As far as design goes there is the basic form. A triangle formed by a 4x4 on top, a brace that ranges from simple to fancy and a backing plate or not if they were actually extensions of the framing.
I was holding the left-over 1" piece and it occurred to me that I might mimic but modify an existing style where the cut blocks are added to the brace. Of course, the traditional style is full width, but I'd already stepped it in once, so I thought it might look good on this scale to step in again.
Unsure of the triangles, I experimented with rounds.
Six braces (3 front and 3 rear) ready to go.
Primed and in place. The new design is also follows the more traditional method of having them pierce the trim board.
The middle one in the front is missing its "teeth" because something special goes there. Stay tuned.