Recycling oil barrels into a braai has been a South African tradition for many years, and there's no reason why you can use oil drums in new ways for an inexpensive and sustainable option for decor, furniture and accessories
Ugly drum smoker bbq project my boys and i did from two oil drums. Use as a smoker or a bbq. Even has a fold down side shelf made from another drum bottom and a charcoal box for the bbq charcoal ashes. Bottom has a door that opens for smoker fire.
A book safe is such a fun project and adds a whole other level of cool to your bookcase. Keep all your trinkets and valuables out, in plain sight without anyone knowing they are there! DIY instruction (Cool Rooms In Houses)