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post #31 of 77
My riser stuff starts here if it helps:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post11410211

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Nice, I got to start my riser pretty soon, you guys excite me everytime I see a new photos or visit your thread again thanks.

Peter
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Hey whiskey how wide is your room?
post #35 of 77
14ft

Hey just looked and saw you're in Marion. Our Iowa list is growing by leaps and bounds.
post #36 of 77
The riser @ Dream Theater
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14ft

Hey just looked and saw you're in Marion. Our Iowa list is growing by leaps and bounds.

Whiskey so what part are you from?
post #38 of 77
Just clicked on your pics...damn nice looking room.

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The riser @ Dream Theater
post #39 of 77
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Sorry for the deversion, will post accordingly but thought this was a great spot to get a quick answer!

\\There is riser calculation in the sticky thread, that is a great tool imo, I use it also.
post #40 of 77
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\\There is riser calculation in the sticky thread, that is a great tool imo, I use it also.

Yep I do too!

I was trying to figure out depth not height, how much room in front of the 2nd row seats should I account for?

thanks Jeff
post #41 of 77
When constructing a riser or stage for that matter, do you assemble the outer frame first then insert the 2x4's or 2x6's or whatever for the support all the way across? I never framed a wall before so I am not sure of the proper procedure. I have seen a lot of photos online on riser construction but was unclear if you build the outer frame first or laid all the pieces of wood on the floor and assemble it together.

Also what is the best way of matching up the carpet to go on the riser to existing carpet in the room? The carpet in the room is the same throughout the entire house and I bought the house already carpeted. I don't have any scrap piece laying around that I can match it up to. It's your basic neutral color carpet (kinda beige looking). I had thought about changing the carpet for that room to a whole new color but not sure yet.
post #42 of 77
Hey Chuck....I have never built anything in my life. I built the "rectangle" first...then just measured to add the middle pieces using hangers. Then for the lip make sure you go over about 3 inches for the carpet to go around it.

Mine here:

Construction pics here: http://good-times.webshots.com/album...ost=good-times
post #43 of 77
Click on my HT link in my sig for a pic of my riser. The riser is curved to match the the curvature of the front seating and the treads on both sides of the riser are mirror images of each other and create a nook for the front seating.
post #44 of 77
Click on mine for views during construction and after carpeting and with seats installed.
post #45 of 77
This link will take you straight to my riser build. 11 x 16 room.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...9#post12311399
post #46 of 77
View from screen to riser 14' wide




From doorway, having the door in the back of room I built a step up to the riser




From screen, view of Berkline 88 loveseats on riser, Berkline 90 up front

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Here's mine
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post #48 of 77
Does it matter what kind of insulation to use? I was in HD today just getting an idea on prices and I didn't know if it mattered what brand or kind of insulation to use.
post #49 of 77
SurfHB, for never have built anything in your life, you really did a good job of constructing your riser! Did you design it from scratch or did you get some plans from somewhere?
post #50 of 77
My good friend Shaun drove down from Alabama just to help me finish building my risers. This was my first project working with wood and I have very little tools. He shows up with skill saws, clamps, router, compound miter saw, drills, reciprocating saw, sander, levels, squares and even a ladder. He knew I didn't have any of those items so he just packed what he figured we would need for the project. What a great friend!

I had NO idea how long it was going to take us. For some reason, I thought 3 hours. Totally wrong. Try 11 hours.

I want to thank Jason (mn_hokie) for the photos of his risers. His room is close to the size of my room so I used his risers as a guide for mine. I chose to go with 2x10's instead of 2x12's that he used.

We decided it would be best not to hard wire the power to the riser but instead made a power plug to go from the back wall into the riser and attached it to a gang box (think that is the correct term). From there we ran Romex inside the riser to the two step lights, two wall plugs on the front of the riser (for my front electric theater seats to plug into) and a toggle light switch that we mounted to the side (just as you enter the room) that would turn on/off the step lights.

Before we added the insulation, we stapled plastic on the bottom side of the riser to secure the insulation when we move or lift it up. This thing is one heavy sucker. We got a workout lifting it up and down to work on it.





We added staggered 2x4 braces to the primary walking area on the risers to add support and to help eliminate flexing or squeeking.



Once the electric was run, we added the insulation, then used construction adhesive to secure the 3/4 plywood to the 2x10's before screwing them together





The hardest part was installing the carpet and padding. Neither of us had ever worked with carpet before. What a chore that was. We first carpeted the top by using staples and carpet tacks to secure it to the sides that would not be seen and to the underside of the lip for the sides that would be seen. We ran a strip around the front and side facing, cut holes for the lights, switch and two outlets. The hardest part was figuring out how to make the corners look good and how to carpet the two steps. The carpet I chose was not an exact match to the carpet that was in the room but I knew that when I bought it. It was the closest they had to it. There is only one seam that is noticable but overall, I am very pleased with the result.





Two outlets on the front will be used to plug in my front 3 theater seats.



We goofed on the step lights. After installing, I plugged in the riser and hit the switch and immediately, the bulbs blew. Uh oh. We figured out the problem. We mistakenly picked up Low Voltage step lights instead of High Voltage. Oops. We went back to Lowes and HD but neither had High Voltage step lights so I guess I'll have to find them online. Anyone know of a good company to buy these from? For now, I have the boxes open and the wires secured with wire nuts and electrical tape until I can get the correct lights for the steps.

Here you can see the switch we installed just as you enter the door. Figures I can easily turn it on with my foot as I enter the room.

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Bigmouth, as I've stated before, you have one of the nicest theaters I have seen. Awesome job.
post #54 of 77
I'm offering up my riser images for this thread because I think I have something "unique" enough.



I also built a side extension for my riser because at the moment I don't have my last 2 berkline seats for the rear row. I wanted the rise to be just as wide as it had to be and I'm unsure of when I'll be able to pick up the last 2 seats so this was a cheap compromise.



My riser is small, my entrance to the room is from the back of the room therefor I couldn't have a room wide riser that many have. Additionally, my room is limited in depth (almost 17') so I was unable to build a riser that will let a set of Berklines fully recline. Technically they can fully recline one would not be able to see over the front row unless the front row was also fully reclined. For practical usage I have found a happy medium, one where those seated in the back row can fully recline the leg portion of the seat and has about 1/2 to 3/4 of the back of the seat mobility to recline, meaning they can be quite comfortable even though they don't 100% reclinability. (I made that word up!)
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A few shots of mine:













-Suntan
post #57 of 77
Suntan, That is a beautiful theater! Do you have a build thread? I am curious how you did the ceiling.

Dale
post #58 of 77
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Suntan, That is a beautiful theater! Do you have a build thread? I am curious how you did the ceiling.

Dale

Not to go off topic, but the ceiling is made from Ceilume drop tiles held in place by Ceilinglink flush mount tile support grids.

My build thread is here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1183349

-Suntan
post #59 of 77
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That is right.
Thanks wooly I am going to fill it up then, I know it would be better if I insulate it I thought maybe I asked so I can explain it better to my other half.
thanks for the link also. Thank you again I appreciate it.

I used sand on my last TR. I could not believe the difference. My SVS subs have never sounded better.
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post #60 of 77
Excuse the old TV in the picture, these are very old pictures. Since been replaced by a 106" screen.







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