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riser construction

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Just looking for some good ideas/tips on riser construction. I was thinking of using 3/4" plywood in a H-type pattern through out to help limit revirberation(planned on stuffing it with insulation also). Also kinda curious how much space people leaving in front so the front row doesn't get kicked in the head if every one reclines. The seats I have are berkline 45010's. Thanks for the info.
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I have some details in my thread of how I've built my risers with the berklines 45004's - Check post # 282 for a shot of Johnathans and then my outlines start at post # 298 and up.

There are many other threads with some great outlines and pics in this and the dedicated theater thread you can likely get some good ideas from as well.

Good luck.

Love what you did with the riser, got some good ideas from it. Probably take a closer looks in the next couple of weeks when I start building mine. By the way, those 2 by 6's or 2 by 8's?
I used 2 x 6's and 2 x 4's for my build. It is one solid riser now that it is complete I hope I get the lights worked out with out having to take it apart ... damn LED's I should have worked that out better before getting the carpet installed (something you may want to learn from my mistake if you go with lighting in the stairs ... is make sure you get the LED's working before sealing everything up. In my case I didn't have the LED bulbs and the halogens worked fine so I thought the LED's would as well but no such luck.)

Good luck with the build if you have any questions feel free to post them on my thread I'll do my best to help you out.


use double 3/4 " plywood on the top of your riser and keep it isolated from the walls and floor and fill it with insulation.

be sure to check out the numerous threads on the subject in the Dedicated HT section
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