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hombre
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From: The Cannibal Lounge (Avon, Ohio)
Posted: 2010-03-09 1:17 pm   Permalink

amazing. This will be the coolest room ever!

 
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Iokona Ki'i
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-03-09 1:41 pm   Permalink

Nice recap John!
Love the bar with the wahine in the corner.
Great attention to detail.

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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2010-04-10 01:19 am   Permalink

Here are a few pictures of some recent work on the booth.
First, the (very, very) rough mock-up design for the map. The idea is to make it look like a 3-D representation of an old 1950's Hawaiian travel brochure map:



To make a border for the map, I picked up some of that scalloped wood trim from Home Depot, burned and brushed it and cut up some bamboo.



I positioned the the contour of the scalloped wood in juxtapostion to the half-bamboo sections and added small bamboo rounds
(covering the 'seams' between the bamboo) to create a kind of 'woven wood' effect. I just liked the way it looked so I went with it.













Still alot to do, including mortar mix poured and sculpted over the wood shapes on the sill around the back of the booth
to create a terraced ocean floor for the shell lamps, coral, sea fans, etc.

The ceiling of the booth will have cross beams, matting, float lights, Disneyland Submarine ride Sewaweed, etc. and there will be
irregular cut bamboo poles for partial walls and a thick grass awning wrapping around the front.

The map will have a directional compass with a sculpted/painted flower lei as the border and gold-leaf covered arrows pointing N,S,E and W.
Other details (route lines and chalkware figures) will also be added.

I'll be working more on the booth and the airplane fuselage this weekend.
Thanks guys...and have a great weekend!
John


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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2010-04-10 05:01 am   Permalink

Wow, stunning bar! Just went through the entire thread, awesome work mate
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-04-10 06:24 am   Permalink

You're killing me! That's amazing!

 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-04-10 06:48 am   Permalink

Lookin' good John! Love your imagination and passion for the detail. Keep the inspiration coming!

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2010-04-10 2:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks Guys, sorry the pictures themselves are kind of lame. For lack of any real mood lighting in place, I've just been using a work light to throw some illumination for the pictures. I can't wait to make it look more inviting so it'll look the way it's supposed to and, maybe I can hold a foot-candle (bad lighting guy joke) to some of your beautiful postings.

I'm looking forward to posting the airplane section. Really happy with the way that's comin along.
Much aloha,
John


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-10 2:36 pm   Permalink

Very clever use of that scalloped wood John - looks great

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-04-10 3:55 pm   Permalink

Beautifully done! It's great how the smallest additions you make tend to flow into the overall feel of the room. Fantastic. I am sure that if Trader Vic's soul was to roam this world looking for a new home your address would be high on the list. Well... it would be on my list too. Keep up the fine work and thanks again for sharing the build pics.

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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2010-04-10 9:47 pm   Permalink

Unbelievable! I'm amazed at the attention to detail. I've been inspired once again on Tiki Central. Here I am, fretting about putting up a wall and you are putting a fuselage of an airplane in your room. lol Great job!

 
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jpmartdog
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Joined: Mar 27, 2005
Posts: 650
From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2010-04-11 05:10 am   Permalink

The map/mural over the booth is absolutely incredible - what a great idea. Love the relief sculptures of the islands. Can't believe how much work you put into that braided border. It in itself, is art! Happy to see all the update pics in one post. Cant wait to see more!

 
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TikiPops
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2010-04-12 10:04 am   Permalink

Man I love seeing your latest posts. The booth & map are awesome. That border is truly unique. Your attention to detail is great. Looking forward to what's next!

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-04-12 10:09 am   Permalink

Love the new update. It's lookin' awesome!

 
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JackLord
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Joined: Jan 18, 2006
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From: Washington, DC
Posted: 2010-04-12 10:58 am   Permalink

Incredible. I would love to drink there. And its not even done yet.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2010-04-12 10:59 am   Permalink

The island artwork is fantastic and it curves in the corner just like the booth..

The details really make it incredible.

Nicely done.


 
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