Using veneer for lamp shade

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Forum topic by RichGreer2r posted 04-22-2016 01:27 PM 428 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2016 01:27 PM

I have acquired a large collection of unique veneers. I have little interest in using them in the convential way. I wonder – can I use veneer as a lamp shade. I would make a wood frame and insert flat sheets of veneer. Has anyone else done this? Does anyone have advice on how to do this? To add strength, could/should I put 2 or more sheets of veneer together? Should I glue the sheets together?

Any advise would be appreciated.

-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA

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#1 posted 04-22-2016 01:32 PM

See these projects:

The veneer is epoxied to lexan. Plans came from Wood magazine #200.

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 07:16 PM

Also consider this:

I think if the surface area is large, a backer would be needed

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