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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1248
From: Calgary
Posted: 2009-09-14 5:51 pm   Permalink

Wow. That's gorgeous!

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2009-09-14 5:59 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-09-12 19:42, GatorRob wrote:

Entrance from the living room


So innocent looking from this angle...

Quote:




..then POW! BAM!

Great intimate space and attention to detail. I can't wait to see what the outside has to offer.

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-09-14 8:07 pm   Permalink

You did a beautiful job. The lighting and decor are both perfect.

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2009-09-16 03:05 am   Permalink

Thank you everyone. Your kind responses have really floored me! I drew a lot of inspiration and tips from the people here on TC over the years, so hopefully our room will inspire someone else to get busy building their personal Tiki space.

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5667
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2009-09-16 04:02 am   Permalink

Wow...now that is doin in up right!!! Very inspiring, love the bar back and the lighting is very cocktailish. FABULOUS

 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-09-16 10:29 am   Permalink

Sweet!!!! Excellent execution.
The Tiki behind the bar looks perfect with the tall ceilings.
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1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1919
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2009-09-19 5:51 pm   Permalink

The root ball tiki is off the charts!

 
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Fugu
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Joined: Feb 06, 2006
Posts: 121
From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2009-09-20 3:53 pm   Permalink

The whole room looks fantastic! The entrance from the living room is really cool and it just gets better and better from there.

 
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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 204
From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2009-09-28 03:29 am   Permalink

Agreed on all counts. This has that dimly-lit, mysterious vibe found only in the best Polynesian spots. Were I sitting at that bar, I'd get that "constantly looking over my shoulder" feeling, where I feel like some live tiki might come sneaking out of the shadows - and that's intended as a compliment. Very nice work.

Look forward to seeing shots of the patio. Definitely needs a few torches, preferably of the big-flame or gas kind, and lots of dense jungle greenery with a few dark, spooky carvings picked out by the flame and the dim light from the windows. Maybe a little lava rock waterfall in an outer corner. Getting good vibes just imagining this place. The fact that it's such a sudden change from well-lit house to moody bar makes it better.


 
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leekitiki
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Joined: Jan 01, 2011
Posts: 4
Posted: 2011-04-06 5:13 pm   Permalink

Hello, Your tiki bar is excellent. I noticed a rootball tiki behind the bar. I am looking for a rootball. Would you let me know how you aquired it. I WANT ONE!!!!!!!

Leekitiki


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 3750
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-04-06 6:05 pm   Permalink

Sweet bar... Now I need rum!!!

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2011-04-07 08:03 am   Permalink

Thanks for the compliments guys! That rootball Tiki was carved by our own mega talented carver, Will Anders (wplugger). Will brought him to the South Florida Tiki Carving Jam at Benzart's home in 2008. Here he is kicking back against a tree at that event:



I knew he would be a great fit behind the bar (but barely!), so I couldn't resist bringing him home with me. He shared the backseat with Flounder and kept him company for the 2+ hour drive home. It was fun getting him up there and secured enough so he wouldn't come crashing down on future unsuspecting guests!





You can find Will carving away at his home in Ft Lauderdale. And if you look around the Mai-Kai, you will see LOTS of his handiwork, from concrete-cast outdoor Tikis to the many spears that surround the windows looking in on the Chinese ovens. Sadly, his Suffering Bastard carving that WAS in the outdoor gardens has succumbed to the elements and was recently removed. He also carved the table lamp bases in my bar. Here's a shot he took of them before they left Will's Tiki Emporium (i.e., his driveway):



And in place with shades we fashioned for them:



And finally, here's another rootball Tiki Will carved (not mine, but Will may still have it?):



(Edited for spelling goofs)

[ This Message was edited by: GatorRob 2011-04-07 08:05 ]


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-04-07 09:21 am   Permalink

Simply beautiful Rob! I am humbled.

 
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Tiki-ESP
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 218
From: Orange-O-Rama
Posted: 2011-04-07 2:26 pm   Permalink

What is the gong for? Something special happening?

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2011-04-07 3:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-04-07 14:26, Tiki-ESP wrote:
What is the gong for? Something special happening?


Don't ask me. Why not ask these ladies?



To this day, a gong always accompanies the arrival of the Mystery Girl...





And lest you are not yet convinced of the gong's place in a Tiki Bar:





And THAT is why there is a gong in my bar.


 
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