Well, it took a lot longer than I had expected, and I ran into several problems along the way. But it sure was worth it! I carefully planned, structurally engineered, and measured and calculated the angles countless times, before cutting or drilling anything once. I learned that "countless" is Not enough! A valuable lesson I learned was that it is not difficult to design and fabricate your own custom steel brackets for your project- just like the ones you hoped you'd find at the hardware store!