I was very pleased with this fixture and consider it a very good value. The construction was above average. The gauge of metal used was a bit heavier than the cheaper ones typically found at the big box stores. The fixture itself is on the smaller side which was what I was looking for. One of the reasons I chose it was because the interior side of the shade was not coated white like similar ones of this type typcially are. Although this cuts down a little on the amount of light (less refelective), it carries through the "old" look of the fixture and the hammer texture can be seen too. I would recommend this fixture to others, especially for the price.