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The Hut....The inside done .... outside begins...
creativenative
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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2015-03-12 02:17 am   Permalink

Yes, turn off any white lights, puts on "Quiet Village" in the background, relax in your soft cushion rattan chair, drink in your hand, there is no more to life. Great job! All I can do is stare at your photos and imagine I'm there too. Enjoy the fruits of your hard work.

 
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TikiAno
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Joined: Aug 07, 2012
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2015-03-12 10:11 pm   Permalink

Congratulations. Beautiful work through and through.

Enjoy!


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-03-15 12:29 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the nice responses. While I built it for me and what I wanted, its always nice to know that others appreciate your work.

Its about 95% exactly what I envisioned when I started 3 years ago. There wasn't one part of it that I didn't have a hand in doing. I even pitched in with the carpet installers so I could make that claim lol.

Now on to the outside. I need money, time, and some more knowledge to pull it off. Hopefully it won't take another 3 years.


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-05-03 4:02 pm   Permalink

Before I show the very little progress on the outside of the hut, here are 2 new things for the inside.

Dad carved this for me. One of my favorite pieces in the Hut.


Then about 1 1/2 years ago I bought a Borneo headhunter. I've always wanted one. He was in rough shape. Missing an arm. chunks out of noses and heads, crack in the leg.
I gave him to my buddy who is amazing building stuff out of clay and epoxy putty. Extremely talented artist who can make something new look 200 years old.
he let the headhunter sit around untouched for 1 1/2 years and then finished him in 3 days. Came out amazing.

Before



After





 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-05-03 4:09 pm   Permalink

Now on to the outside...













Long long long way to go....



 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2015-05-04 07:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-05-03 16:02, ErichTroudt wrote:






Wow!!

Would love to see progress pics of that. Amazing work! Who is this guy?!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-05-04 07:40 am   Permalink

Nice piece from your Dad, that's cool.
Your friend with the repair skills, WOW, mad skillZ
The outside of your Hut is killer.....
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Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!


 
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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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Posted: 2015-06-01 03:15 am   Permalink

Really gorgeous work! The completed interior is spectacular -- especially with the lighting you've done. Major kudos!

 
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Tiki Phil
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Joined: May 11, 2015
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From: Vacaville, CA
Posted: 2015-07-16 11:49 am   Permalink

Your work is an inspiration to me. I am in the infancy (more like embryo) stages of making my own backyard tiki lounge. I hope to have about 1/10th the level of detail you have done and about 1/100 of the quality. Awesome job, you should be proud!

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-08-23 01:05 am   Permalink

Quick update.

I spruced up the corner a little and added some more nautical finds by the ship door


I've got dad carving 6 moai 4x4 posts that will be part of the bridge leading to the fake front doors


I've been routing the top board that will complete the Rapa Nui door trim around the side door


It'll go in the blank spot above the door


Lastly I'm working on the extension for the front beam that is above the soon to be bridge.





 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-08-23 11:08 am   Permalink

Love what you have done with your place.

 
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okoolihau
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Joined: Aug 17, 2015
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From: Philadelphia
Posted: 2015-08-23 1:11 pm   Permalink

Loving your hut so far!
But what's really getting me is, that your dad is helping you with all this. My dad built me a tiki bar for my high school graduation (just a simple outdoor thing), and seeing your posts is bringing back memories of my parents agreeing to me basically taking over the backyard with tiki torches and pink flamingos one summer.
I think they're pretty happy I got married and dragged all my tiki stuff out of their house and into my tiny apartment....


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2015-08-23 4:52 pm   Permalink

I'm really loving all the details. This is looking fantastic!


 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-08-23 8:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks all. Its slow going, but to me the details and getting it exactly how I want it is worth the wait.

okoolihau, its very special to me that dad is part of it. He's my right hand man for everything from lifting heavy stuff, giving me advice on how to build stuff, to all the 3 dimensional carving. Flat I can do, but the bridge poles, shelving supports, etc, I have him do.
I was complaining I couldn't do 3 dimensional, and to show me that I could learn he taught himself and started doing it. His plan backfired though, I still can't carve and now he's super busy doing all my carving lol. He's a great guy and helps me with anything I need.

and now because dad reads tiki central anonymously I'd like to say.... "hey hobo, you got 4 more bridge poles to do... get to work pal"



 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2015-08-23 8:58 pm   Permalink

Hadn't checked out this thread until now. Hut looking great. GROG like.

 
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