Suggested height for stage and riser?

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  1. Jack Ferry

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    It's amazing how many issues come up when building a home theater room!

    My question today is what would be a good height for a stage and a riser. Obviously, the riser should be high enough to allow for good viewing over the heads of the folks in the front row, but not so high as to create a hazard. Also, the height should correspond to the commonly available lumber sizes. (Am I answering my own question??)

    In my case, I've got a very low ceiling to consider (7'2"), so I don't think I would want to go with a two step riser.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gary Shipley

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    Hi Jack. My ht also has a 7'2" ceiling,so I built my riser at 8". It seems to work fine. I have a 106" screen placed about 2" down from the ceiling and veiwing is no problem. By the way, what size screen do you plan on using?
     
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    Not sure yet. The room is about 13 feet wide by 20 feet long. I originally thought about using a 100" across screen, but now I think that's too big for the depth of my room. I think I'll wait until I have a projector in place to experiment and build a DIY screen.

    Thanks Gary.
     
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    Hello Jack,
    My riser is also 8" high, yes it coresponds to commonly available lumber sizes, Ceiling Height is 7'5" Still gives me plenty of clearence for taller individuals (over 6 foot)
    Its not as deep, due to room length. Riser dimensions - 4' x 10'6" x 8" high
    I have not had any complaints yet from the back row [​IMG]
    The bottom of the screen is 29" from the floor (43" rptv) so its a little low... but If i was to rebuild it I would have went with a 10" rise.
     

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