To be honest I used square because it's easier to work with and we don't have any pipe benders. But I'll take credit for it looking good all day
The steps are level with the large tube and they stick out 1/2" past the door, allowing plenty of room for stepping-on and potentially some side protection (at least it'll make the person who parks too close think twice about swinging their door wide open too fast). I didn't put them on a scale but I'd say each side weighed about 40-45 pounds. I've noticed about a .8 MPG drop which I sort of expected.
The shop is my dads, he's getting closer to retirement and we've been blessed enough that he's finally getting all his childhood/mid-life crisis wishes to come true. So a big shop is a part of that. I'm just happy I have this last summer home with him before the Air Force sends me somewhere far far away.
I'd LOVE to work on a front bumper but the whole time and money thing...