December 8, 2004

Riser Construction Continues

Today I continued construction of my riser. I got the top platform complete and placed on the bottom platform, and finished that off. The sand is inside and everything is screwed down. Covered it with carpet padding. Then I took the carpet which used to be in the dining room (I had the workers save it when they put down the hardwood floor) and got it stapled down on three sides. Not the nicest looking job but I didn't want to deal with carpet tacks and my lip is too short for a really clean fold. I should be able to finish tomorrow, but I still haven't found any rope lighting.

Posted by josuah at December 8, 2004 7:00 AM UTC+00:00

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Author Profile Pagerunnershigh says at December 8, 2004 11:05 PM

Why are you building a riser? Is this for the couches that are sitting behind the leather one? I thought that those couches already had some risers(wooden post that you nailed to the bottom of the leg of the couch).

Author Profile PageJosuah says at December 9, 2004 6:59 AM

Yeah, the second row of seating will be on this riser instead of the extra-tall 4"x4" wooden legs. So feet will no longer dangle. In the short-term, the couch that was the second row before may go onto the riser (it is currently in the living room) but I am looking for some cheap theater seating to put up instead.

I made the riser large enough to accommodate a row of five fully-reclining seats. The couch only seats three. I may also build a footrest to discourage people from placing their feet on the couch in front. That is not the footrest for the second row!

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