Step 1: Gather the stuff you will need

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In addition to an old bird cage, I used the following materials:

- inexpensive light fixture designed for a ceiling fan
- ceiling fan downrod and mounting kit
- 3/4" pipe flange
- small piece of sheet steel
- 16 gauge wire
- paintable sealant
- some misc. lamp parts from an old lamp
- 8" of threaded lamp rod
- 20 inches of 1/4" threaded rod
- misc. nuts & bolts
- spray paint
- ceiling electrical box

The tools I used were:
- rotary tool with a cut-off disk
- metal cutting saw
- drill & bits
- wrenches & screwdrivers
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