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What kind of paper should I buy for making my own lamp shade?

Asked by ALM (64 points ) August 17th, 2007
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nomtastic's avatar

the bigger issue is making sure you have a proper wire frame thingy so the paper doesn't catch fire.

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After doing some research, I found the answer to my own question. Rice paper is less flammable - therefore it is the best type of paper to use for making lamp shades. Also, it is important you use a low wattage bulb. Most fires happen as a result of a bulb that gets too hot. For a little tutorial... http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ll_shades/article/0,2041,DIY_14050_2273027,00.html

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