The latest show and tell on Instructables teaches you how to make an electric umbrella, an idea I was quite impressed with. I don’t have the tools nor the patience to actually make one, but I love the idea regardless. The final product includes a dimmer switch and all, for ambiance of course!
If you haven’t checked out Instructables yet, it’s worth a peek. Dubbed the “world’s largest show and tell,” users post instructions to various projects ranging from how to build a “totally awesome airplane” to how to “grow a square watermelon.”