I've been working on the floor lamp which spun off the Advent candle stand. I've got several people waiting for plans for this and the candle stand so I've been searching for materials and such. A little Google searching turned up with several suppliers of sheet mica for lamp shades. Now I need to sort out whether the mica needs a glass or acrylic backing to support it. The stuff is quite thin and I don't want it to sag and fall out of the shade frame.
While I'm waiting to hear back from the mica suppliers about that I figured I'd give the lamp some context. The overall height of the lamp with the shade is about 76 in. Is that too tall? I usually think most floor lamps are too short. What do you think?
After I've sorted out the mica for the shade I need to work out the joinery for the lamp shade parts and add that to the plan, too. I was thinking about the construction of the shade frame and guessing this might be one of those projects for which Bridge City's Joint Maker Pro would be handy. It's a lot of money but it could be a nice tool for this.