Husband came home and we decided that I should flip the brackets (a thought that occured after I posted previous blog) and cut the two lower boards in half and bracket them up so it's more like steps. Like this: (that link credits the photo)
And I get that those brackets are cleaner, etc etc...but that's $90 just in BRACKETS. I love my cats, but I don't have $90 for brackets. Also, I like the l-bracket, personally. I feel it's got better tension and less a chance of being pulled out of the wall by my fat-ass cat.
I guess since I'm going up to ikea tomorrow anyway, I'll pick up 2 more sets of brackets and then cut the boards at my moms on Saturday afternoon. This weekend it'll all get sorted.
Now it's time for dinner.