Lamp building. It's actually a very addictive hobby to get involved in. Wal-Mart's lanterns actually serve a very constructive purpose, even if you wind up getting one that doesn't hold kerosene, and you don't want to follow Dietz's advice for how to seal a leaking fount. The black one was my first attempt, and there are some steps that I'm less than proud of. The red one is a considerable improvement in terms of basic workmanship. Both of them are capable of handling a 75 watt bulb, so there's a great deal of flexibility if you want something either decorative or functional.