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The show me your Witco thread.
gold zephyr
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 87
From: Los Angaleeze
Posted: 2011-08-26 10:42 pm   Permalink



A bargain at 10 bucks, my first too!


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 250
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-08-27 12:20 am   Permalink

Dude, nice find! Congrats on the first WITCO!
TD - You're out of control! What % of this thread have you directly contributed?
Gab - Zebra print + rattan = gonna be awesome!
Silverline - Thanks for the input! Wow, what a relief, now I have a lot less work to do than I originally anticipated

Thanks again for the responses and good luck hunting.


 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 531
From: WA
Posted: 2011-08-29 8:01 pm   Permalink

hey Tikiroots, Great find on the bar. Thought I would answer your questions from your email here to help folks out. Here is a picture of the original. I would use a black fabric paint to touch up the zebra print. A dark shoe polish or stain will blend in the light areas. Other than that I would just clean it with a furniture polish. There were sliding doors on the back of the bar. I guess what tikidavid was calling feet was the standard gold roller balls for moving the bar found on many Witco bars. So it does not really matter if you put those back on. Hope this helps

-Ken aka Keigs




 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2011-08-30 03:47 am   Permalink

my point on the feet was,it is easier to keep it from rocking by using
4 corner points of contact with the floor.
could be rollers,wood blocks, wood balls or even matchbook covers.


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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 250
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-08-31 11:29 am   Permalink

Thanks Keigs! That's awesome! I really appreciate the photo and touch-up tips.

Here's something interesting that caught my eye on the catalog photo.

On my bar, look at the two spots on my tiger print, on the front of the bar, where the fabric shows fading/deterioration lines.

Now, look at the catalog photo. You can see the same fade lines, in the same spot. It doesn't seem to be as visible as mine, but, they're still there.

Any thoughts on why it was designed like that? Or, am I just trippin', and I'm the only one who sees the lines in the catalog photo?

Also, anybody have the antelope pictured in the catalog that they'd like to part with?


 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 394
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2011-09-01 10:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-23 16:34, TIKI DAVID wrote:
from today;





I've got a couple of shorter Witco shelves to go with that that I'm not doing much with.
They have two corbels. I believe they're the medium size not the smallest.


 
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Tonga Trader
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Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 100
From: Chicago
Posted: 2011-09-01 12:53 pm   Permalink

Picked this up at the Aku Tiki Room auction in Kewaunee, Illnois a while back. Tripped over it for a couple years until we spotted the right place for it. The piece in the center is a Lake Tiki.



TT


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2011-10-05 3:47 pm   Permalink











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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2927
Posted: 2011-10-05 6:28 pm   Permalink

WOW David NICE!!!!
Great find.

Where did you get that cool tiki bar sign behind
the 7 foot Witco Tiki you have for sale?


 
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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2011-10-06 04:46 am   Permalink

thanks.I now have the 6' version and the 5' version of this bar.
I made the sign about 3 years ago.it lights ,low voltage.
Hey,by the way ,did you vere do anything with the Kon-Tiki light?
I think I may be bringing stuff to the Scotts show in Dec.
We should get together.

before restoration

the sign







"Pets are welcome,Children 'MUST' be on leash" TD



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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2927
Posted: 2011-10-06 08:28 am   Permalink

I don't really like signs that say tiki bar.
That's the only one I've seen that I do like, good job!
I wanna make one for myself.

"I think I may be bringing stuff to the Scotts show in Dec.
We should get together"

We will be at that show.
And we should get together.



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2927
Posted: 2011-10-06 08:31 am   Permalink

Oh and the Kon Tiki lights are lit.
see them here.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=18485&forum=18&start=450
Thanks for giving them to me they are great!
I owe you one.


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waitingforwitco
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Joined: Oct 19, 2011
Posts: 1
Posted: 2011-10-19 3:11 pm   Permalink

Hi!

I am new to tikiroom and am overwhelmed by everyone's amazing Witco collections! Hopefully this is the right discussion for this, but I am looking source a few pieces of Witco furniture for a project I am working on. I am having a difficult time finding anything local (NYC). I was hoping some one of you might have some ideas of where I could purchase, rent or borrow a great piece or two of Witco. Something like a carved stool or chair. Any advice or thoughts would be much appreciated!


 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 250
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2011-10-30 11:24 am   Permalink

Always a great day when I get to contribute here!
I found the Tahitian couple first and then the outrigger about 50 yards away.

Outrigger Canoe

Tahitian Maiden

Tahitian Warrior

Thanks for looking and good luck in your tiki search!!!

Also, any opinions on the background for the outrigger, would be appreciated. Should I recover it or just leave it? Mahalo!




 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3531
From: HELL
Posted: 2011-12-10 06:04 am   Permalink

Christmas came early this year !!

Scored this awesome witco tiki fountain. I was planning on getting some sort of fountain eventually until this fell into my lap. One step closer to completing our tiki room !!











 
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