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Tiki lighting fixtures
El Boracho
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Joined: Oct 29, 2003
Posts: 12
From: Santa Monica, CA.
Posted: 2005-02-05 4:28 pm   Permalink

Anyone know of any good place in Los Angeles or a website to pick up a tiki lighting fixture? I want to hang up a cool lighting fixture from my ceiling so it hangs above my dining room table. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.

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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2005-02-05 4:54 pm   Permalink

WELCOME TO TIKI CENTRAL! You've come to the right place. There's quite a few people on here that make excellent lighting. Some from tapa cloth, some from bamboo, and some from redwood. What type of lighting are you looking for, and I can very happily direct you to the right person.

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3536
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-02-05 5:52 pm   Permalink

El Boracho, there's a place just south of you on Abbot Kinney called Cabana Joe's, a bit more generically tropical, and on the high end of the pricing range, but they have their own line of light fixtures, and some of them are pretty cool. They also have a few vintage items (like chunky resin lamps), but marked way up. If you've got time to venture outside of Los Angeles, Oceanic Arts has a rather large lighting selection, and are much more traditionally tiki. Oceanic Arts has tricky operating hours, though.


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sirginn
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Joined: Oct 20, 2003
Posts: 278
From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2005-02-05 8:51 pm   Permalink

Jamie-
Give me a call, and we will get you hooked up.


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-02-05 9:22 pm   Permalink

aloha,
if none of the other suggestions fit your bill, maybe you might be interested in some of the lamps that our very own kahaka makes?
http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=10230&forum=7
His are mostly hanging lamps. Hope this helps
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dhillaby
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Joined: Feb 21, 2007
Posts: 2
Posted: 2007-02-21 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-02-05 16:54, Hale Tiki wrote:
WELCOME TO TIKI CENTRAL! You've come to the right place. There's quite a few people on here that make excellent lighting. Some from tapa cloth, some from bamboo, and some from redwood. What type of lighting are you looking for, and I can very happily direct you to the right person.



Just stumbled across this forum. I've already looked at and contacted kahaka. However if there are others that make them please point me in the right direction

Thanks


 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2007-02-21 6:07 pm   Permalink

So, you've already contacted Kahaka...and checked out Oceanic arts (they're lamps selection ROCKS - they even have vintage ones occasionally that they rescue from old tiki bars), then check out:

Onatiki makes great tapa lamps. His hang at many restaurants too. Here's his thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=13700&forum=7&start=225&hilite=onatiki

I make Fish float lamps:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=21320&forum=7&start=15&hilite=polynesiac
or www.polynesiac.com for my myspace. Lemme know if you're interested.

Tipsymcstagger makes some cool lamps too:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22270&forum=12&hilite=tipsy

I'm sure I'm forgetting someone....please post if I did.
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 809
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2007-02-21 8:24 pm   Permalink

El B!

PM sent...

Mahalos!
Kahaka


 
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dhillaby
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Joined: Feb 21, 2007
Posts: 2
Posted: 2007-02-23 12:36 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the links Polynesiac and nice work on your lights. In particular I'm looking for wall sconces.

Kahaka has a couple really nice ones that might fit the room. I'm also considering trying to find some tiki masks with open mouths and eyes that may work as a shade in front of the wall socket.




 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-02-23 12:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-23 12:36, dhillaby wrote:
Thanks for the links Polynesiac and nice work on your lights. In particular I'm looking for wall sconces.

Kahaka has a couple really nice ones that might fit the room. I'm also considering trying to find some tiki masks with open mouths and eyes that may work as a shade in front of the wall socket.






i can make you some wall sconces if you like.....let me know.


 
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keigs20
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Joined: Jun 02, 2002
Posts: 529
From: WA
Posted: 2007-02-23 4:15 pm   Permalink

Pictures 2,3,5,6,7,8 on page 1 are a few of the lamps I make here is a link
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=13682&forum=7

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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3492
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-02-23 5:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-02-23 16:15, keigs20 wrote:
Pictures 2,3,5,6,7,8 on page 1 are a few of the lamps I make here is a link
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=13682&forum=7



well....that definately trumps my hand!! ...bastard!!! i love that stuff.


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5509
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-07-05 6:46 pm   Permalink

This is the light over the card table in my Tiki lounge. I like the amount of light it provides for playing cards, but need to Tiki it up a bit. I was thinking about some type of bamboo shades for the bottom, maybe gluing some Tiki Heads (I like the one I have from GoTiki) on the centerpost. What can be done about the chain...although I see chains on puffer fish, I am not fond of them and wonder about threading raffia or something through it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Also, I always look at the Home Tiki Bar threads and people post pictures with the lights on and then with only mood lighting. What is the general guide on mood lighting...any particular color (like green or orange)? I will eventually be getting some puffer fish lamps and glass floats, but in the meantime I am thinking about putting just the small green xmas lights under the lip of my bar...they won't show but will glow green...does this sound appropriate? Thanks for any help.
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2617
Posted: 2008-07-05 7:14 pm   Permalink

Hello and welcome to TC!
I'm Tikiskip and I make tiki bar lights.

In fact one of my lights sits in Svens house.
{QUOTE Sven}
On 2011-07-15 22:24, bigbrotiki wrote:
Skip, I've been a fan of your lamps fo evva. Your love of detail, your aging techniques, the visible time spent on each piece make them the only lamps I would hang among my vintage ones. One day I am gonna get me one of those cork ones!

I do sell these lights every now and then, so let me know if ya need something.
(You can PM me here from Tikicentral)
This is not how I make a living though so it is a fun hobby for me.
Thank you and please take a look at my works....
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=18485&forum=18&722

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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-07-05 7:19 pm   Permalink

in my bar area I used orange lighting as it brings out the natural colour of the bamboo etc and is like a nice tropical orange sunset..

I also used green xmas type lights under the canopy in my bar and the back-side of the bar top and they worked well for a little glow and lighting in the mixing area..

you could cover the chain with a piece of bamboo or wrap with rope which works well..

Don't let Bamboo Ben see those white walls!!!!


 
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