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Need ideas for tiered seating

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Andy_Bu


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Posted September 09 2008 - 07:05 AM

Hi all,

I my home theater, we have 4 powered recliners. For movie nights with friends, we need more seating.

I would love to find the ability to create another row of relatively comfortable seating in front of the recliners.

This is a basement, so there is not enough ceiling height to put the recliners on a platform so the new row of seating needs to be "short"

The only thing I have come up with so far is bean bags.

Does anyone have any other ideas or solutions?


#2 of 6 OFFLINE   chuckg


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Posted September 09 2008 - 07:35 AM

get some chairs and cut the legs down? Posted Image

Bean bags are great! We saved the cushions from some old couches, and use them as pillows for sitting and laying on. And my kid uses them to build impressive sculptures.
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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Scooter



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Posted September 09 2008 - 08:37 AM

I have used folding sand/beach chairs. Comfy and low profile.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Kevin Stewart

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Posted September 09 2008 - 10:27 AM

Couldn't you put a riser BEHIND the recliners and put regular theater seats or a sofa on it? A short ceiling isn't as big of a deal for your overflow seating.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted September 10 2008 - 04:16 AM

What about gaming chairs like this? No legs so you sit low to the ground. I've seen similar models at Wal-Mart and Target for under $50 each. The ones without the electronics built in should be even cheaper.

As for a riser, just put a warning sign on the ceiling or maybe some foam. Once everyone is sitting, it shouldn't be a problem.


#6 of 6 OFFLINE   SherardP


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Posted September 12 2008 - 06:35 PM

I second the riser or you could build the riser slightly lower and use those director style chairs. Something like these Amazon.com: Traditional-style Seat & Back Canvas Hunter Green: Kitchen & Dining