As a Christmas present for my sister, I built a clothesline photo frame with plans by Ana White. I was motivated to make this for her, because I figured she has the same problem as me: we moved out, but don't own many (if any) pictures of us growing up. I thought this would be a neat way of displaying them. I ended to make two, one for myself. :)
It was a really simple project to build, and each frame probably cost roughly $10-15 to build.
It took a few hours to build. I used a handsaw for all my cuts. I'm sure if I had used a power saw I would have used a lot less energy.
Now I have a request to build a smaller one from another sister. :)