If possible, paint your ceiling white. That'll help a lot.Wood is a hard pass on light fixtures in my book. This house is dark and has 8ft ceilings. I'm usually scrapping for every bit of light I can possibly bounce off the ceiling somehow
Nice work dude. I've got a couple cracked cymbals I wouldn't mind sacrificing for a lamp shade like that.
Already doing that with a few cheap Amazon "snare drums." The motivation to do it came when I was "gifted" some scrap wood and had enough 1/8" plywood to make six 14" heads (like Index Drums). Yes, I run head first into wold tangents with minimal coaxing.