Over the last year or so I have created a home theater room in my finished basement. I did everything myself and since i am not very "handy," it wasn't what many would call "professionally done". There wires were hidden in the drop down ceiling but some are still exposed, the screen was painted on with screen goo, the surround speakers are not installed into the walls but instead are supported by small wall shelves that i got from home depot. I have two rows of seating but they are not true theater seats, but instead are nice reclining leather sofa and love seats. In other words, i did my best. It doesn't look perfect but all in all think my theater looks nice and is good enough for me. Now for my question. The one major thing my theater does not have yet is a riser for the sofa in the second row. I have searched the web and the two options that i have come up with are 1) buy one for around 700 to 1000 dollars. I am not going to do this way too rich for my blood. 2) build my own. And the problem with this option is, again, i am not very handy at all. I realize that this is a pretty simple project for many of you. It seems pretty daunting to me and i'm pretty sure i would screw it up. Can i get someone else to do it for me, if so who should i ask? i'm afraid if i ask a contractor, i'll end up spending bucco bucks again. Are there any plans out there for a very simple riser that i could handle building myself (i am not interested in carpet or a step or anything like that. just a platform to raise my rear sofa).