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You can get inserts for Berklines in AL in Black or Silver. Maybe you could insert them in the arms.


The arms of my chairs are very narrow. It's the small, cheap Berkline HT chair that Best Buy sold a few years back for $195 a piece.

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First time to load pics, we'll see if I did it right.

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Those look great!!!! If you don't mind me asking, how much do you have in one of the double cup holders?

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Maybe 15 to 20 bucks and an hour or so plus painting.

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One last question so I know how big to make the holes for the cup holder.

I'm going to order either the plastic 3" or the 3.32" from http://www.txpokersupply.com/table_hardware.htm

All my cups in the house, even the larger ones will fit in a 3" diameter cup holder. Same for bottled water and bottled soft drinks. What I'm unsure on is the size of the Larger Softdrink Bottles. 20Oz I guess? Is 16Oz the normal, and 20Oz the bigger ones? I don't have one to measure and was going to order the cup holders today. Do you think the larger Softdrink bottles will fit in a 3" diameter cup holder, or should I go with 3.32"? I don't want them too big.

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Here is a picture of the cup holder I used at last year's Super Bowl party, their big advantage is portability. My only regret was not ordering one for each seat


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Here is a picture of the cup holder I used at last year's Super Bowl party, their big advantage is portability. My only regret was not ordering one for each seat


Where can I get 4 sets of those for my HT?????? LOL

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I decided to go with the table idea that I previously posted. I'm taking off a few days this week while the car is in the shop, so I thought I'd try to bang out these tables. I'll post some pictures later in the week when I begin.

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I haven't primed or painted them, but here is what one of the tables look like. I have all four built. I put them in the HT and tested them and they work and look great IMO.






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Those will work out great what color are you going to paint them?

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Those look great, very nice.

Are you planning on closing in the sides?
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Those will work out great what color are you going to paint them?

Thanks! My plan is to just paint them black. My chairs are black, and the room is on the dark side anyway. I think they'll blend better with the chairs and almost appear to be one.

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Those look great, very nice.

Are you planning on closing in the sides?

Thanks. They turned out nicer than I imagined. I'm not going to cover the sides at this time. They'll be squeezed between two chairs, and the height is lower than the arm rests of the chair, so you won't be able to see the sides. With the Triangle blocks at the bottom, the tables are very sturdy, so I didn't feel I needed the sides. If I have any issues in the future, or if you can see the openings between the chairs, I may do sides.

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Thought I'd post a few more pictures of the tables between the chairs so you have an idea what it will look like.






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Hey Tony, nice job! Looking forward to seeing them painted. Have you thought about a cover for the popcorn area when not in use? Might be a good surface area to put a remote while watching a movie if it had a cover. For whatever reason, we just don't do a lot of popcorn in our house. That area would be great for remote or game controller storage as well.

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Hey Tony, nice job! Looking forward to seeing them painted. Have you thought about a cover for the popcorn area when not in use? Might be a good surface area to put a remote while watching a movie if it had a cover. For whatever reason, we just don't do a lot of popcorn in our house. That area would be great for remote or game controller storage as well.

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Thanks for that idea Bud. I like it. I have plenty of left over MDF and sure I can come up with something. We eat a lot of Popcorn when watching movies. Or should I say, my kids eat a lot of popcorn when watching movies. But, would be nice to have an area for the remote too.

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First time to load pics, we'll see if I did it right.

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Very industrial cup holders. I saw these at a HEMI meet a year or so ago.

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Tony - sweet looking job, did you ever post picts of them completed?

I am in similar position, wanting cupholder between HT chairs.

I did not have enough extra MDF/other lying around, so I bought a 12" wide base cabinet from HD for $56, 12" wide x 34" high x 24" deep.
Storage drawer for misc stuff (remote/etc), lower storage for blanket.
I plan on painting it dark green to match the HT walls.


I cut it's height down to 24", cut/modified the lower door and re-mounted.

Now, I have on order (2) of these two-tier drop in cupholders.
http://www.rvandvansurplus.com

Next, I'll make a top, cut holes, laminate, and install.


Similar solution using combination of DIY and store bought stuff.
I actually went to a Habitat for Humanity store nearby, to see if they had a use 12" cabinet, no luck.
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We never got pictures of the finished cup holders

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We never got pictures of the finished cup holders

YIKES....I didn't post them. I have pictures of them on the other PC. I'll grab them tomorrow evening and post. Sorry!!!!!

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Tony - sweet looking job, did you ever post picts of them completed?

I am in similar position, wanting cupholder between HT chairs.

I did not have enough extra MDF/other lying around, so I bought a 12" wide base cabinet from HD for $56, 12" wide x 34" high x 24" deep.
Storage drawer for misc stuff (remote/etc), lower storage for blanket.
I plan on painting it dark green to match the HT walls.


I cut it's height down to 24", cut/modified the lower door and re-mounted.

Now, I have on order (2) of these two-tier drop in cupholders.
http://www.rvandvansurplus.com

Next, I'll make a top, cut holes, laminate, and install.


Similar solution using combination of DIY and store bought stuff.
I actually went to a Habitat for Humanity store nearby, to see if they had a use 12" cabinet, no luck.

I like the cabinet. I now wish I had done something similar to hold my remotes. Currently, I have to put my remote on the armrest, but the tables sure do a great job for the drinks and popcorn.

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Here are a few pictures directly after putting the clear coat spray on them.






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To add to Tony's thread, here is my cupholder/storage solution completed:
(Tony, thx for posting your photos, helps to see other ideas)

Background:
These 4 chairs I bought from "Billy Bobs" going out of business sale back in 2002 here in SE Michigan, they are 4 individual manual recliners, got them for 30% of retail. Sides had cupholder, nothing for middle, so making a double cupholder/storage cabinet sorta arose from necessity.

Build re-cap:
Cabinet is a Home Depot base cabinet 12" wide x 34" high x 24" deep, cut down to 24" high, cut/modified the lower door and re-mounted.
The top is leftover 3/4 MDF glued to 3/4 OSB.
Used left over formica from my subwoofer project for the top.
Maple for the side trim with clear polycoat for protection.
My original thinking was actually to cover the cabinet sides with some soft covering, possibly black carpet or some cotton w/fabric over it, to give the sides a soft feel and integrated look with the chairs.
My wife suggested just painting and seeing how it looked/felt sitting next to it. So, I painted the cabinet same as my walls, dark green (leftover paint) instead of black.
(I might call this the "leftover" project if it was my own thread, sorry for thread hijack Tony, I felt it was easy to add to your thread for others to see different solutions)



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