Quite by accident I discovered that my redwood burl veneer is breathtaking
when lit from behind, so I'd like to make a lamp using that veneer as a
lampshade. Has anyone here made veneer lampshades before? I've seen a few
places online selling them. Got any tips?
What kind of finish would you suggest using? I've been using the Formby's
"Tung Oil" (taken with a grain of salt of course) lately, how would that
work? Would it block any more of the light?
How much do I have to worry about flamability? As long as there are plenty
of inches between the bulb and the veneer this shouldn't be a problem,
The devil...uh...Martha Stewart had a tip online about making simple veneer
lampshades and mentioned that the heat from the bulb will dry out the
veneer over time. But her directions didn't include a finish at all. Will
this make any difference?
If there are any other tips/suggestions/warnings please advise!
I anyone has some redwood burl veneer (mine is 1/40" thin) hold it up to a
bright light right now! It's quite a treat.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
-- Thomas Jefferson
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