Another milestone reached and some updates to share. The good news is that the Old Vic now has chairs, yeah. The bad news is that after pushing hard the past couple of weeks I had a windsurfing accident and tore the meniscus in my knee. I'm now on crutches able to do anything constructive until after surgery. I guess the seats arrived just in time because at least I can now sit and listen to music and perhaps spend time taking measurements and calibrating the room.
I did manage to almost complete the work on the stair well and the pool/games room above. I have to admit that I found trimming the stairs quite challenging, especially building the stair rail which takes a billion measurements and doesn't tolerate mistakes well. Also, the building codes for stair installation are very long and particular. Anyway, I'm really happy with the results -- just some final painting and trim (probably a crown molding as well) to do. Oh, I have to recover my pool table too.
I feel I still need to trim out the entry to the stairs somehow to indicate that it's the entrance to the theater ... perhaps some signage. Any ideas?
A long time ago now someone commented on what that green machine was in my workshop. Well, it's really a metalworking CNC mill/lathe, but it created some wooden parts for my stairs quite well too!
The chairs are Berk 12000 from Roman. They weren't my first choice, but they were about 3 times less expensive and the size worked well. The chairs arrived incredible fast and as others have said, Roman is easy to work with. I almost went with a brown color but my wife talked me into black as a safe option. I think she was right because the wrong shade of brown would have been a mistake. I can tell you they are very comfortable because I've already fallen asleep on them with beer in hand. Now the real story is how these chairs got into the theater given that I cannot lift anything. Well I have my 5' 3 3/4" (she stressed she wanted the 3/4" mentioned) wife to thank for that. Unbelievably she carried all the chairs from the driveway into the theater completely on her own whilst I stood around pointing with my crutches -- I can't imagine what the neighbors thought!!
I've also made a boatload of walnut trim (about half what I will need to finish) which is now sitting ready to be installed. Can anyone who has had a meniscus repaired enlighten me on how long it might take before I'm able to climb a ladder again...?