What is a softback lamp shade?

What is a softback lampshade?

Softback shades are created by gathering or stretching the outer fabric over a metal frame, which is then cut off, stitched and finished at the top and the bottom of the shade. Soft back shades are often created with pleats, tucks, gathers or smocking, whereas laminated or hardback shades are uniform and sleek.

What are the 3 types of lampshades?

The three most common types of lampshade assemblies are: Spider, Uno and Clip-on (see diagram).

What does hardback shade mean?

So, what is a hardback lampshade? Hardback shades are made by laminating a fabric or paper onto a plastic liner. Each shade has a top ring and a bottom ring, and the laminated fabric is manufactured to attach to each ring, and then glued on one or more sides, forming the seam.

What does UNO lamp shade mean?

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.

Can you put any lamp shade on any lamp?

In most cases, the type of fitter is not interchangeable, so be sure to match the shade attachment to a compatible lamp base.

What is a spider shade?

A: spider refers to the cross bar configuration at the top of the shade, which requires a harp fixture rising from the base of the bulb to the top, upon which a screw-on finial holds the whole shade together.

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