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How to Measure a Shade

Canterbury Roseart Support

April 26, 2015

When shopping for new lamp shades on our site, you’ll see shades listed with different measurements. These measurements are always listed the same way: (A) the distance in inches across the top (could be one measurement if round or square, or two measurements if oval or rectangular), (B) across the bottom, and (C) the vertical slant (or the vertical height if applicable). If you are replacing an existing shade, measure the old shade using this same method with a ruler or retractable tape measure.


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Measuring your Fitter Drop

Canterbury Roseart Support

April 26, 2015

In general, your fitter drop is the distance from the "top of the lampshade" to the ring (fitter) that attaches to your lamp base. 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.


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