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Has anyone else attempted a similar home theater chair build?
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Greetings!

First of all, let me tell you that I am a great fan of your work. The recliners you did are just state of the art!

I was wondering, if you had any more info you could share as far as design, measurements, Bill of materials for the prototype model you did.
I think I have a shot at making that one, using wood from home depot and vinyl instead of leather.
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Are there plans for the these seats anywhere?
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Greetings!

First of all, let me tell you that I am a great fan of your work. The recliners you did are just state of the art!

I was wondering, if you had any more info you could share as far as design, measurements, Bill of materials for the prototype model you did.
I think I have a shot at making that one, using wood from home depot and vinyl instead of leather.
I'm not 100% sure, but I think @jelloslug used Leggett and Platt recliner mechanisms. You can find them at Leggett's homefurniturecomponents.com website (as mentioned above). I talked to a rep and they said the P03 is the most popular mechanism that they sell for this purpose. This specific model is not listed on the website, but I think the P03 model might be the same as (or similar to) the EasyCliner model listed under the "Wood to Floor" section.

The actual models available appear to vary by region, so you'll want to contact them directly. They DO sell to individuals, and so far as I know they do not have a minimum (I asked about ordering three). Your experience may differ, but in my region they have not responded well to emails. Getting them to return phone calls has been difficult. If you are persistent you will eventually get somebody to help you. When you talk to a rep you should be able to ask them for a copy of the "technical drawings" for the model you are interested in. These will show dimensions for the mechanism and will give you a general sense for how to assemble it to the chair.

If you decide to build chairs, please start a thread for your build and post a link here. The number of people doing this is sorely lacking. If we had more threads on the subject maybe more people would be willing to jump in and DIY.
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Did you consider adding those asskicker bass things that make your seats rumble during your movie??

Those are some amazing seats. Congrats.
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Very Nice!
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Just a long term update: The seats are still in perfect working order and are holding up great. The mechanism are Leggett & Platt supercliners and you can buy them individually. You need to find your local distribution center for pricing though.
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Just a long term update: The seats are still in perfect working order and are holding up great. The mechanism are Leggett & Platt supercliners and you can buy them individually. You need to find your local distribution center for pricing though.
I've read through your build a couple times since you posted it. I am still astounded. I wish I had a fraction of the talent you demonstrated making these chairs!
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Whoa!!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Who does this? Even thought I read through this a couple of times and I am very crafty, there is NO WAY IN THE WORLD I would be able to pull something off like this! Wow just Wow. Awesome job man!
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How long did it take you to build these?
That is just awesome!
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What an awesome job!!! I am interested in seeing if I can do this as well. Does the recliner mechanism company supply the nuts and screws or is that your creation? Do they give you a spec showing the connection points or again is that your inventiveness? This inquiring (much less knowledgeable) mind wants to know. Right now, looking at this thread, my face is the picture below!


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What an awesome job!!! I am interested in seeing if I can do this as well. Does the recliner mechanism company supply the nuts and screws or is that your creation? Do they give you a spec showing the connection points or again is that your inventiveness? This inquiring (much less knowledgeable) mind wants to know. Right now, looking at this thread, my face is the picture below!
I think if you ask they will supply you with a CAD drawing from which you would learn the expected connection points. I do not have any real experience reading CAD drawings, but they were pretty easy to figure out after studying the diagrams for a while. I do not know whether they supply the hardware.
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Man this is awesome!!
I'm inspired to give this a try myself.

Would you mind sharing where you purchased your seat racks?
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Has anyone else had any success in getting the seating racks? I'm seriously going to try this.
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Has anyone else had any success in getting the seating racks? I'm seriously going to try this.
I am in the process of trying to get some racks. I hit the "Request More Info" button on their website one night and was upfront with what I wanted. I said I would like 1 mechanism to prototype a chair and after that I may be interested in 9 more. The next morning bright and early I got a response asking where I lived so they could pass on to the regional sales representative. Shortly after responding I got an email from the sales representative with a sheet showing several different widths. He wanted to know what width I wanted and would send me a sample (quite unexpected!). After responding the communication went dead.

Has nobody else tried this? Are there other places to order the racks/mechansims. My google searches have been coming up emtpy.
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Several guys who bought bonded leather seating have basically junked their seats when the faux leather failed. You could have picked up what you needed for free. Some disassembly required. Maybe someone in your area will be in the same situation.
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Several guys who bought bonded leather seating have basically junked their seats when the faux leather failed. You could have picked up what you needed for free. Some disassembly required. Maybe someone in your area will be in the same situation.
I've had the same thoughts...been keeping an eye on craigslist but have not come up with anything yet

If any members are in that situation with old chairs..I would be interested.
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