Spaghetti is made from thin white maple veneer strips wrapped delicately around and around eachother. The frame is made of wood. The bulb cord takes a standard compact fluorescent light bulb, or an incandescent light bulb. Hardwiring of the lamp is possible--please contact me for recommendations on hardwiring kits. Otherwise, the cord has a plug on the end of its 15' cord. Hooks for swagging included. The wood is not stained, and is treated to prevent discoloration due to sunlight exposure. A small amount of discoloration may happen over time. The size of the shade is 9" wide by 12" high. Each item is made to order, so yours will vary slightly. Please allow 3-4 weeks. Shipping is for continental US. Please contact me for prices to ship to Alaska and Hawaii. I am happy to make custom sizes, just send me a message!