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Aloha Theater and Tiki Bar! Now with Fireflies
MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-12-17 09:07 am   Permalink



Nothing says Christmas like lights and ornaments with tikis under the palm tree.

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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2014-12-17 8:47 pm   Permalink

Here are some progress pictures showing how I attached the tapa to the ceiling



I used spray adhesive to attach the tapa to black foam core board. I then surrounded the tapa with fine weave lauhala matting.



The panels are held to the ceiling using wood oak corner molding.



The two panels are pushed together with nothing at the seams. I used the natural back bow of the foam board to hold it against the ceiling.

There still is one section left to do and I'll use this piece for the remaing section.








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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2015-01-06 9:12 pm   Permalink

I had one section of the ceiling to finish. Its a small strip that hangs down about an inch that has been framed around a few pipes.



Instead of covering it with a small piece of bamboo fence, I decided to use Neou Palm panels.





Here is a section of a wall with some new bamboo trim.




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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2015-01-06 9:23 pm   Permalink

Looks great! Mahalo for posting!


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2015-01-06 9:49 pm   Permalink

Liking the clean, streamlined look.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2015-01-08 8:35 pm   Permalink

Wow...that looks great. You did a wonderful job. My ceiling is thirsting for the tapa I have, but it sure helps to see how people install theirs, before I make the big move. Your place is indeed classy!!!

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Aloha Daddy
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2015-01-11 9:34 pm   Permalink

Wow, I just discovered your Tiki masterpiece, you do amazing work. Thanks especially for posting the progress pics of the projects! I may be stealing your ceiling ideas as that is the next project on my list. I am renting so I need to do things in a way that they can be removed and moved easily. Please keep up the good work and keep the pics coming! I hope we can visit one anothers' tiki creations soon!


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2015-01-21 6:54 pm   Permalink

Slacks Ferret, Atomic Tiki Punk and VampiressRN thank you for the kind words. Its always very motivating when people like what you're doing.

Aloha Daddy - everything I'm doing is to preserve the existing walls and ceilings. I use very small nails for the tapa and matting. If I was to remove everything I would only need to repair small nail holes and touch up with paint. The screws in the ceiling are a little larger but they can be patched as well. I remember when I was trying to figure out how to attach the matting I asked Oceanic Arts how they do it. They told me they use contact cement. That would definitely destroy the finish on the wall.

I'm currently putting up bamboo board on one wall. If you're interested I could take more detail pictures to show how I install it.

Here is a new piece of trim I'm working on.





I've painted half of it white and the other half will be the same black stain that's on the trim piece under it.



After I fill this small area I can finish the last area of ceiling with bamboo.



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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2015-01-26 5:37 pm   Permalink



This came out different than I expected. Even though I wiped the stain off the white paint, it came out a silver gray. Its not what I envisioned but this turned out better than I thought. I like this color.



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Aloha Daddy
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Posted: 2015-02-01 3:23 pm   Permalink

Your latest work looks great! With inspiration from you, I think I am going to construct (2) ceiling panels built on a 1x2 frame, that way I can not only work on it on the ground and then hoist it up and attach to the ceiling, but I can use only 4 or 6 screws so I don't have so many holes in the ceiling. Please do put up any and all photos of the work you're doing, they are an inspiration and a help to those of us who are working on our own Tiki bars.

Aloha and Cheers!!!


 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2015-02-10 10:08 pm   Permalink

Here are some more progress pictures.

This is the wall I'm working on.



I'm putting up bamboo board and I thought the best way to cut the material would be to use a utility knife.



It turns out that a sharp pair of scissors works best.



I'm glad I decided to figure out what went where on the walls before I put up the wall treatments. Normally it would make sense to put the seam where a stud is so you can attach the bamboo over something solid. I had to put the seams between the large items so the center of the bamboo will be attached with toggle bolts to the drywall.



Before I do this section I need to move the pinball and put up the tapa cloth.



I used a 3M adhesive to attach the tapa to foam core board.















Aloha Daddy,

I'll post some more pictures tomorrow and show you how I attached everything to the wall.


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-02-11 07:10 am   Permalink

Outstanding
Your Tiki Bar makes me thirsty!!!




Keep it up


 
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Aloha Daddy
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Posted: 2015-02-11 9:55 pm   Permalink

Looks great, everything fits seamlessly even though you are doing it in stages. First class job! Thanks for posting the progress photos. I need to purchase some tapa cloth for my ceiling panels, did you get yours at Oceanic Arts? Ebay doesn't have much to offer. Aloha!

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2015-02-12 12:23 pm   Permalink

All the tapa pieces in the home theater were purchased at Oceanic Arts except the two pieces hanging behind the large tikis. The big wall piece, that is behind the canoe came off of a large roll that Oceanic Arts had. I think it was 180 feet long and 10 feet wide. You had to purchase a minimum of 10 feet.

I only found one piece of tapa on Ebay worth buying and its behind the lower large tiki. The three pieces that I used for ceiling panels came from a web site that's either in New Zealand or Australia. Here is the website.

http://www.tapapacifica.com/


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Keoni
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Posted: 2015-02-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Its all coming together!


 
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