Here's a cool take on the you-can-make-anything-into-a-lamp project: a sleek, hanging pendant lamp made from an upcycled baseball bat. I love the clever use of materials, and that the piece has a built-in story, which makes it a great fit for the masculine home. It involves a bit of basic metaiwork knowledge - cutting and grinding - but no intimidating or expensive welding tools or plasma cutters.
Not bad for a $4 bat from the thriftstore and a basic lamp kit. Get the full how-to from Ben at Homemade Modern: EP43 Baseball Bat Lamp