dale tiffany strada crystal table lamp – If you have ever ordered rawhide lamp shades or any sort of lampshade for this matter over the telephone or on the internet, you know it can be a challenging task. It can be quite frustrating because different people measure lampshades differently.
The whole matter is complicated by telephone conversations and internet ordering. If you understand how you should measure a color to get the correct fit and also communicate the appropriate dimensions, you will avoid problems and receive the lamp shade you are expecting.
It isn’t important whether the color is made of rawhide or not, there are a few tips you should know to correctly measure and purchase a shade and also terminology that can allow you to insure that the person receiving your purchase is on precisely the same track. We create custom rawhide lamp shades for rustic western lamps and southwest home decorating. Because we encounter this issue constantly we’ve got some tips that we use to insure the appropriate look for a lamp, even without seeing the lamp ourselves.
How to measure:
- You’ll need to have three important measurements, bottom diameter, top diameter and height. The base diameter is the dimension across the base opening of the lamp color. The elevation of a lampshade ought to be measured straight up and down vertically, not over the slant. When communicating the measurements different folks and shops will set the 3 measurements in different order, it’s not standard, so be careful that you are not confusing the bottom and height measurements for example.
- The height ought to be measured straight up and down, but a few will measure across the slant. These two measurements are often quite different and cause the final shade to be wrong if perplexed. Always clarify the method by which the elevation is measured. We have found that many people who measure the slant of this shade refer to it because the colour’s length rather than height.
Height Measuring Hint:
The reason you should measure height up and down, vertically, is that the elevation dimension of your lamp from bulb socket base to top of harp is probably the minimum vertical elevation you will want to pay the electrical components with the shade
If you are thinking about a stock replacement shade, your lamp’s overall height and appearance can be adjusted. The cable harp that holds the color over the bulb is interchangeable. That is excellent news if a typical shade is state an inch to short. Instead of needing to purchase a custom shade you could change the harp causing the color to sit lower on the lamp to give you the desired appearance.
Shade Mounting Type:
A standard shade mount has a centre bar across the top with a pit for the harp bracket or a washer based by three supports that attach to the top rim of the shade. Both allow the color to be secured to the harp. A bulb clip is simply two wire loops that are connected to the shade’s centre bar and hold the bulb.
An bulb clip adapter can be added to any typical shade allowing it to be placed over the bulb. Chandelier lamp shades normally have built-in ribbon clips made for the little flame or candelabra shaped bulbs. Shades used as hanging lamps can use an uno bracket which includes a centre ring large enough for the bulb socket to pass through. These also appear on a few table lamps. It’s possible to use a bulb clip onto a substitute shade rather than an uno bracket.
Try putting these basic tips to work on the following rawhide lamp color or substitute lampshade project and you will be sure to measure, order and receive the ideal size lamp shade the first time.