Frequently Asked Questions


  Custom Round Shade
  Custom Drum Shade
  Custom Oval Shade
  Custom Pendant Shade
  Custom Chandelier Shade
  Custom Square Shade
  Custom Rectangle Shade
  Custom Half Square Shade
  Custom Half Round Shade
  Custom Oversized Shade
  Custom Oval Cut Corner
  Custom Chandelier Surround
  Custom Photo Shade
  Gift Certificates
  --Ordering Swatches--
  --Find Expected Ship Date--


  Shade Shapes and Types
  Shade Measuring
  Attachment/Fitter Types
  Gift Certificates


  NEW Custom Softback
  NEW Inventory Softback
  Square/Rect Softback
  Round/Oval Softback
  Chandelier Softback
  Pleated Softback
  Prestige Fabric Softback
  Designer Linen Softback
  100% Silk Softback
  SoftBack Shade Repair


  All Glass Shades
  Glass - 2 1/4" Fitter
  Glass - 3 1/4" Fitter
  Glass - 4" Fitter
  Glass - 10" Fitter
  Glass - Colored
  Glass - White
  Glass - Bells
  Glass - Cones
  Glass - Half Domes
  Glass - Globes
  Glass - Wall Sconces
  Glass - Unique Shapes
  Glass - Etched

Here are some questions (and their answers) that our support desk agents often asked. If there is something that you would like to know that you don’t see below, please give us a call or email and we would be happy to get an answer to you with a smile.

How soon will my lampshade ship (and what type of shipping do you use)?
At, getting you your lampshade with no defects and in the shortest time possible is our priority. We do not carry any inventory, so each shade we produce is hand made to your specifications. No major manufacturer of lampshades in the industry makes customized lampshades any quicker than During the process of creating your order, please select the Production Lead Time that best suits your needs.

Shipping times, however, may vary depending on your distance from our manufacturing facility. All lamp shades are shipped with FedEx Standard Ground service, resulting in *freight shipping times* of between 1 and 4 business days.

I do not see the fabric that I would like to use. What now?
We offer hundreds of swatches of materials, but inevitably there will be a special fabric that a customer wants to use. Sometimes it is to match a specific drape or furniture. Sometimes it is a relative’s heirloom or a historical piece of fabric. specialized in creating customer lampshades with your own material/fabric. It’s easy, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Please call us before placing your order so that we can inform you of how much material you will need to send us based on your desired shade shape and dimensions.
Step 2: Select the shade shape that you want at the top of the hardback order page and begin building your custom shade.
Step 3: When you get to the "Material" list box while building your lampshade, select the option for "Customer's Own Material (COM)".
Step 4: When you receive your order confirmation please send your fabric to: Jack of All Shades 521 Baltimore Ave, Albertville, AL 35950
Step 5: Please include YOUR contact information with your fabric shipment.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We are an American company serving America. We will make arrangement to take any form or type of payment that you are able to give us. But this is also the Internet. So that means that Visa/MasterCard/AmericanExpress/Discover/PayPal are normally how folks buy lamps from us.

There is something about my special order that I do not see in the options. What now?
Give us a call. Sometimes the worst part of the Internet is that we simply cannot provide all possible combinations and options for everyone that has a need. We try, though! Give us a call or email and tell us what you need, we will get it done.

The custom order form is confusing, do I have to use the internet? Can’t I just talk to someone?
Of course! The Internet certainly is not for everyone. Give us a call or print out our handy order form, fill it out, and fax or mail it to us whenever is convenient for you.

Can I ship to a PO Box or do I need an address?
Unfortunately, we must have an full street address to ship to. POBoxes are not allowed.