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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 240
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-04-14 12:54 pm   Permalink

Just picked these up. I'm super stoked as these are my first rattan pieces.




The seller told me the table tops had been replaced with oak, so those will have to be changed.
Anyhow, it'll be fun to fix 'em up, can't wait until they're done.








 
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TikiRootsRocka
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Joined: Apr 15, 2011
Posts: 240
From: Los Angeles, California
Posted: 2012-04-17 10:44 am   Permalink

Thanks to everyone for posting your cleanup and restoration tips, they definitely came in handy. She's still got a long way to go, but there's a huge difference with a Murphy's Oil Soap wash and some orange oil.

I tried to use just the sudds from the from the MOS, applied 2 applications of orange oil, and washed the cushion covers. Next is the "super cleaning," getting all of the dirt out of the little knooks and cracks, more orange oil, a beeswax finish, and custom covers. Oh, and that table top is killing me








 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1222
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2012-04-29 07:45 am   Permalink

Didn't expect to find one of these here! Mrs. 8FT always wanted a rattan aquarium so she's happy & that makes me happy too.
It was a yard sale find yesterday with a Mid-West price...$20 Just have to clean it because they had a turtle in it instead of fish.


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KittyKat65
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Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 47
From: Austin, TX
Posted: 2012-05-06 08:17 am   Permalink

I just bought this set:



 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2012-05-24 3:20 pm   Permalink

Found this huge vintage rattan shelving unit at Salvation Army on 1/2 price day for the office!



 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1222
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2012-05-27 08:44 am   Permalink

Wow, lightning strikes twice in one month. Another yard sale find. This one is larger and more elaborate. Purchased from a former US serviceperson who brought it back from the Phillipines. Will probably keep this one and sell or trade the other one now. Don't have room for both.




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KittyKat65
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Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 47
From: Austin, TX
Posted: 2012-05-30 11:52 am   Permalink

A start on my new family room...





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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-05-30 12:19 pm   Permalink

Very cool

 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2012-07-12 04:44 am   Permalink

So back in 2007 I picked up this set of 2x 2 seaters & 2x single seaters for $200,
Regretably sold it a year later...



then shortly after I found this set "lovingly restored" with blue enamel, I passed these up..


now fast forward to July 2012 & I just bought this set on ebay for $300.. now just a quick 1200km (800mi?) drive each way to pick them up..





 
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Bamboo Bev
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Joined: Apr 02, 2012
Posts: 34
From: Australia
Posted: 2012-07-13 12:54 am   Permalink

Man, great find and real cheap too, I found a set like this in Newtown but they want $3000.00 for the set.

 
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KittyKat65
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Joined: Apr 18, 2012
Posts: 47
From: Austin, TX
Posted: 2012-07-13 09:25 am   Permalink

Great price and nice set!

As a former Sydney gal, I agree that Newtown prices are ridiculous.


 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2012-07-13 8:33 pm   Permalink

Agreed, Newtown is ridiculous, but that's the price you pay to walk into a store and take home the rare furniture you want without scouring the earth for months/years, getting up on the weekend before sunrise to go to swapmeets, carboot sales, yard sales, thrift stores, church stalls, markets etc. And then there's ebay, gumtree, craigslist etc...
nice to look at though!!!


 
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Bamboo Bev
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Joined: Apr 02, 2012
Posts: 34
From: Australia
Posted: 2012-07-14 05:30 am   Permalink

Yeah, we don't buy from there just go and check out the cool stuff and get ideas. I just picked up a real nice art deco style lounge suite today for $140 from an op shop, not realy tiki but looks real cool and to good to pass up.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4252
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-09-13 5:35 pm   Permalink

I just scored a great old rattan bar from a local thrift store.



Have not seen one like this before with the rounded shelves on each end.

The back is nice with lots of room and two rattan drawers.



Going to use as sofa table for now until the Tiki Room gets up and running.



DC


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3081
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2012-09-13 7:32 pm   Permalink

Beautiful bar Dusty, you are a lucky one.

 
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