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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-11-08 7:35 pm   Permalink

CJ strikes again.

 
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The Witch Doctor
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Joined: Aug 26, 2004
Posts: 454
From: The Trailer Park
Posted: 2009-11-09 10:13 pm   Permalink

its becasue i'm sick!!!!!!...Trash is always King

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3623
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2009-11-13 11:32 pm   Permalink

Wow, there's a lot of beautiful rattan in this thread... thanks to everyone for taking a moment to share it!

TikiPops, those chairs (p. 5) are amazing! I've never seen anything like that before. Great score.

Pyro, not only is your set (p. 5) lovely, you're so lucky to have the family backstory. Very cool.

tikipaka, thank god you were the one who found that fabric (p. 7), and put it to such perfect use. I'm sure that more than a few people turned their nose up at it, and it warms my heart to see it in a good, appreciative home. Gorgeous.

I realized while looking through this thread that I don't think I've ever shared my rattan here on TC. I just took a quick, crappy picture that isn't exactly a great showcase, but here goes:



It's a great, big curved sectional! I've never seen another one. It's just the standard 3-band 3/4 pretzel, but I honestly like that design best, and its ubiquity means it's been easy to find complementary pieces (including an end table I got from Martiki). The set that got me started included the sofa, a matching chair, another matching reclined chair, and an ottoman. I bought it when I lived down in L.A., and Utopian Dreem & Tiki Bird helped me get it to my apartment (didn't exactly fit in the Miata). My L.A. apartment was far, far too teeny for this set, but I knew I'd need it someday, and someday is here! I love it.

(We're still getting settled -- don't worry, those white walls will be meeting their doom. DOOOM!)

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2924
Posted: 2009-12-22 10:59 pm   Permalink

Nice stuff!
Here is some of the rattan we have.






 
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snackbar
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 115
From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2010-01-17 04:00 am   Permalink

A dear friend of ours gave us this fabulous chair designed by Franco Albini as a wedding gift.



I never heard of Albini before, but he seems to be a quite famous Italian designer:
http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425172814/424897081/franco-albini-franco-albini-chair.html
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-01-17 2:45 pm   Permalink

That chair's beautiful. Howza bout a peek at what's in that display case?

 
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USAF Retired
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Joined: Dec 15, 2009
Posts: 54
From: Kentucky
Posted: 2010-01-17 4:44 pm   Permalink

These are the bar stools and recliner that I picked up off of craigs list from 2 different sellers, $20 for the stools and another $20 for the recliner. BTW the recliner is a genuine Barcalounger...Also a shot of the wicker table that I dug out of a dumpster....And getting off topic, I made the leg lamp from an antique wooden prostetic leg






 
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snackbar
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
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From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2010-01-18 11:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-17 14:45, Big Kahuna wrote:
That chair's beautiful. Howza bout a peek at what's in that display case?



There you go:



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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-01-18 3:18 pm   Permalink

Nice! Love the wahine in the upper left.

 
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Tiki-Vivi
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Joined: Jul 03, 2009
Posts: 9
From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2010-01-19 01:39 am   Permalink

Aloha!
I just started tiki-fying my interior, so little by little it's adding up.
The dining table with the chairs and the little lounge chair I got from my parents, they bought it around 30 years ago.
Always loved it and I'm still so happy to have it!
The hanging chair I bought a few weeks ago at a second hand store for practical nothing / it serves as my crochet chair.
I'm curious what you think about it so-far... Hope you like it.
Guess it's made from manou instead of rattan though...


Love this forum, it's tikitastic!
Greetings from the Netherlands!















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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 309
From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-01-27 5:58 pm   Permalink

Here's my new living room set that I found on Craigslist. It's a 3 band 3/4 pretzel sofa, with matching single band 3/4 pretzel side tables, and a kidney shaped coffee table. They had it listed as bamboo/surf furniture, so obviously nobody was biting on it. Sorry for the small pics. I broke my camera the other day, so these are off of my phone.

the set with one of my many peacock chairs (my huge one is on the other side of the room)


I love the matching 3/4 pretzel side tables



Here's a picture of a shelf that I've been working on. I found it out back of a secondhand store in really bad condition. I got some glass shelves cut, sanded it, stained it, and clear-coated it. I don't really like the cane (it was caned on every joint before) so I think I'm going to leave it as is, with only the bottom joint covered where the rattan comes together.


And last but not least, here's the view of my bar from the couch.


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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-01-27 6:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-27 17:58, kahalakruzer wrote:







This is the set I would ideally love to find for myself .
Beautiful shape its in too.


 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2010-01-27 6:17 pm   Permalink

Nice set Kahala, LOVE the cushions! Are they original?
Let's see some more pics of the bar area too.
Aloha,

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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-01-27 6:46 pm   Permalink

leleliz, I've been looking for a set like this for some time too. I got lucky this time. I just happened to find this set for a very reasonable price, get my tax return, and convince my roommate to let me take his enormous sectional and table out of our living room. I can't stress enough to look up bamboo furniture on craiglist, as well as rattan obviously, because the uneducated (nontikiphiles) can't seem to tell the difference, which also seems to drop the price! I just need one more matching chair, and my living room set should be complete.

Quote:

On 2010-01-27 18:17, Tiki Royale wrote:
Nice set Kahala, LOVE the cushions! Are they original?
Let's see some more pics of the bar area too.
Aloha,





I believe the interior part of the cushions are correct, but the barkcloth is probably a newer addition. The cushions weigh a ton because they are sprung, as opposed to being just a nice thick foam. I too love the top of the cushions (all in great shape by the way, minus a little needed cleaning), but the sides are covered with a lavender colored upholstery fabric. I don't know what it's made of, but it's definitely not barkcloth. And for full disclosure, they're pretty damn uncomfortable, but I still love them!

If you want to see my bar in all it's glory, it has already got it's own thread over in Creating Tiki. Just search Apartment Bar...you'll find it.
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-01-27 8:27 pm   Permalink

Dude, nice score. I keep searching CL for a couch like that, but there doesn't seem to be anything here in "colonial furniture central" New England. I'll keep looking.

 
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