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
Step 1: Head to the scrap yard for parts
Step 2: Start small
Step 3: Wire up the Safety Box
Step 4: Add two additional lamps
Step 5: Finished
I think the parts and tool purchases added up to about 300 dollars.
Flipping the safety switch probably requires 10x more strength than a regular light switch and it's so satisfying.
This light enjoyed over a year of illumination and conversation. Sadly, it did not pass building inspection and I was instructed to take it down. So a little pro tip would be to either follow building code or bribe the inspector ;)