What do you do when your new roommates are using an old frying pan as an ashtray on the porch?

You reclaim the Ikea Bargain Bin speaker stand you dumped there a long time ago, and make a standing ashtray out of it.

Frying Pan
Figure 1. A dirty old frying pan from some long-gone renter’s trash.

nuts and bolts
Figure 2.  Three holes, three nuts, three bolts.

Figure 3.  Instant class, i.e. “no more having to crouch down to extinguish your smoking materials.”

Oh yeah, and after you’re done, you spend more time blogging about the project than you spent working on it (but at least you didn’t spend more time doing either than you spent thinking about it.)

The end.