||Tiki house remodel (updated 06-19-05 with patio pics pg 8)
Joined: Nov 24, 2003
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-02 1:19 pm  Permalink|
First of all, thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments. It's makes the effort we put into this all worth while.
We can't wait for the party either. We are hoping for late June or early July. All will be invited and we hope to see many of you here.
Lake Surfer-The only thing that could make it better is one of your poles in the bar.
Kahaka- Thanks bro! Keep those lamps coming.
Slacks, Hala, Dawn & Feelin Z- Thanks!!
DocWoods- Thanks Doc, we are very proud.
Ben- Don't tell the Mai Kai. Why you outing us??!! When are you coming out? Your room is still waiting!
Pop- End of June/Early July
No Clue- Yes... there were no forms used. Most of it was free formed. The wire mesh is the kind used for tile work. You can find it at your local building supply (Home Depot)
Tiki-Bot- Yes, this is our back yard. The roof over the bar is formed by the deck above that is attached to the granny flat above the garage. The view into the bar is from our back door of the house leading onto the patio.
Mermaidhouse- The barstools were from Wacky Wicker on Mira Mesa Blvd. They had lots of fabric and other style to choose from.
Dr. Shocker - I am the regular drunk, but occasionaly would enjoy the company another drunk.
MM - You will never be charged admission!!
Thanks again to all. Glad we could finally share. We'll post more pics once the patio is done.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2005-05-02 2:37 pm  Permalink|
Once again, HappyHappyHappy
Joined: Oct 31, 2003
|Posted: 2005-05-02 2:49 pm  Permalink|
Your house is absolutely incredible. It sounds like you are going to enjoy it to the max. Congratulations on a great job.
Joined: Sep 25, 2003
From: Cerritos, Ca.
|Posted: 2005-05-02 4:47 pm  Permalink|
Ona & Moki, your backyard paradise is awesome, cant wait for Utopiandreem & i to see it in person!
"you knew the job was dangerous when you took it Fred"
Joined: Jun 10, 2004
From: Reseda, calif.
|Posted: 2005-05-02 7:05 pm  Permalink|
Extremely nice, hope I can see it in person this summer. Beautiful pictures, thanks.
Joined: Jan 04, 2003
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
|Posted: 2005-05-02 8:19 pm  Permalink|
Can I live there?
Joined: May 02, 2005
From: La Mesa, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-03 08:56 am  Permalink|
Hate to be a pest, but since you are apparently North County and we are East County, I'd like to pick your brains on vendors (like the barstools). Where did you get the thatch fringe on your overhang (OA?) - it looks like you covered the top with split bamboo - OA also?
Your talent is unbelievable, and the ability to get so much done in such a short period of time is beyond me. Hope to see it in person some day!
Joined: Nov 24, 2003
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-03 09:10 am  Permalink|
Mermaidhouse- We're not in North County, we're San Diego proper. The split bamboo and the thatch was purchased at Solai bamboo on Morena Blvd. You can find their info in the locating tiki forum.
The thatch comes 30" wide and you buy it by the foot. We just cut it in half height wise and nailed the bamboo over the top to hide the edge.
If you need anymore info, drop us a PM.
Joined: Jul 23, 2003
|Posted: 2005-05-03 3:52 pm  Permalink|
Yeah - it's pretty good and all...
...but it's missing something.
Hmmmmmm - let's see.
Oh, I know - it's missing a big, fat uke player/singer with a massive thirst for rum.
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-03 4:56 pm  Permalink|
Onatiki, that's astounding! And I'm within party range! Thanks for sharing your big effort with us. You did a great job!
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
Joined: May 03, 2005
From: Sacramento CA
|Posted: 2005-05-05 12:10 am  Permalink|
Love the sea turtle. Is that rubber, cement, plaster, pained wood?
I live in Sacramento so my plant choises are a little more restricted, but I am working on what was our pool area here in the apartments. When it was beyond repair they filled it in and made it a giant planter. It now has queen palm, windmill palm,pigmy date palm, blood banana,hibiscus, brugmansia, cannas, morea, hot pink pelorgoniums, blue potato tree,taro, bird of paradise and butterfly ginger with blue day flower as a ground cover. Now it just needs to mature a bit and I need to hang some tiki plaques on the fence and The Tiki Garden will be open for business by the 4th of July 4.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-06 5:16 pm  Permalink|
I saw your incredible lamp thread, but had missed this one.
that bar is beyond words. No need to go out any more or waste $$$ on cab fare. Simply beautiful. Lookin' forward to june/july
Just went back through the entire thread again....AND with original GECKOS!!! OH, MAN you have the ultimate pad, my friend. Too cool, too cool.
"Hey, at least I'm housebroken."
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
From: South Orange County, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-08 08:12 am  Permalink|
Super Colassal!would love to see in person.
Joined: May 21, 2003
From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
|Posted: 2005-05-18 6:27 pm  Permalink|
For once, I'm speechless! Your place is inspirational. Wow! Wow!
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Joined: May 20, 2005
From: Oceanside, CA
|Posted: 2005-05-20 3:01 pm  Permalink|
Great work , I remodeled my entire house in Oceanside over the last 2 years and just started the back yard 2 weeks ago in a island theme.I carved my first tiki out of a piece of fire wood now I am hooked!