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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 140
From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-02-18 1:27 pm   Permalink

Hi guys, you all inspired me & made me believe that I could do it. I bought some carving tools on eBay & a carving book at Books-a-Million & read many a forum here. Here is my first creation. It's about 6'4" and it took about 3 months to finish. I'm a Mom with small children(3 & 5).

I used two colors of stain to get the definition I wanted. I plan another project when the weather gets a bit warmer.

My husband & I built the bar & did all the work ourselves. We are so proud. We will add some finishing touches this summer.

I photoshopped the flames so it would look really cool for my website.
Here's our bar:


Let me know if anyone has questions or cares to see more pics...


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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-02-18 2:23 pm   Permalink

Wow TikiTammy, you Should be Very proud of both the Tiki And the bar. 3 months isn't bad for your first pole especially one that size. The Only thing I can see that you did All Wrong was Not posting progress pictures,,Ha
Beautiful job and a Nice surprise.
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tiki5-0
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Joined: Jun 29, 2004
Posts: 247
From: Pomona, CA
Posted: 2005-02-18 2:44 pm   Permalink

DANG!!! if that is your first one....DON'T STOP!!! i'd love to see how the rest turn out if your first one turned out that great! keep it up and keep sharing what you're doing.

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3730
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2005-02-18 2:46 pm   Permalink

Very cool Tammy. Welcome to TC and keep up the good work.

 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2005-02-18 2:54 pm   Permalink

Nice work. So, are you addicted to carving yet?

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-02-18 4:00 pm   Permalink

Nice carving and nice first one too. You got a lot of space around that bar for more tikis...so get busy!
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-02-18 9:50 pm   Permalink

Oh man, that's a good first tiki! Tikitammy, you've got our attention. Well, now you're stuck with us so get busy & post lots more creations for your new TC pals.
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sungod
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Joined: Feb 07, 2003
Posts: 219
From: Tampa Bay/New Port Richey
Posted: 2005-02-19 2:03 pm   Permalink

Welcome Tammy to tiki central. Liked your work. My brother works for the city of Little Rock as a computer tech. Good to see some of us in Arkansas. Last time I was there nobody got the tiki thing. They just stared at me open jawed when I asked if there were any tiki places. Might as well have steped out of a giant spaceship.

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scaperman
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Joined: Jan 27, 2005
Posts: 50
Posted: 2005-02-24 3:35 pm   Permalink

That's real nice i like the tiki hut bar looks killer

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 140
From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-02-25 09:58 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the kind words.

Here are some more pics..





& some more of our bar in progress





We have a killer stereo system out there too...you can barely see the speakers under the edge of the roof. The ceiling fan is a must in the summer. It keeps the mosquito's away.

I plan to get busy as soon as the weather cooperates. I'm also working on a mosiac bar top under our other deck that has beach, shells, sea animals.

I'll post pictures next week.

I'd like to also try some of these...

We got these off eBay from Brazil.


 
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gibgib
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Joined: Oct 20, 2004
Posts: 32
From: Sub-Tropical Australia
Posted: 2005-03-08 03:15 am   Permalink

I really like your Tiki bar.
Congrats on some fine work
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Jawa
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 225
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-03-09 08:29 am   Permalink

Wow...the bar and tiki look great! My wife and I are getting everything together for a bar and this gives me some ideas...especially regarding the fan and mosquitos, as they is generally not a shortage of them in Tampa!

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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-03-09 08:33 am   Permalink

Nice bar! I love the tile bar top.

 
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sonofabeach
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Joined: Jan 22, 2005
Posts: 177
Posted: 2005-03-10 11:38 am   Permalink

Without a doubt.One of the better bars I have seen in awhile.Very very nice.

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 140
From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2005-05-06 10:40 am   Permalink

Hi Everyone, I've been busy finishing up a new bartop to our backyard tiki paradise. I did a beach/sealife stained glass mosaic. I handcut each piece.


This is a merged photo of the whole thing so you can get an overall view.

Here are some closeups:







Here's what it looks like on our deck. We plan to use this as a standing bar on the left side or a eating bar on the right side. We also added the ships wheel for the kids to play with.




It's still very much a work in progress. My husband & I work on it on the weekends. We recently got some bamboo and we are heat curing it with a propane torch. I'll try to post some pics soon of this project. We want to create some walls to help hide some storage & gardening equipment.

Thanks for all the good feedback. I am always inspired by the artists that post here.

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