I wanted an industrial ceiling light for my little workshop, so I figured I could try and build it.
Materials Reclaimed electrical conduit (27lbs) $27 Metal cage light figure (3) $20 ea Edison bulbs (3) $10 ea Reclaimed safety switch $10 Conduit straps (a lot) $5 a bag Conduit elbows (3) $5 ea Wire, screws, and fuses
One of my favorite places to find unique project starters is Apex Electronics in Burbank CA. This place has anything from oscilloscope to airplane wings. Some of the really interesting pieces are unfortunately only for rent (set dressing/props). So here is where I found the safety switch and electrical conduit.