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The Zombie Hideaway
Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-02-25 6:22 pm   Permalink

Very, Nice! I'd bring over a couple Mai Tais, but the ice would probably melt on the 3000 mile trip, so I'll just have to gaze longingly at the posts of your fireplace & sigh. Nice work! Mine's currently in cash flow hold. Should see some more progress in a week or 2.
Mahalo,
Rick


 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 641
From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-02-28 12:20 pm   Permalink

Aloha Rick! Thanks alot!! Bring those Mai Tais anytime!! Don't worry about the ice. I'll have some ready! I can just pull some off my Igloo and we are good to go!!
Yeh, $$$ is nice. I'm pretty lucky right now where I don't have to spend too much more. I have most of the materials, just gotta find the time to do the work. I've spent enough on this room right now.

Thanks for checking up!
Mahalo and all the best, Dan


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2009-03-19 12:30 am   Permalink

That fireplace is great! now finish the rest of the room and show us please. Tiki doesn't tolerate lazy temple building worshipers.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1268
From: Calgary
Posted: 2009-04-04 2:01 pm   Permalink

Any updates?



 
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tiki beat by marcus thorn
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
Posts: 719
From: A Little Island called Australia
Posted: 2009-04-04 5:25 pm   Permalink

that is perfection i love it can i come and live there

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3525
From: HELL
Posted: 2009-04-05 08:53 am   Permalink



okay- not the kahiki fireplace but a damn good job......this turned out great!! well done!!
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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 209
From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2009-04-17 05:16 am   Permalink

Bumping this - any updates. Absolutely wonderful work! This is a bar to really be proud of, and I was excited to see further work...

 
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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 309
From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2009-04-17 10:27 pm   Permalink

Yea that place looks wonderful...Can't wait to see it finished. Great work!

 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2009-04-18 12:23 pm   Permalink

I love the attention to detail, outstanding job!


Amy


 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 641
From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-25 6:24 pm   Permalink

Aloha everybody!! Thank you all for your kind words!!
We have actually been busy with our old car and working in the shop so the Lounge has been put off a bit. We also just got home from a whirlwind trip through about 5 different States over the last two weeks! Roadtrips are great but they sure are tiring!

I still have some updating to put on here so I will get some posted in the next few days.

Thanks again for all your comments! It makes me want to get in the Lounge and finish it all off!!

A Big Mahalo!! TabooDan


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-04-25 10:17 pm   Permalink

Wait! Stop! Back-up! What old car?

 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 641
From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-25 10:53 pm   Permalink

Hey BigKahuna,
the old car....well it's a 57' Ford Custom and I think you can just make out a hair of it under the bamboo, boxes and other crap back on page 2.
Trying to get her on the road by the end of May so we got lot's of work to do!
Thanks for checking by!
TabooDan


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 334
From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-04-27 11:46 pm   Permalink

Hi Dan, any new pictures to post? I was really enjoying your thread and the beautiful construction of your Bar room. Would love to see more. Alo-o-o-o-o-o-ha!
John (Pupu)


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2348
From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-04-28 5:46 pm   Permalink

Kool! I've got a '59 Impala mild custom. One of the guys in my car club built the orange '57 Fairlane Kustom that was on the cover of Rod & Kulture, Rolls & Pleats & Kustoms Illustrated. I sell traditional Kustom parts...skirts, dummy spots, wheel covers, etc. PM me if you need anything & get cruisin'!

 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 641
From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-04-29 5:14 pm   Permalink

Okay, just to refresh us on the North side of the room where I built the angled ceiling and where the bar/bench area would be, here's an early one:



You can see the drop downs, matting up, cut outs in walls, Fijian Tapa Cloth up, and sea grass matting on ceiling.

This one shows the first strip of thatching I added. This was mounted about 8" in on the ceiling side and then hangs over and down from the edge:



Here too, I have the dark stained beams up. To the right in this pictures, you can also see the material I will be using for the finished ceiling.

At first I was going to use the same sea grass matting that was on the rest of the ceiling (as above). I had showed that style previously in the old restaurant postcards. Once I got going, I decided I wanted to use as many different materials as I could in this lounge so decided to change it up a bit.

I went to our supplier and picked up some 'Heather' fencing. It is a really cool looking branch/bamboo fencing that is quite thick and is made up of lots of pieces woven together. The only problem with this (besides it being a real pain, messy and difficult to work with) is that there are small gaps between the pieces and I did not want to see the white ceiling above.
This look will give a real authentic look to the roof and really break up the two areas quite well. As you are inside one area of the room, it will look like you are in a different room all together. I hope anyway!!

I decided I would just attach regular thatching to the ceiling first and then cover it up with the Heather. It adds to the cost a little and is more work but it will really guarantee you will not see through the Heather. It will also prevent me from having to paint the ceiling which is fine with me. Overall, it will just make me feel better knowing it is there.

Here's the left side with the sea grass up:



The next two photos kind of suck so I apologize ahead! Here it is from straight underneath, with the wall (with Tapa) on the left, looking straight up:



You can already see the white coming through in some spots. Once I'm done, these will be all gone and you won't see any white!!

Here's one from underneath the roof looking out towards the rest of the Zombie Hideaway:





While all this is going on, I started to build the curved bench area that will be the booth area of the bar. I looked into purchasing one but they were quite expensive and the style, size and design, wasn't what I wanted so hell...if you can't get it, build it!!

I started off with good old trusty 5/8" thick MDF. I cut the size and shape I wanted and then cut supports to hold it all together:



This was going to be a three part job. The two benches and then the curved corner area. I had not built this type before so knew it would be a bit challenging with design I wanted. It became a four part job after working on it!



Here is a little better shot as you can see the side and see my design a little better:



I wanted, from the seat, the front of the bench to taper in towards the floor. I also wanted the back rest to taper towards the wall from the seat.
I would then slope the seat (finished cushion) higher in the front and down to the back and then have the lower back thicker and taper up towards the top. I guess it's a little hard to explain but you will get the picture.

Here's one of the room so you can get an idea of the size/layout:



A closer view of the benches almost complete with their fronts on:



Here they are with the framing done and the lower corner area being added:



Next is with the curved upper framing done:



This was tricky as I have a 10 degree angle on the back support. Not only does the corner curve but but it has the sloped 10 degree's to it. Tricky but it worked out and will be really cool once the cushion is custom made.

Next is a good side shot where you can see the idea of the design again:



I am sure I could have done this a hell of a lot more basic, like, minus the tapered pieces, just go build a straight box-like bench, but this is going to be a pretty important part of the room so it had to be done right. Alot of work but it should pay off.

Here's looking from the left side:



You can see inside the benches here. I will have the surface piece, with the cushions, lift off and we'll have storage in both benches as well.

This is kind of a cool shot showing the room:



In the corner, I made sure that I built the top corner section strong enough and the correct size as I have a specific Oceanic Arts Tiki Pole that will find it's home there.
I want this booth area to look just like a Trader Vic's or some other old restaurant so I had to plan it out. You can see the Pole in this shot. We are having a friend do custom upholstery for the bench and it will be a nice old vinyl material and will look just like the old Tiki restaurants.
Well, that's the plan anyway!








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