Finally started the riser. I decided to go with one 10'l x 7'w. I decided to start it against the left wall since few people will be walking along that side. I can also put 3 wider chairs instead of maybe a thinner chair like the 13175 Berklines. Not sure what I am doing yet for chairs so I want to be covered.
Found out I had made a pretty big mistake when I never planned on electrical for my riser. I guess the reason for this was that I never planned on getting power recline chairs. Since I am now going power I had to figure it out. I put in a plug for the front row and I will have a plug against the bar back for the second row.
Here is where the back plug will go. Still need to cover my bar with wood facing and stain it before granite
Good news is that I can pull power from a plug at the end of a run nearby. I will probably just run some of that awful conduit that runs along the wall, the kind you use when installing a ceilng light in a room but don't want to fish electrical through the walls. It will be mostly hidden by the equipment cabinet and bar stools so I really don't care. I just don't want to cut open the walls that I spent 6 months finishing. Maybe I will fish it through the wall, who knows.
One interesting thing you probably can't tell from the picture...this bad boy will be covered in reclaimed wood. Actually it is just left over plywood scraps I had laying around.
Next on the list....equipment cabinet.