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New Tiki Bar Sydney Australia Build.
TikiSpeer
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Joined: Apr 29, 2013
Posts: 62
From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 01:19 am   Permalink

Hi
I'm just starting a new Build in Sydney
I'm going to post about the build to help anyone down under.





Samples of timber and Bamboo strips.



Starting with a small room.

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TikiSpeer
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Joined: Apr 29, 2013
Posts: 62
From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 01:44 am   Permalink



I'm testing types of timber - I was going to use expensive cedar but good Douglas fir / Oregon pine is giving me a nice finish and it's easy to get in Sydney. at about 1/3 the price of cedar.
I just need to find nice dry fir.

I've been burning it twice and using a soft wire brush.



I'm going to stain it also - I need to try a lighter brown colour the darker Japan Brown is to dark.





Working with the router, I picked up this ozito router for $60.00 it's small and easy to handle. I have 2 larger routers but this looked good for the job. Like the routers sign makers use.


Bamboo supplies in Sydney are hard to find I've shipped down from QLD Bamboo slats to play with from
BAMBOO AUSTRALIA
1171 Kenilworth Road
Belli Park Qld 4562
I'm going to try the 2mm bamboo woven ply 2400x1200mm at $55.00 sheet. I was quoted on 8 sheets delivery to Sydney abut $170.00 but I will probably use less.


In a few weeks I'm going to pickup some 25mm / 50mm / 80-100mm Bamboo from Caveman Bamboo in Sydney to test, Will post.



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TikiSpeer
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From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 02:03 am   Permalink



Feast Watson Brown Japan (spirt)- very dark on this burnt Fir.


 
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Gibbo
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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 28
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 03:08 am   Permalink

All the very best with your bar build up, I'll look forward to seeing the pics as you go... good to have another Aussie here too.

Cheers and Aloha,
Gibbo


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-11 03:25 am   Permalink

Welcome Tikispeer, man you Aussies are really keeping Tiki alive down under.

one word of advice, from the photos you posted, your maybe over burning your lumber
do you intend to scrape it with a wire brush for that Witco look?

If not, you are leaving quite a bit of carbon on the wood.



 
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TikiSpeer
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From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 03:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-11 03:08, Gibbo wrote:
All the very best with your bar build up, I'll look forward to seeing the pics as you go... good to have another Aussie here too.

Cheers and Aloha,
Gibbo



Mahalo
I see a few Aussie's on Tiki Central, just amazing what people create and find.


 
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TikiSpeer
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From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 03:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-11 03:25, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Welcome Tikispeer, man you Aussies are really keeping Tiki alive down under.

one word of advice, from the photos you posted, your maybe over burning your lumber
do you intend to scrape it with a wire brush for that Witco look?

If not, you are leaving quite a bit of carbon on the wood.




Aloha
Yes going for the Witco look,
The very dark Color is due to the dark stain I used over the top of the burnt timber after brushing.
I'm going to try some walnut and cedar stain tomorrow.

We have these owls, I'm going to try to match the lighter brown.

http://tikiroom.com/img/77677x518e22d5.jpg



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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-11 04:39 am   Permalink

You will need to do anywhere from 4 to 8, maybe even 10 burns & scrapes to get that look
depending on the type of wood you are using, got a heavy wire brush?

you are getting there though, good luck.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2013-05-11 09:05 am   Permalink

I hope you keep the painted white brick!

It's awesome!!!
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-05-11 12:20 pm   Permalink

You have a lot of work ahead of you, thanks for posting pictures, it is fun to watch.
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-05-11 1:01 pm   Permalink

Since you are new here, if you can't tell, Bamboo Ben is joking. His motto: "No white walls!"

 
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TikiSpeer
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From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 2:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-11 13:01, GROG wrote:
Since you are new here, if you can't tell, Bamboo Ben is joking. His motto: "No white walls!"



Hi Grog,

I't all cool, There will be no painted brick in this room.


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-05-11 4:03 pm   Permalink

I'm excited to follow along with this build. Alway great to watch a new space come together.

That lamp in the first picture is killer!


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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 81
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-05-11 4:38 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tikispeer - interesting handle. Sounds like Tiki is alive and well in Aus. I'm an old bastard and can still remember going to The Island Trader and the Jungle Bar in Sydney which were the only polynesian pop establishments around in the 1960s-early 70s. There was also the Mogambo in King Street Newtown which was more of a beatnik coffee house jazz venue. Sadly all gone now.

Looking forward to seeing your space develop.

THIV out.

And P.S. - that post from Grog was the longest sentence I've seen from him.


 
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TikiSpeer
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From: Sydney Australia
Posted: 2013-05-12 12:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-11 16:03, littlegiles wrote:
I'm excited to follow along with this build. Alway great to watch a new space come together.

That lamp in the first picture is killer!


Dale




Hi Dale, yes we picked it up from Ebay in Australia, Think it's made in the USA. it is old.


 
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