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One of a Kind StUfF by Bamboo Ben....newer pg 21?
RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-05-03 9:31 pm   Permalink



 
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kirby
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-06-12 4:54 pm   Permalink

I love my new bar master ben. Thank you, it is awsome, well built and was very well priced. It was great meeting you and mrs.ben. I look forward to our next meeting. til then...hang loose brahdah...kirby
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Ocean-Tiki
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Posted: 2005-06-13 3:48 pm   Permalink

Kirby. Show us the bar. Very interested.

 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-06-13 10:50 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-06-13 15:48, Ocean-Tiki wrote:
Kirby. Show us the bar. Very interested.



Hey Son of a Beach. Eat Your Meds!!!

p.s. Just built a 20' tiki bar for the Hilton in HB.

And, the Bamboo Bar & Grill in Laguna Beach
will have 2 altered House of Tiki masks turned into wall lamps inside the bar part.

p.s.s. Ooops. I meant Ocean - tiki?



 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-06-20 10:31 pm   Permalink

OK. Back on a better note..........

Kon Tiki Tucson Lamps before..........




and after........



More soon.

p.s. shouldn't this be in other crafts???


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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2006-06-21 05:20 am   Permalink

No it shouldn't, it should be Closer to South Florida! Thats where you should put it.
Nice Stuff BamB as always and now you're giving it away? Making room to move to SoFlo?
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-06-21 07:38 am   Permalink

Great restorations! did you also redo the jug/float lamp too? that one looks very interesting.

A great peek at the other master ben at work!
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-06-22 09:49 am   Permalink

Dear Abby,

I can't figure out to paste this in it's page form. I have a 10 inch old crank start moniter so it's hard for me to see. Any help would be sweet!

http://epaper.ocregister.com/Default/Client.asp?enter=true&skin=OCW&Daily=OCWHBWaveSouth&AW=1150991106966

Poly-ne,

That lamp was odd. It was 2 old fish floats held together with 2 barrels and they had little lights in them that reflected the fish balls. All cleaned up and somewhere in Kon Tiki Tucson now.

Beenzo,

I wish I was in SoFlo. The humidity rocks for Bamboo!!! I still feel that this should be under crafts though.

Marcos from Kon Tiki Tucson dropped off 5 more lamps to me while he was on leave last week (Soaking up some SD and HB sunsets!!! They don't get em out in the deseret and the smile on his face was awesome!!!) and I'll try to post them here soon. Befor and afterz.

Hey!! I just noticed GROG joined!! Yee Haw!! If any of you don't know who he is, he's the bloak behind the Bamboo Ben Cartoon in Tiki Magazine ( and the Simpsons too!) Good Times ahead!! Grog Rocks!



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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-06-22 09:56 am   Permalink

GROG heard that Bamboo Ben is open on a FRIDAY?!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoa!


 
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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-06-22 10:10 am   Permalink

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Bamboo Ben has reason to celebrate



I got an e-mail from my pal and favorite Hawaiian-style furniture and interior designer and maker, Bamboo Ben, the other day saying he was gonna redo his shop and retail outlet in Huntington Beach and was having a “Big Kahuna Sale.”
Ben is not the best at details so I had his wife, Mrs. Bamboo,
write be back with all the details. For those of you who don’t know about this guy, he is the “Big Kahuna” of the bamboo. Here is the information I got from Mrs. Kahuna.
They’ve planned a "Big Kahuna" three-day-sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Friday through Sunday. To wind down the weekend with some fun, on Sunday local tiki carver Crazy Al will be doing a live tiki carving demonstration starting around noon.
Ice-cold pineapple juice will be served throughout the day on Sunday and there are plans to have musical entertainment from 2 to 4 p.m.
“We are celebrating with our Big Kahuna sale to kick off our remodel in July,” Mrs. Bamboo said. “When we began at our 712 Yorktown Avenue location sevn years ago, we never dreamed the business would expand with installation work the way it has over the past two years”
Bamboo Ben has been all over the country, (and possibly heading to Europe), creating "extreme makeovers" by turning old bar/restaurant establishments into the Hawaiiana feel of yesteryear.
Mrs. Bamboo noted that oddly enough, with the popularity of Hawaiiana and Polynesian pop swarming the beach communities of Southern California and beyond, the last two original tiki establishments in Orange County – Sam’s Seafood and the Royal Hawaiian – are gone. Underlying reasons yet unknown.
“We are excited about our remodel, which we feel will better serve our local clientele,” Mrs. Bamboo told me. “We are heading in the direction of offering more upscale furniture at a reasonable price along with continuing to offer our popular signature tiki bar; every bar unique, never the same, always original, signed by Bamboo Ben and all the furniture, artwork, small ‘must haves,’ and custom work our regulars and newcomers alike have grown to love.”
Bamboo Ben designs, creates and builds everything he caries in the store. No outside vendors are used and nothing is imported.
Until the fall season Bamboo Ben will keep public hours on Saturday and Sunday.
I love Ben’s work. The tiki bar that I used to use when I was playing at music at Dukes was a Bamboo Ben original custom make to fit my little corner out there on the Barefoot Bar patio.
And, sad to say, it is true that Sam’s Seafood has closed. I grew up with that big fish on the roof out my back bedroom window at night. Our house was right across PCH from there.
Right now the following "NOTICE" is posted on the side door ...
"Dear Friends and Customers, Sam’s Seafood is saddened to announce it’s closing as of June 5, 2006. Only only three owners have owned Sam’s over 88 years. Most likely, one of the few restaurants that can claim such a lengthy record. The present owners (July 1968 - June 2006) would like to personally thank all of our loyal customers, most sincere management team, devoted employees and dear, dear friends for all of your patronage and lengthy service.
We thank you so very, very much." Below which are listed: Carl Warren -- Sam Goldenberg -- Mert Wallen
Well that’s the up’s and downs in the local Hawaiiana world at the moment.
Corky Caroll is a three-time international and five-time United States surfing champion. Send
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Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-06-22 1:56 pm   Permalink

Hi Ben, terrfic stuff, hope to make it to the shop soon


Amy


 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-06-26 08:18 am   Permalink

Aloha Amy,

Thoughts are swirling through my head

for the "project"!!!


It'll be Arrrrsome!!!




 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-06-27 9:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-01-22 22:18, RevBambooBen wrote:
KING ART in his lair sipping "HIS BEER" from "HIS CHALICE."

lucky dog!



[ This Message was edited by: revbambooben on 2005-01-22 22:19 ]

[ This Message was edited by: revbambooben on 2005-01-22 22:21 ]



RIP

ART the Dog!!!

My first child. My companion. My friend. My partner in crime. My drinking buddy.

Will miss you dearly.

You are in a better place now.

No pain. No suffering.

17 years.

17 great years.

You will never be replaced.


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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-06-27 9:53 pm   Permalink

I'm so sorry ben, it looks like he was treated as a king.

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2006-06-28 12:21 am   Permalink

R.I.P. Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt.

He was a "good ol' dog", like his owner.

GROG

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