My son is working through his Webelos activity badges for Cub Scouts. One of the assignments was to create a display for awards. I was thinking shadow box; four pieces and you're done. He, of course, had constructed the Taj Mahal in his mind. It was time for a reckoning.
We headed to the salvage/scrap store in hopes of Cool Things, but managed to get some neat rusty bolts and some trim. Not quite enough. So next we headed to the hardware store and wound up with brass tubing, metal faucet handles, and a miter saw. But it was worth it: