What is a compensation sconce plate?

In wall upholstery a compensation sconce plate is a product fitted on a wall. It is a square plate 6″ by 6″ with a round hole in the middle. The thickness is a quarter inch, the same as the fabric track system .

After installation of tracks on the perimeter of a room, an upholstery needs to take care of wall features. So, He removes the sconce, secure electrical wires and push them into the wall. Then, he place a plate on the front of the hole and fix using brad nail. Of course, for a padded effect, he adds some wall padding. Cut on the outer edge of the plate.

Fast forward to the final stage. Once the fabric is installed and the fabric is clear from the hole, the sconce fits onto that plate.

To conclude, the idea behind a product like this is having light feature at the same level as the fabric.

Tips:  Use this plate of ceiling features such as spot lights. It is wide enough to accommodate most type of lights.

Other product much alike

Actually, there is a very similar product that you can use also on walls. It is a compensation switch plate working around electrical outlets.
A switch plate gets install exactly like a sconce plate. Remember you have other device in a room; motion sensor, timer, dimer and more.

Both plates are quick and easy to fit on walls.

Our YouTube video channel has several presentations including a tutorial on switch plate.