Well I think something a little closer to the period would look better, plus I'm going to make the stand with a Craftsman type flare, it should look really nice when it's done. I filled today and no leaks but I would like to polish the glass a little more, it has years of calcium stains from sitting half full.
You are my new best friend and I would definitely like that, pm has been sent and thank you.
if the metal frame is steel, go ahead and use muratic acid to get rid of the calcium stains it should eat it right up. wont hurt the glass or silicone either, aluminum will start getting ate at by it right away though