How do you measure a drum for a lampshade?

How do you measure a drum for a lampshade?

How do you measure a drum for a lampshade?

Lampshades are measured and sized using the diameters of the top and bottom as well as a side measurement:

  1. A – Length and width across the top of the lampshade.
  2. B – Length and width across the bottom of the lampshade.
  3. C – Slant height measured from top to bottom along the side of the lampshade.

What is a UNO shade?

An uno lamp shade is a type of shade that fits onto a lamp socket with an uno fitter. The uno fitter has arms radiating outward attached to the inside edges of the shade that support a hollow round piece that slides over the socket.

What is a spider type lamp shade?

Spider lamp shades are the most common kind of shade for both floor and table lamps. The term spider lamp shade refers to the kind of fitting the shade has. The harp is an oval piece of wire that attaches to the lamp, goes up and around the light bulb, and has a screw on top that the spider shade lamp shade sits on.

What is an empire lamp shade?

So, what is an empire lampshade? In general, the empire style is one in which the top diameter of the lampshade is about ½ of the diameter of the bottom of the lampshade; the style exhibits a straight, gentle slope from the top of the lampshade to the bottom of the shade.

What is an UNO shade?

What is a Euro fitter?

A Euro fitter joins the lamp to the light between two parts surrounding the bulb, held in place by a thin gap that exists between the bulb socket and base. European Fitters are also known as ES fittings (Edison Screw or European Standard).

How do you pick the right size lampshade?

The shade should be twice as wide as the lamp base, and one third of the total height of the lamp. So for a 6-inch lamp base, the shade should be at least 12 inches wide. And if the total height of the lamp (including the bulb and harp) is 24 inches, the shade should be 8 inches tall.