This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Go to SourceForge search and look for 'struts'. You will find lots of interesting projects. Better yet, think up one based on something that you find interesting, photography, painting, stamps, hockey, cricket, scifi, or whatever and start your own project. Download Tomcat, Struts, Velocity, and Hibernate and build it all at home. You'll need a database, Oracle is free for non-commercial use and there are open source alternatives such as MySQL.