This is what happens when you watch the HGTV channel: Last night I learned that resin panels are available for residential use. You've seen them around -- probably thought, "hmmm that looks cool" and moved on. Here's a link to one website that sells them: http://www.lumicor.com/
Tons of uses... wall decor... room dividers... along staircases where spindles would be... the photos look marvelous! And they are made from recycled materials! (Well, some of them.)
Do I have any idea where I could use them in my house? No. Am I going to add this idea to the hopper for a problem solving solution? Ohhhhh yeah.