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Re: Making light fixture questions *LINKS*

William Duffield
Google easily found this MarthaStuart video explaining the process for covering a wire frame lampshade with paper backed veneer.

http://www.marthastewart.com/919596/martha-stewart-makes-veneer-lampshade

Using the same process and with a little more care, you should be able to get a more transparent shade using unbacked veneer.

I don't know how old the video is, but Constantine's closed their Brooklyn store back in the '90s.

http://www.constantines.com

I still have some veneers from their Sunrise, FL store in my archives. Your Woodcraft in Glen Allen should carry a good selection of backed and unbacked veneers from Sauer's.

http://sveneers.com

Martha uses a tool called a bone folder, which isn't spoken of very often here on WoodCentral.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bone_folder

If you don't have a Tapirus bairdii femur, you could make one from boxwood or dogwood.

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