I don't know what made me think of the antique ship's wheel I saw a few months ago, but the question as to what to do with such a thing popped into head.
Through the fog of cold medicine (an explanation for bizarre thoughts?) I googled these.
The most obvious use would be a chandelier, ala wagon wheel. It could work in an overly themed beach house.
This table should shiver your timbers.. sorry its the cold meds.
Don't get me wrong, I like the occasional bizarre accent piece.
What do you think? Bad taste or cool kitsch?