the house, especially the seeded glass. We love the fact that the bottoms are open, so dead bugs will just fall to the porch instead of collecting in the glass shade. I couldn't fairly answer the instructions and assembly question, as the electricians did the installation.
I am very happy I ordered this fixture. My husband and I installed in a matter of minutes, looks great and great lighting for our front porch. Wanted a fixture that was not enclosed on the bottom, to allow the bugs to drop out of bottom. was tired of cleaning old fixture of accumulation of dead insects, as this is how I shattered the glass on my old fixture.
Would definitely recommend, and thought the price was more than worth it.