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Show off your Rattan!
hala bullhiki
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
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From: champaign,illinois
Posted: 2008-06-26 3:53 pm   Permalink

wow, did you sew those tikis on the fabric, or did you find the fabric with them on it? we desprately need to recover ours.....looks great

 
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albino tiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2008-06-26 5:12 pm   Permalink

Thanks, hala bullhiki. We had the seat cushions professionally made because they needed new foam and my sewing skills aren't that great, but I did make the throw pillows. I used ultrasuede to make the tiki "appliques" so they wouldn't fray and then sewed them onto the fabric.

Here's a better shot of the tangaroa pillow





The white one on the other side of the sofa is the "albino tiki" ku after whom our home bar is named. Unfortunately, he isn't very photogenic.


 
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Numatiki
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Joined: Apr 25, 2007
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From: Chicago
Posted: 2008-06-27 12:26 pm   Permalink

We also had the cushions made with reversible solid sides, so that we can change up the look of the sofa from time to time, as such:




Even though they photograph brown, the solids are actually quite black. Here's a better look:




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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-06-27 8:19 pm   Permalink

Wow, you did a fantastic job on refinishing those, that had to be a big job! The cushions look fantastic as well. Nice work!

 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2008-06-27 8:27 pm   Permalink

found this one at a thrift store a few weeks back. still needs to be cleaned-up & polished a bit, but the cushion is intact & in good shape:





 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-06-27 11:29 pm   Permalink

I have had this for about six years or so.I have not come across another one like
it in the twelve years I have been collecting and selling .1950's blonde rattan
three band- three quarter pretzel with three position notch back chase lounge chair.
I guess you could call it a 333 chase lounge.The floral bark cloth on the centipede
cushion would not have been my number one choice, but it looked recently redone and
was in perfect condition so I left it alone.BTW its currently on the market.

The coffee table is a round Frankl style with real mahogany top w/the rattan banding
detail around the edge of the table top.Most square and round Frankl style coffee table
that I have seen or owned or sold -you would not find the rattan detail on the edge.














Super rare round Paul Frankl style coffee table w/ mahogany top and rattan
banding detail on the tables top outer edge








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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2008-07-09 2:42 pm   Permalink

my rattan booth at the vintage dept store


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irishf
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Joined: Aug 19, 2007
Posts: 97
From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2008-07-18 08:47 am   Permalink

I saw Bamboo Ben's post about the difference between rattan and bamboo. Wikipedia bore him out. On the other hand, I also have a book (it's author could be wrong, I'm sure) about working with rattan, which shows thick rattan.

So who knows what I have here. But I do know it's not hollow. The canes are solid.

Found this yesterday in a moment of TIKI CONVERGENCE when hubby and I walked into our favorite resale shop here in Athens and there was Basement Kahuna restocking his inventory. Our first meeting.

The gregarious and fantastic proprietor of the shop, a woman, guided us over to a photocopied sign of the "rattan" set, which I had been pointing out to hubby for many months, and him always rejecting it. But this time he looked (she is really cute! HAH!). As we were standing there, the owner of the set called to say he was bringing it over to finally display in the shop.

We wound up getting it. Basement Kahuna advised us to keep the upholstery. Hubby loves it too. (sob...I do so want some floral barkcloth).

We paid $225.

This is a 5 pc set, the sofa can be separated to be chairs.






 
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mimi808
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Joined: May 02, 2008
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From: houston tx
Posted: 2008-07-18 11:46 am   Permalink

I agree! Floral barkcloth would definitely make it pop!! Besides, I'm not fond of sitting & lounging on some unknown person's upholstery!! Make it yours!

 
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irishf
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From: Athens, Georgia
Posted: 2008-07-18 2:16 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the vote for floral, Mimi!

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-07-18 6:41 pm   Permalink

This is 1960's rattan.Since men are not big on flowers and women are you can
compromise and go with a nice geometric or a banana leaf looks nice.Always nice
to find original vintage bark cloth if possible.Here are several examples of
original bark cloth patterns .Looks best when you do solid side panels and
then the welting is a color pulled out of the print.Note ; none of these are
flower patterns.PM if you have questions or need help.
Aloha,
Trader Bill


















 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2008-07-22 08:38 am   Permalink

Here are some pix of the LowBrow Lanai..our covered patio area in the backyard. All of it is thrift store finds. We lucked out and found the entire Frankl pretzel arm set, table and chairs, and the bar for super cheap. Got the Heywood Wakefield Ashcraft barstools off of Craigslist, they didn't know what he had. I only wish we could use it more than 4 months out of the year!




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mimi808
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From: houston tx
Posted: 2008-07-22 12:19 pm   Permalink

I totally agree with the leafy look, but definitely something nice and tropical that everyone could live with. There are some beautiful colors and patterns that aren't too feminine, yet look tropical and breezy!! I saw some recently at Joann
Fabrics that were soooo beautiful. Good luck!!


 
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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
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From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-07-22 3:02 pm   Permalink

Sputnikmoss, that's a beautiful patio area! Where did you get the little triangular tables next to the butterfly chairs? I'd love to have those to go next to our butterflies as well. Also out of curiosity, what do you do with everything when the winter weather hits? Do you move it inside, or cover it, or leave it to brave the elements?

 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2008-07-22 6:17 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-22 15:02, TikiTres wrote:
Sputnikmoss, that's a beautiful patio area! Where did you get the little triangular tables next to the butterfly chairs? I'd love to have those to go next to our butterflies as well. Also out of curiosity, what do you do with everything when the winter weather hits? Do you move it inside, or cover it, or leave it to brave the elements?



Thanks! We found the triangle tables at a garage sale. They fold up and lie flat and have a hook for hanging on the wall. I saw some more on Ebay a while ago. They are pink, green, blue, and yellow formica on a thin veneer. When the rain hits we take all the pads off and put them in the shed. They are naugahyde so nothing really hurts them. We stack the rattan frames close to the house and they don't get wet. We take down all the pictures and store them too. So far we have had really good luck..I just hate having to put it all away in September.


 
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