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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2008-07-22 6:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the info, I'll see if I can find some of those tables! Yeah, that sounds like a drag to put everything away, but hey it gives you something to look forward to in the spring

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2008-07-23 7:38 pm   Permalink

Congrads on the great scores Sputnik.You have made your out door living-like indoors .
Very Very coooooool.


 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 253
From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2008-07-29 10:37 pm   Permalink

Found these at a Goodwill store today. They were $9.99 each. There are no cushions & a few scratches & the banding is coming off one leg on one chair. Anyone know how to, or where to have these refinished. Also any info on the style or the age. There are no tags or labels anywhere on them.






 
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lennieguys
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Joined: Feb 28, 2007
Posts: 34
From: Koloa, Kauai
Posted: 2008-07-30 07:52 am   Permalink

You might want to try Frank's Cane and Rush. I'm not sure of the town, but it's inland from Huntington Beach. ( I think) ? I've gotten some rattan repair items once about 10 yrs ago. They also have an webpage. Hope this helps.

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1273
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-09-26 12:24 pm   Permalink

I finally found a couple of rattan chairs for my office. Now I gotta find some cushions... or at least some fabric.





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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1257
From: Calgary
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:32 pm   Permalink

Just got this set of 3 chairs and 2 tables from an auction...however, the photo only shows 2 of the chairs 'cause I'm too lazy to set up a photo of the whole set...




...Anyway, you get the idea. But check out that fabric!
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2008-11-25 10:54 pm   Permalink

I have alot of rattan, anybody interested in trading for something interesting? OLd diving helmet or...?

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-11-26 06:28 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-18 08:47, irishf wrote:
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.








IrishFWhat you have there is pseudo rattan manufacured during WWII when Japanese cut off the rattan supply to the West.

It is most likely Ashcraft brand and made of ASH or possibly hickory. This is why there are hardly any curved pieces. To get the curved pieces they would steam the wood until it was pliable.

Nice set!

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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7445
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-01-14 8:07 pm   Permalink

" Weldwood " Rattan???

Anyone know any info of this co./ stuff ?








 
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TikiMookie
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Joined: Feb 12, 2007
Posts: 177
From: No Cal
Posted: 2009-01-17 8:37 pm   Permalink

We bought this Frankl set a few years ago at an antique mall. We were working on putting together the room, went to OA to get matting, etc, the weekend before (drove from Sacramento) and found this set as we walked into the mall that was next door to OSH where we just went to get bamboo to trim out our wall and ceiling work.

we were quite surprised and both knew we had to buy it, although it was way out of our budget... sometimes you just have to do it!

We love it!!! We spend many evenings listening to tiki music with some fine cocktails, or read the paper on weekend mornings with our coffee, the only thing that could make it better is if we actually lived in Hawaii.

The set is vintage, however, it was all re-covered and not all of the peices match, some are 4 strand and others are 6. It's really sturdy too.








 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2330
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-01-18 06:18 am   Permalink

What a great set! I'm jealous. All I have is a bunch of mismatched stuff. Great find!

 
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1922
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-01-20 11:21 pm   Permalink

Tiki mookie -the prior owners of your rattan set had good taste and had
the cushions covered in Chris Stone bark cloth in a banana leaf pattern
design which is discontinued and no longer available .Here is a set I am
about to redo the bark cloth with the exact original material I recently
found .I have always liked the vintage bark cloth designs, they just seem
to pop and give the furniture that nostalgic look.





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Pyro
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 100
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2009-01-22 5:42 pm   Permalink

Bar & sofa inherited from my grandparents. They originally bought the set (used to have end tables and coffee table that have since fallen apart) in Cuba in the pre-Castro days when my grandfather was a commander at the naval base. After being passed around to many family members, the bar and sofa made its way to me. My husband and I have been adding to the collection. And the bar is what started us on collecting tiki mugs in the first place.


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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: 2009-01-22 6:15 pm   Permalink

Great story Pyro. My mom used to live in Miami and said that Cuba was one of the most beautiful places she'd ever visited.
What is the top of the bar made of? The patina on all of the pieces looks fantastic.
Aloha,

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Pyro
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From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2009-01-22 6:21 pm   Permalink

Actually, I have no idea what type of wood the top of the bar is made of. I'm hoping to get it refinished at some point, so hopefully I can find out.
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