Well, I went a whole different direction. I rebuilt one stand in an open format. I will be staining it a dark mahogany or similar, as well as putting a shelf on the lower level. Definitely harder to put together to make sure that it's all square and level, but I like the look. The brackets aren't cheap (~$5/ea), so, I will be staining and finishing this one stand out and then build out the other as the money comes in as each stand will take 8 brackets.