||The South Pacific Room-Vista,CA
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2010-05-10 2:59 pm  Permalink|
Great work Monk!
A very talented carver and designer.
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Ventura County
|Posted: 2010-05-12 6:12 pm  Permalink|
Damn Derek! I was waiting for that. Can't wait to see more progress.
Joined: Nov 09, 2004
From: The thumb !
|Posted: 2010-05-13 07:23 am  Permalink|
Even though you used a router, it still appears to be a chisel because of the high and lower waves of rough marks. I think there is another TCer who found a way to mass produce this kind of work but lost the hands on approach your still has. Its as great as your frames.
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2010-06-13 09:49 am  Permalink|
Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring installed...
Ceiling Detail (many more lamps to come.. ive only installed a few of what I have)
Curved Sectional and tiki in place. (still need to hang all the artwork)
Joined: Jun 13, 2010
|Posted: 2010-06-13 10:37 am  Permalink|
Your room is amazing!!!
I have to ask, where did you get that nice sectional? I've been looking for something exactly like that.
Kudos - I can't wait to see more pics!
Joined: Jun 08, 2003
From: Lancaster, SC
|Posted: 2010-06-13 2:45 pm  Permalink|
Breathtaking....simply awe inspiring.
More pics, must have more pics. It is looking amazing. I think you have created a room that many of us just dream about.
Joined: May 09, 2005
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2010-06-15 06:59 am  Permalink|
Wow, MM looking good. Considering the amount of space you've got I can see this thread being a very long one. Can't wait for each and every update.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Aug 18, 2002
From: Ventura, CA
|Posted: 2010-07-11 11:02 am  Permalink|
Love that ceiling! Also like my hanging Tuki Tuki Tiki Room bird up there! You're getting me fired up to go finish my beachcomber shack now!
Live like a Beachcomber! www.TikiTony.com www.facebook.com/tikitonybeachcomber
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2010-07-11 10:29 pm  Permalink|
Beautiful work Derek! I love how it is all coming together.
Some great detail work on the beams, and the color is a really great addition to it all! Great design elements!
I've found that sometimes working the router is more difficult than hand carving. A steady hand and slow cuts come from intense concentration.
But you can't beat it for getting large pieces complete in a reasonable amount of time.
Thanks for the progress shots... and congrats!
Joined: Feb 23, 2010
From: Atlanta, GA
|Posted: 2010-07-14 10:01 am  Permalink|
Place is looking hot!
Grand Member (2 years)
Joined: Feb 13, 2007
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
|Posted: 2010-07-14 10:08 am  Permalink|
Can't wait to see it finished... You are a real craftsman! Very inspiring Mr. Monkey!
íViva Tiki! Ambassador of Tiki in Mexico. Zeta is specialized in the research, study and preservation of Tiki culture in Latin countries.
Joined: Mar 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2010-07-14 5:36 pm  Permalink|
Any eye-candy-filled updates to drool over? How about some night shots? Oh boy, night shots.....
Custom Tapa Swag Lamps and Sconces Built By Kahaka
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
|Posted: 2010-08-02 11:03 am  Permalink|
wow! I love the beam , that looks amazing! the big tiki is cool too, that is foam?? this gives me ideas... lol
Joined: Jul 23, 2003
|Posted: 2010-08-05 4:01 pm  Permalink|
Monkeyman, your use of color on that central beam is something I've never seen before.
It is absolutely perfect.
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2010-09-21 2:52 pm  Permalink|
Some progress was made this weekend.... thanks to the chop and fellow artists for motivating me.
Some new trim over the archway.