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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 32
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2014-04-15 2:48 pm   Permalink

Hey there young Bob,

The A frame is looking great mate. I will have to head on over for a closer look again.

Cheers and mahalo,

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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 444
From: western australia
Posted: 2014-04-15 7:27 pm   Permalink

aloha gang, thanks all for your comments.

SoCal Savage - yes, it's the common garden variety fencing, the reeds being
hollow and about a quarter inch average diameter - untreated.

i think the inside will stay about the same colour for years and although the weather will
probably turn the outside grey over time, another layer won't be too hard to apply.

initially, i was thinking of thatch but decided to go with reed for several reasons; not only
to keep the cost down but also the weight - reed being much lighter, it's also quicker to attach,
the air can pass through - reducing any impact by strong winds, (this is also another reason why
i used shadecloth instead of a waterproof membrane), and i figured that the reed would be less
of a fire hazard, as opposed to thatch, although i plan to give the whole thing a good spray with
fire retardant some time soon.

SandraDee - like yourself, i'm a very keen op-shopper/garage-saler/scrounger and absolutely love the hunt,
of course, genuine mid-century american Tiki artefacts are next to impossible to find here.

Pele Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice of ya to drop by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IDoVoodoo - check out Tiki tOny's place :


along with many others here on TC, his work lit the fire under my butt and i plan on a similar shack for
my barbecue area, maybe with artificial ( and fire proof ) thatch... 'cause... you know... my butt's on fire.

Gibbo, welcome anytime cobber.

cheers, bob.

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