I’ve been wanting to build a real platform for the second row of seating in my home theater ever since the living room makeover started five months ago, but my miter saw was misbehaving, so I didn’t dare use it (never trust a malfunctioning saw). Which meant I had to wait until I could afford a replacement. Two weeks ago I finally got one, and Brad was kind enough to assist me in building a new platform. He brought his fiancé Erin along, who picked out the carpet for it and offered moral support.
So there it is… 8’ x 11’ x 10” of very solidly-built platform, constructed and carpeted in a hair over 3 hours. It might not necessarily look that sturdy, but it is built very well – much stronger than the floors in your home, so I trust that it will last a long time. And it has lots of storage underneath. I’m thinking of adding safety lighting underneath too, but I’m still undecided on that.
And here’s the new saw, a DeWalt DW717. It’s very nice. And hopefully I’ll never have to replace it.