Nuts and Bolts Chess

This was an xmaz gift. Went down to a few hardware stores in town and picked out all kinds of interesting nuts and bolts. I had grander ideas for the board. I wanted metal against rust squares but the bronze didnt give a nice contrast so I chose white against bronze. I should've picked silver paint instead.
Rusting the hardware was fun! Used patina. Sprayed a few coats of clear coat over everything (outdoors in the cold of december.. brrr..).
All in all, this made for a really heavy chess set! Pity I don't have nicer pics.