||Tiki Door and Pirate Ship projects - Lots of Pics!
Joined: Dec 20, 2003
From: Martiniland, California
|Posted: 2005-04-12 4:29 pm  Permalink|
Aloha all you tiki people!
As I mentioned before, we’ve been meeting lots of local artists since we moved here to Sacramento 2 years ago and I thought I’d share some recent projects. We did an exchange recently with a great metal artist here Joe Scarpa http://scarpastudios.home.att.net/. I designed a pirate themed tree house he wanted to build for his son Parker. In exchange, Joe created a fantastic metal tiki door for us. It is a screen/security door all welded of metal. He made it all from scratch, including forming the metal to make the half round bamboo trim. One of the six small masks is based on one of our pariarts masks, and Joe made all the rest up.
Yes there are torch holders there with real torches so we can light them when we have parties. How cool is that?!
The treehouse isn’t tiki but I thought you all might enjoy seeing the work in it. I worked out the design with a one inch scale model and I based it on the old Jolly Roger pirate ship that used to be at Disneyland. Joe used the model as a guide for his construction and followed every detail! You can see the full size treehouse looks just like the model. I helped out on a few details like turning the railings and bowsprit with my new lathe.
The treehouse is almost finished. It just needs paint and some small details. It looks like the kids love it!
What do you all think?
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
From: The Coast of Kauai
|Posted: 2005-04-12 4:45 pm  Permalink|
AWESOME!! I want one of those treehouses! That is so cool! Nicely done, I like the skull and crossbones in the railing. That tiki door looks pretty killer too!
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
From: Ventura, CA
|Posted: 2005-04-12 4:51 pm  Permalink|
Can you adopt me so I can play in that tree house?
Joined: Apr 09, 2003
From: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 2005-04-12 5:10 pm  Permalink|
Those are both fantastic!
Thanks for sharing the pictures, very much appreciated
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2005-04-12 5:29 pm  Permalink|
Wow, that treehouse is totally mindblowing! If that were anywhere near SF you could rent it out for $1500 a month! Incredible work!
Nice door, too!
Joined: Jul 15, 2003
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
|Posted: 2005-04-12 6:08 pm  Permalink|
I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Tiki-R-Us Kid...
Everybody sing with me...
that is amazing! both projects, that is.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: the wealth of talent on this board never ceases to inspire me.
Joined: Jun 13, 2004
From: Tampa Bay
|Posted: 2005-04-12 6:32 pm  Permalink|
Wow.. You guys are great. We know I love the pirates...
Joined: Nov 09, 2004
From: The thumb !
|Posted: 2005-04-12 7:05 pm  Permalink|
the lower part of the tiki on the door is certainly a "keeper of the charm"
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2005-04-12 8:17 pm  Permalink|
Its no wonder I look up to you guys for inspiration.
I am floored.................
Joined: Mar 31, 2002
|Posted: 2005-04-12 9:32 pm  Permalink|
You guys do amazing work! I'm always speechless after checking out your latest projects... That treehouse looks so spectacular it belongs in Disneyland! Wow!!!! I'm amazed how you guys come up with these ideas that I would ponder and quickly dismiss as insane fantasy and make them come to life...
Joined: Jan 21, 2004
|Posted: 2005-04-12 9:37 pm  Permalink|
That door is amazing. I have worked building security bars for windows and those were straight. That is some awesome work.
I want a tree house like that.
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2005-04-12 9:46 pm  Permalink|
Those are some lucky kids! Love the metal door too. You and your friends do some real top-notch work.
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
From: Shinola, California
|Posted: 2005-04-13 06:45 am  Permalink|
That is truly cool.
Did you go see finding neverland before you started this project?
Joined: May 11, 2004
|Posted: 2005-04-13 06:55 am  Permalink|
That treehouse looks amazing! When I realized what it was, I was so stunned all I could do was laugh. You are very, VERY talented.
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
From: San Diego, Ca.
|Posted: 2005-04-13 09:16 am  Permalink|
Beautiful work on that Treehouse. I was never able to see the Pirate Ship Restaurant or Skull Rock to enjoy one of their Hot Tuna Pies, I hope those kids eat plenty of Tuna Fish sandwiches in that treehouse.
Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Freelance, Ph.D., D.F.S
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