I came up with a light similar to the one we liked, but would be more custom and would match our decorating style a little better. It would have 5 pendant lights and each would be a different length to create a random staggered pattern. Move on to the next steps see how I created it!
Step 1: Finding the right base
Last year I had tore down part of our kids' old wooden play set as it wasn't very safe anymore, and waddaya know, there in our storage shed was the lumber I salvaged! In amongst that lumber was a 5/4" board the swings had hung from! This worked out perfectly since it was thick enough to hide the wiring, but thinner than a regular 2x4. Now all I had to do was make it into a light fixture!