Those 3 words always make me think of Joshie Groban's amazing song You Raise Me Up. Oh and yes I know his name isnt Joshie but thats what I like to call him around the house because he's so cute like a little boy he is just Joshie...dont judge :)
I have a great project to share with you today! This one has been on the list for a while because, well the materials had the potential to be expensive. Lucky for us we were able to scrape together all the supplies and not have to spend a single penny. So this project is technically free, but if you had to buy the materials I would guess the total to be around $100.
This past weekend we built a platform for our media room. The platform is so that we can have 2 rows of seating, with the back row able to see over the 1st rows heads. First we had to measure the space, so length and height was easy. Height needs to be the same height as a stair which is 7inches (FYI) and the width was wide enough to walk around on one side and even with the column in the room on the other. The width and length will be specific to your room requirements but the 7inches is kinda standard. For the width I sat in my popisan chair (from pier 1...i love that thing) and Joe measured to about where my feet stopped. That way I can sit in the chair without kicking the chair in front of me, smart right?! Because lets be honest, aside from someone talking on their phone during the movie, the second worst thing is being kicked in the back of the chair. Always pisses me off.
Now that you have your measurements go and get your materials.
You will also need carpet if you want a finished look, or you can put a rug down or you could just stain it. That part is really up to you. Again, at a different construction site, we found a whole roll of carpet in the trash pile...well baby it was the exact same color and texture as our carpet so we snagged it! Awesome right?!
Now I bet you want to know how to put it all together right. Ok. So first you need to build the frame. That part is pretty easy, you are just going to make a box with your framing wood. Oh and to make things easier on yourself you probably will want to use a nail gun for this since you are going to have to hammer really deep on this part. Of course if you are Hercules then no big, but most of us arent so the nail gun is probably best.
What did you work on this weekend?
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