Today I got to starting on the hardware. I got a hold of some tin snips and cut the pieces that will make up the corners. I'm going to put these pieces on a vice and hammer them flat with a ball end of a hammer to give them a sort of forged look. I need to run to the store and grab some JB weld to adhere the pieces together. I'm not sure if solder will work, but I may give that a try too. Once I get them shaped and welded together, I'll paint them. Hopefully all goes well. I'll keep you posted!