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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-23 11:33 am   Permalink

Yeah, I can't wait to see what you will do with the bamboo....

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-09-23 8:52 pm   Permalink

OK,

so as I was saying, I had these 4 pieces of bamboo that were about 1 foot each, plus a 4ft and a 4 1/2 foot pc.



and after thinking about a table or a bar back or other various uses, I thought I'd build a place for my stuff. Mrs. Zombified didn't appreciate my mugs taking over her Wedgwood collection shelves, so I thought I'd make a proper place. A little love and affection for my mug collection

First I glued some tight weave lauhala to the MDF, both of which were cut to size...





Next, I glued a piece of fabric to the backing board (also MDF) excuse the mess in the basement


Then, using the idea from the PAD book series, I used 3/8th inch threaded rod through the bottom shelf and began building upward.



Hansel the UberSchnauzer made sure everything was level... (for precise German engineering)



worked my way up to the top



and then started on the detail work. This is the wide seagrass braid from Oceanic Arts, used for the face edge.



Jute wrapped around the bamboo where it meets the lauhala





and,

the finished product...






well, that's it.

Now that it's finished I can finally post something in the "Show me your mugs" thread. Until then, here's a sneak preview of it in action



Lastly, I could really use 2 more. I'll still have to use part of my wife's space. which is fine with me because since I have no official tiki room in the house, this shelf has to stay in a dark, dank corner of the basement.

The End.

-Z


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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-09-23 9:40 pm   Permalink

You've been holding out on Tiki Central FZ! Very nice! If you don't have room for it, you can always store it at Hulaville, really it would be totally ok I love the fabric on the back, can you reveal your source or is it a secret? I have a shelf kind of like it but smaller, made using the instructions from the book of PAD. Sadly most of my bamboo pieces have begun to split. I bet you wrapping the ends might keep it from splitting and it looks bitchen to boot! Thanks for sharing! ...yea, I said bitchen to boot...

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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-09-24 07:56 am   Permalink

YEEOOWW! that's cool. Very nicely done shelf, I'm sure your mugs are happy that they have a place they can call home. I especially like the addtion of the jute and sea grass braid. Now, to get it out of the basement....or build a tiki bar around it!

NIce job!
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2005-09-24 08:22 am   Permalink

feelin' bamboozled!

excellent work, my friend ~


 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2005-09-24 08:23 am   Permalink

Great Job FZ! Nice to see the finished project. Gotta love that fine German engineering.

 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-09-24 08:48 am   Permalink

That looks soooo nice! It looks easy to do too, so you may see something like it in my basement before to long. Thanks for sharing.
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-09-24 12:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words everyone. It was rather easy... the least fun and most tedious part is cutting out the lauhala (11 pieces) to match the shelf size and shape. From my experience, I'd say it's better for the matting to stop short in the back (by 1/16 of an inch or so) and overhang in the front by a smidge; everything fit better on shelves that were glued that way.

Oh yeah, I used 3M Super 77 on the matting and the fabric, which so far is holding up well.

Dawn, the fabric is from
Hawaiian Fabric in the Barkcloth section, but I see that they only have it in blue right now. So I'm not sure if it's out of stock or discontinued. Also, I should mention that the bulk of the weight of each shelf is not on the bamboo, it's on washers & nuts that were about flush with the top of the bamboo rods... so hopefully there won't be any splitting or crushing.



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rodeotiki
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Posted: 2005-09-24 6:13 pm   Permalink

Man thats a great shelf . Thanks for posting great step by step photo's.

 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-09-25 07:50 am   Permalink

Sweet set of shelves. Real nice execution

 
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Davez_tikiz
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2005-09-26 9:48 pm   Permalink

Wow! I love that shelf! Gives me some great ideas!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-09-27 05:01 am   Permalink

You must be feeling pretty great instead of Zombified after such a Nice creation. Thanks for the step by step shots showing us how we can make our very own FZ Shelf. Nice job and it's the little details that set it off. Well Done!
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2005-09-27 7:45 pm   Permalink

Thanks again for the kind comments. My only regret with it is now that it's finished I have to make a (very non-Tiki) headboard for the bedroom... I'd much rather have another bamboo related project. Maybe if I find a Ren Clark Severed Head at the Salvation Army I could afford to build a matching bar

-Z


 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2007-03-06 6:29 pm   Permalink

alright...

more crap I made...




















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flynny
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Posted: 2007-03-06 11:29 pm   Permalink

That shelf system looks perfect for the display, very creative, nice one.
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