How to Measure your Lampshade


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Please click the Tutorial for MEASURING below for your SHADE SHAPE:



Using Still Pictures, Here is how to Measure Your Shade:

ROUND (Click to see a larger image):
  • Round-Top Dimension
  • Round-Bottom Dimension
  • Round-Slant Height

SQUARE (Click to see a larger image):
  • Square-Top Dimension
  • Square-Bottom Dimension
  • Square-Slant Height

OVAL (Click to see a larger image):
  • Oval-Top Width
  • Oval-Top Length
  • Oval-Bottom Width
  • Oval-Bottom Length
  • Oval-Slant Height

RECTANGLE (Click to see a larger image):
  • Rectangle-Top Width
  • Rectangle-Top Length
  • Rectangle-Bottom Width
  • Rectangle-Bottom Length
  • Rectangle-Slant Height

ALSO IMPORTANT! Measuring your Fitter Drop:

In general, your fitter drop is the distance from the "top of the lampshade" to the ring (fitter) that attaches to your lamp base. You can put something 'straight' (like a board or book) across the top and measure vertically straight down to the fitter. It is sometimes easier to turn your lampshade upside down on a table and measure from the table to the fitter. If you need help measuring your fitter drop, please give us a call at the support phone number listed at the top of this website. (Click on an image to see a larger view.)
  • Standard 1/2" Washer; 1/2" Drop
  • Euro; 2" Drop
  • Uno; 4" Drop
  • Cut Washer; 3/4" Drop
  • Standard Washer - 6" Drop
  • Standard Washer - 6" Drop
  • Standard Washer - 3/4" Drop

Help with Lamp Shades
Need help measuring or deciding on a style? Call us at 866-231-JACK (5225)