Imo, the most important part was the bottom because most of the brash grow from bottom up and also because of the hood abstraction i don't see what is going on there. It is why I welded a solid peace of metal there except for some designer touch - drilling some holes, no purpose, just pure beauty
The upper part - I had some thouts about. I did not want to make it solid, so, expended metal came to mind, but in this dark hole where I live I could not find any. I had to travel at least an hour to probably get some and it was in question as well. And I thought it is less sturdy than I'd like it to be.
But I had some 10 ft of not welded chain.
Actually it went real fast after the first raw.