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The Tiki Bar to be Named has a name WIKI-TIKI BAR
tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-08-09 11:00 am   Permalink

Oh yeah,
Here's an idea for your speakers.
Go to fabric store and get a gauze type fabric
cover for grill of speakers.
Like this.






 
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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-08-09 6:54 pm   Permalink

I had a window like that - it was letting in too much light, so here's what I did:



The image is printed on photographic paper, which only lets in a low level of light during the day. It was backed onto a a piece of clear rigid plastic jammed into the window frame to protect the paper from condensation on the window pane, which has worked really well. Then I nailed in some small bamboo around the edges to hold it all in place and to stop light getting in around the edges of the picture. I didn't use any glue and the paper is attached to the plastic only with Scotch tape. That way I can replace it easily if I decide I want to put another pic in there.

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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-08-10 3:03 pm   Permalink

Love those speaker covers....definitely a must.

Window treatments are going to take some trial and error I think, so many good ideas...

I think some mugs or booze will definitely find a nice home up there....stay tuned!


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2011-08-11 07:29 am   Permalink

Your bar is coming along nicely.
But don't try to go too fast.
Home tiki bars are never done they are
like a scrap book you keep adding to.
When you go on vacation or to a tiki event
you pick up items for your bar year after year.
That way when you look around the room you
will see a mug from Shelter Island or a blowfish from
Mexico.
And you can tell the story about how when going through
customs the girl checking your bag pricked herself on one
of the blowfish you had wraped in your underwear for protection
and just closed up the bag and did not ask you what it was
she just pricked herself on.(true story)
It's better than just saying I got that at pottery barn.
Take your time that way the ideas will come to you and all
will be better.
Plus get the lighting right.
I see so may tiki bars that don't have much lighting.
That's what makes em cool.
You don't need to buy lights from a guy like me I'm not saying that.
But you can use small lamps from the 50s or up lights for fake trees
on your tikis, bamboo patio lights, rope light under your bar ECT....
You need LOTS of small dim lights for the right look.


 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-08-12 6:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-11 07:29, tikiskip wrote:
Your bar is coming along nicely.
But don't try to go too fast.
Home tiki bars are never done they are
like a scrap book you keep adding to.
When you go on vacation or to a tiki event
you pick up items for your bar year after year.
That way when you look around the room you
will see a mug from Shelter Island or a blowfish from
Mexico.
And you can tell the story about how when going through
customs the girl checking your bag pricked herself on one
of the blowfish you had wraped in your underwear for protection
and just closed up the bag and did not ask you what it was
she just pricked herself on.(true story)
It's better than just saying I got that at pottery barn.
Take your time that way the ideas will come to you and all
will be better.
Plus get the lighting right.
I see so may tiki bars that don't have much lighting.
That's what makes em cool.
You don't need to buy lights from a guy like me I'm not saying that.
But you can use small lamps from the 50s or up lights for fake trees
on your tikis, bamboo patio lights, rope light under your bar ECT....
You need LOTS of small dim lights for the right look.



Well I need to know more about that customs girl!!!

I think I am on the right track, the whole reason I dug that trench was to put lighting around the bar....i kept telling myself it would be worth the effort (not sure I'm buying it yet, because it SUCKED big time cutting that trench). I also put in some outlets in the ceiling and have an extra outlet here and there to assist with more lights in the end I probably will not have enough.

I'm just trying to make a push to get some of the major construction done so I can work on the small details and not be tripping over tools or moving that bar from one side of the room to the other. Did I mention it weighs a ton? Would be nice to get the flooring installed as well!

OK, enough of me complaining, I really appreciate the advice....KEEP IT COMING!



 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-08-12 6:32 pm   Permalink

Well I took some time and got the reed fencing installed on the ceiling. Went up pretty easy with a helper and a big push broom.

I lined up the joint in the middle of the room with just a little bit of overlap, the joint will be hidden by the 4" bamboo so I think it worked out pretty well.

Basically just took my air stapler, kept the pressure way down and stapled the thin gauged wire up to the ceiling. I don't forsee it falling down on our heads but I guess you never know!


Really changed the look of the room in my opinion....





I'm ready to put up some bamboo......WAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 
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TikiTomD
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From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-08-12 7:31 pm   Permalink

The room atmospherics are starting to peg the exotica meter with the addition of those reed ceilings... and I really like your soffit (or beam) art work.

-Tom


 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Posted: 2011-08-12 9:52 pm   Permalink

That mural really ties the room together!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-08-12 10:49 pm   Permalink

I haven't checked in on your thread in a while, you are really making progress! I think that mural needs a rail mounted across it, like your bar is on the dock facing that harbor. You don't want any of your tipsy guest falling into the water!
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-12 11:37 pm   Permalink

Lookin good

 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-08-15 12:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much for the kind words and for checking out the build!

I about burned up the search engine looking for ways to attach the manila rope to the bamboo and so forth...can't wait to get some bamboo up in the air!




I have been doing some research on creating a water feature and the darn search engine is failing me....can some of the grand masters lead me to some threads that show some waterfalls/features?!

My initial thought is to use some split bamboo and have it cascade from side to side running from 1 piece to another. Need to figure out a cool 'spout' and a slick looking bowl/basin....

What does the mister/fogger/light thing look like?
http://crafters2000.stores.yahoo.net/newimifowile.html

What is a good gallon per hour pump? 165 GPH, 300 GPH, 1000GPH?

This all way too premature, but just daydreaming during my lunch about what could be and what will be....yes, I am totally consumed! Call it, fight is over....TKO...





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newB24
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Posted: 2011-09-04 1:38 pm   Permalink

Well I guess no information on the water fall, that's OK, my brain has moved on and trying to get the room structurally done and we shall get back to the details at a later date.....


More importantly, I got the awning up and installed this weekend, need to do some touch up work and more securing but for the most part she is up....

For those who care, I ended up hole sawing the 2.5" bamboo and inserted the 1" bamboo pieces in and then applied gorilla glue to hold it all together. I also predrilled the 2.5" bamboo and used 6" screws to secure it to the soffit 2 x 4's. I ended up making 2 panels of structural bamboo so it was kind of a pain to put together but I think in the end, it was better for my peace of mind.

Once it was up, I put some 2.5" flat trim up to keep the angle of the thatch at just the right degree!

PLEASE EXCUSE THE MESS....MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE GOING ON,plus I'm only doing this a few minutes at a time when the family is asleep or eating!!!

Looks may be a bit deceiving but I still have 7' clear under the thatch, could not have turned out better in my opinion....








No worries, I plan on tightening up that thatch to conceal the ceiling a bit better. I will also be running some rope lighting up in there for some added effect.


I also whipped out the bamboo trim between the bamboo panels and the lauhala, which was a piece of cake.

I'm trying to get all the 4" bamboo up in the air this weekend but I may run out of time.







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newB24
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Posted: 2011-09-05 07:16 am   Permalink

The wife and I stayed up past our bed time last night and got some bamboo hung in the air. I spent an hour or so cleaning up the area and voila, ceiling bamboo installed. Need to put up some rope lashing but looking good in my personal opinion













I really can't go much farther structurally right now, I need to get this flooring installed so I can put up more bamboo borders and such.....so until then, might sit like this for a while....back to dreaming about water features!


 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-09-07 08:25 am   Permalink

OK, after further review and discussion with the boss, appears we are at a stalemate....




My original plan for this area was to just cut some thatch down and put it up on the plain white soffit and make the heights work out.

Well, the boss thinks that is a bad idea and wants to just leave it white.

As a compromise, I offered to paint it and stamp it like the rest of the soffit.....request denied.

The more I look at it, the more it is bothering me....keep in mind that I will be running 2" bamboo trim around that soffit to hide the joint in between the lauhala and the bottom of the soffit.

I'm also considering covering up the painting and the mural pieces that are extending beyond the angle of the awning...

What say the masses? Any comments or ideas? Leave it be, paint it, put up some thatch?????

What about the triangle pieces of paint and mural that are showing? Leave them be or hide them?



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komohana
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Posted: 2011-09-07 7:04 pm   Permalink

looking good newB24,

i vote cover/paint the blue triangle.

the end of the bulkhead could be used to display some artefacts?,
or maybe a sign declaring happy hour, cocktails served, bar open,
or somesuch?





 
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