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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-03-03 7:43 pm   Permalink

Hey thanks everyone! It's so awesome to read the encouraging comments. Especially since some of you have such beautiful tiki spaces yrselves (I'm looking at you Lake Surfer and Zulu Magoo)...

I have a few photo updates. Last night I started stamping the tapa patterns on the soffit. I have to thank Howland and Tikiville for inspiring me to try it, but in all honesty, I've been dreading this step. I just wasn't sure if I'd be able to make it look authentic enough. Anyway, here are some snapshots:



Yes, that is me with the mutton chops SDT.


I DO like how the pattern melds with the pot lights.



But overall, I'm still not sure if I like it yet...and I'll prolly feel better about it when I'm done. I guess I can live with it for now.

A question: Does anyone have any ideas for the ceiling? I'm thinking burlap with bamboo accents at this time...Your thoughts?

Mahalo again everyone!


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skootiki
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Joined: Oct 04, 2009
Posts: 465
From: fallbrook,ca
Posted: 2010-03-03 7:46 pm   Permalink

I saw this new forum and this was the first thread........INCREDIBLE! I was so enthralled that I didn't even notice that you made your own tiles for the bar untill I scrolled through it again. Fantastic work, I am jealous and inspired at the same time.

 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 636
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-03-04 11:20 am   Permalink

I dig your stamped tapa...alot more refined than then the sloppy one I'm still chipping away at .
I find real TAPA for reasonable prices (sometimes) on ebay,and Michaels usually has black fishing nets ( best thing to do is buy something cheap and get a 50% off cupon and then buy the net or wit till the weekend flyers in the paper for cupons)and fill the ceiling with nets!
Or yeah your burlap idea is another ,I've purchease burlap by the meter for less than 3 dollars...


 
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ashman_atl
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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-03-04 12:05 pm   Permalink

Tapa stampage is looking real good. Are you using a Speedball type product for the stamps or woodcuts? Great designs. How much effort and $$ do you want to put into that ceiling? Seagrass looks great, but the idea about the netting is a good way to get effect at low cost and save your back.

 
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Mongoloid
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Joined: Apr 25, 2008
Posts: 590
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2010-03-04 2:49 pm   Permalink

Very Impressive!!! (understatement)

 
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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2010-03-06 10:00 am   Permalink

Yes, that rock wall is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen in a bar.
The rest of the place is first rate, too.
Nicely done.


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1286
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-03-07 07:45 am   Permalink

Great work on the tapa and that rocl wall is truly awesome.

 
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surfer rob
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Joined: Mar 08, 2010
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Posted: 2010-03-09 12:23 pm   Permalink

man- that is awesome. Nice work!

 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1062
Posted: 2010-03-09 2:25 pm   Permalink

WOW! I am completely blown away!
Glad to see all of the progress shots, the mural with the lighting effects looks fantastic!

Absolutely stunning!


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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-03-11 8:50 pm   Permalink

Thanks again folks! Here's a few recent shots:

The bar with the bottles (and mood-killing flash):


And again:


The soffit is done, the Witco is up:


This is a side I haven't really shown much. It's kind of been a dirty little secret so far...In the near future I will be putting wood planks on the walls. That wood will have a busted nautical wreck appearance. Through a hole in the wreckage you will be able to spy the fish tank that will sit on that shelf:



Shots of the bar with different light:





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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11265
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-03-13 12:03 am   Permalink

That is just crazy! Making your own tapa, tiles, lava....your place is a GESAMTKUNSTWERK!

It makes me wish I could come by with a lighting package and replicate the mood one will experience in person in photos.

And I wish I had the time to view every thread on this whole amazing, exploding home bar section on TC. Mindboggling work, y'all!


 
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Trailerpark Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2010
Posts: 352
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2010-04-01 2:04 pm   Permalink

Great work! An inspiration indeed. Love the mural and the tapa cloth.

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-06-11 11:03 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words folks! It's cool when you can get kudos from a guy like Sven.

Here's a few newer shots. I've been (very slowly) plugging away at getting the ceiling finished. I'm not near the end yet, but I thought I'd post a few progress shots anyway:




I've started adding a bit of the "shipwreck wood":


Here's just a few more random shots of the room:










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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 323
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-06-13 11:10 pm   Permalink

Everything looks great! I think the important question is... when do we get to see it in person??

 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-06-14 12:28 am   Permalink

Awesome!

 
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