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Tiki Door and Pirate Ship projects - Lots of Pics!
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 20, 2003
Posts: 159
From: Martiniland, California
Posted: 2005-04-12 4:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha all you tiki people!

As I mentioned before, weve been meeting lots of local artists since we moved here to Sacramento 2 years ago and I thought Id 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 isnt 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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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
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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Rob Roy
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Joined: Dec 03, 2004
Posts: 368
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2005-04-12 4:51 pm   Permalink

Can you adopt me so I can play in that tree house?

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-04-12 5:10 pm   Permalink

Those are both fantastic!


Thanks for sharing the pictures, very much appreciated


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
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!

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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1338
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.


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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 318
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2005-04-12 6:32 pm   Permalink

Wow.. You guys are great. We know I love the pirates...

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 3683
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"

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-04-12 8:17 pm   Permalink

Holy Moley!!!!!

Its no wonder I look up to you guys for inspiration.

I am floored.................

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 1528
From: MD
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...

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
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.

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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1596
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.

"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
-Pablo Picasso

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
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?

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
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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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
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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