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#1 posted 01-10-2018 04:50 PM



I have used pine, yellow cedar, and douglas fir for shades, plane wood as thin as you can, then sand thinner, hold up to lite and wow.On mine the top of the shade is open and the bulb was about 3” away from shade, it`s like a chimney.And I`ve used 100 watt bulbs and left on for over 24hrs with no fires.
The lamps look great on or off, the wood grain colors the better.

- cut50

Huh! Really interesting. Thanks for all the replies and tips, all!

I need to make sure that whatever I do, it’s fairly sturdy… I’ve got some young ‘uns that are hard on furniture. How does mica stand up to balls or stuffed animals or toys being thrown at it?

-- Pete


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