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Hapa Haole Hideaway Rebuild Again! - Open
Queen Kamehameha
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-07-21 2:29 pm   Permalink

Looking good, love the tapa door panals, nice tough. The whole project is coming together!

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TikiPops
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From: Buena Park, Ca.
Posted: 2009-07-23 08:33 am   Permalink

I really like the door treatment. The bar stools are cool too. The room is coming together with a nice vibe.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-07-26 07:09 am   Permalink

July 25, 2009
More help from Tiki 65 Saturday. We had to rehang the thatch over the bar. The support hook was not to our satisfaction and a few other tweaks. That was done. The big job was the bar top install.


We chose to cover the bar in hardwood flooring. 6' X 7.5" pieces.


With each end of the bar angled to match the wall and the support beam, it required a lot of custom cuts. We glued them down, and ran screws up from underneath to hold it in place to the 3/4 plywood.

11 foot bar, that's near 3 feet deep, meant a lot of looking at flooring. We found what we wanted, and it turned out that one box would cover the whole bar. That was a very lucky break on this special order. We could not have bought another piece.
Sahara is the color and it is very close to the look of the bar and tables at the Mai Kai. Ours has square pegs in it.




I also reworked the foot rest. Picked to good straight pieces of 5 inch bamboo and cut them to match. We'll do a little decoraing on them and screw them in when we do the bar front later.

The bar moulding is cut and ready to go. Maybe stain it today. Looking to start the back bar now and tile it and install the sink, etc.





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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-07-26 10:19 am   Permalink

Love how you made the door look! Awesome job!
Can't wait to see it all come together.


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machinelf
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Posted: 2009-07-30 12:15 pm   Permalink

Great choice for the bar top, it looks fantastic. Love those pegs. Looking forward to continued progress!

 
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Wayfarer
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2009-07-31 8:07 pm   Permalink

I like the bar, the wood has a nice look to it with the square pegs.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-08-08 6:13 pm   Permalink

August 8th, 2009
You know, you post these pictures and it seems like a snap. Each of these is hours of work and hours of planning...


Tiki 65 reworked all the 2x4 supports on the bar. Made things cleaner, better, stronger. Added 2 shelves.


Put the stained trim around the bar front.




Ms. Swanky started painting the shelves.


Finished painting the shelves and added stained trim to the back side of the bar. Also reworked the bar bar 2x4s.

Installed the surround sound speakers and ran cable to the bar.


Put up a little decor. This was a real pain to hang.

Enjoyed the first Mai Tai in the bar...


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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-08-10 09:11 am   Permalink

Nice job - the square pegs really do seal the deal.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-08-22 5:44 pm   Permalink

August 22nd, 2009


Fixed the bamboo footrests. Attached a sort of footer on them so they are a bit off the ground and stable. Really difficult to line things up.


Built the liquor shelves. 4" deep shelves. 4' wide.


And a shelf for the surround sound DVD player.

Painted them.

Hid the speaker wires under split bamboo.

Laid the slate tiles out to see how they fit.

Laid and grouted.

Sink installed. Backsplash in and it all matches the PNG stuff well. Put a piece of 1/4 bamboo in the corner to hide wires to the lamp over the bar.

Installed the stained trim.



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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-08-22 5:44 pm   Permalink



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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2009-08-22 7:35 pm   Permalink

Great stuff swanky. It's interesting to see your progress as you're doing some very similar things to what I'm doing...

Like I said, it's looking great so far.
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1961surf
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From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-08-22 9:17 pm   Permalink

Nice work Swanky...I have been watching the progress on your project for awhile.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-08-23 7:30 pm   Permalink

August 23rd
Really a lot going on in the bar now, but not everything warrants a picture. Decor on the walls, etc. Everything is a lot of tweaking and decision making.

Tiki 65 covered the mini split in vinyl to hide it. Yeah!

Thanks Bob & Leroy for our custom order rail post! He also did lots to make the OA rail post ready to install. Just so you know how this was done for your reference: The rail post has a bolt in it and we drilled into the floor and used what is basically a large (3 inch) washer and lock nut to tighten it to the floor. The bamboo cross posts are attached by having specially carved plugs on the rail post and the beam that are exactly the size to fit inside the bamboo. We bolted these plugs to the beam and rail post and slid the bamboo on and screwed the bamboo to the plugs. Also cut the bamboo to form fit the rail. It's a near invisible rail support.

Ms Swanky wired the ceramic tiles to the rails.

Close up of the wiring for the tiles. In the background are some experimental colors for the bar front... Stay tuned...

Here are all 4 tiles in place before the rope wrapping. Oh, and the kapu thing, the 32 inch flat panel TV. The horror! I used to be in the no TV camp. I later realized, we spent in the neighborhood of $10-15k on this tiki bar. We are looking for more reasons to be in here. When it's Tiki time, either no TV, or slideshows of vintage Tiki scenes. When it's SEC football season, we're in the bar shouting at our boys.

Hung the cargo net stuff.

Lots of flash here to show details. When we get done, there will be lots of appropriate lighting shots. Really down to details. Decor. Painting. Touch-up. Should be shaking and serving for Labor Day!


 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-08-23 9:07 pm   Permalink

WOWZA!!!!!

 
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exotica59
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Posted: 2009-08-31 9:11 pm   Permalink

wow! You can really be proud of all the hard work you have put into this Swanky! Looks great. I love the step by step photos.
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