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The Kona Luanii, Denver, CO
Mr&Mrs BPHoptiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Burbank,Ca.
Posted: 2007-06-05 10:33 am   Permalink

Great home Tiki bar/room, Zulu. Thanks for sharing all the pics.

Mrs Hoptiki




 
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nicolemdalton
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Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 16
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2007-06-05 11:25 am   Permalink

Definitely one of the coolest basement bars I've seen in a long time. Many many kudos on this one! Really enjoyed all the progress pics and being able to see your creation process. Love all the detail! I wish I had a nice big space like that to play with, but for now I'll keep collecting items & ideas. Love the picture with the kid holding up the rope, haha. Those kids must really get a kick out of having their own tiki-ship in their basement! I know I would!! haha.

 
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ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2007-06-05 12:43 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind responses, my kids think it's a big tiki playhouse.


I have this picture hanging in a special place in my bar, but wanted to show it here in detail. This is my grandfather standing on Waikiki Beach during shore leave while his ship was at Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Warhawk during WWII. The Warhawk was a supply ship that traveled the Pacific delivering troops and supplies to various ports in the Pacific theatre. He got to see first hand several exotic ports in the south seas, and like thousands of sailors returning from the Pacific theatre after the war, provided the spark here on the mainland that we know as Polynesian Pop Culture.









 
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Helz
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Posts: 416
From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2007-06-05 1:55 pm   Permalink

Zulu,

Truly amazing work my friend. It's been fun watching the progress pics, but to see it in it's full splendor is something else. It is truly a high altitude oasis! I could spend hours pouring over the details that are in that room....

Fine work!

- Helz


 
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Matterhorn1959
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 177
From: Mile High City
Posted: 2007-06-05 7:10 pm   Permalink

Great work and I can't wait to see it in person. The details are great and the homages to the various tiki sites are fantastic. Can't wait to see the Disneyland fountain!

 
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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2007-06-05 11:54 pm   Permalink

Wow! Incredible job!

 
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Minerva
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Joined: May 01, 2007
Posts: 11
From: Downers Grove, IL USA
Posted: 2007-06-06 11:55 am   Permalink

Wow. Just wow. I love what you've done with it.

And that's so cool to display the photo of your grandfather. It's inspiring me to get off my duff and make some copies of my father's photos from New Guinea to display (he was another WWII Navy vet).
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ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2007-06-11 12:50 pm   Permalink

I took some of the progress pictures and the final pictures, made a short film and set it to music. Brings it to life a little more. You can see the film here on YouTube.

Zulu


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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3524
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-06-11 2:45 pm   Permalink

very very cool!! outstanding job....of course it's always nice to see my luau lantern peering out from the shelf in you bar!!

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3524
From: HELL
Posted: 2007-06-11 2:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-06-05 12:43, ZuluMagoo wrote:
Thanks for the kind responses, my kids think it's a big tiki playhouse.


I have this picture hanging in a special place in my bar, but wanted to show it here in detail. This is my grandfather standing on Waikiki Beach during shore leave while his ship was at Pearl Harbor. He was stationed aboard the USS Warhawk during WWII. The Warhawk was a supply ship that traveled the Pacific delivering troops and supplies to various ports in the Pacific theatre. He got to see first hand several exotic ports in the south seas, and like thousands of sailors returning from the Pacific theatre after the war, provided the spark here on the mainland that we know as Polynesian Pop Culture.







..has anyone else ever noticed how worn down diamond head is now when you see it in modern photos as opposed to older photos like these??? The elements have been workin it over real good over time smoothing out the rough edges.....or do we blame that on global warming as well???


 
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ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2007-06-11 2:51 pm   Permalink

Tips - I bought that lantern from you many years ago. It was outdoors for years with a can of sterno for burning, now has now moved indoors into a more friendly environment with a red light for show.

Zulu


 
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Paka'a
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Joined: May 18, 2007
Posts: 4
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2007-07-21 9:14 pm   Permalink

I am highly impressed, you have truly raised the bar. Well done..

 
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elevatorman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2007
Posts: 9
From: Denver
Posted: 2007-07-28 01:14 am   Permalink

Very nice job! I would love to come by and see it sometime. Just signed up and was looking for anything in Denver, and your basement looks like the best place there is.

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-07-28 7:10 pm   Permalink

Wow man, those finished pics are impressive! The bar's a total credit to you and your talents
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ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2007-07-29 10:22 pm   Permalink

Thank you all for the nice comments. Phase II (the other half of the finished basement and finished bedroom) to begin at a later date. Currently the area is used as a kids play area.

Elevatorman, it is always good to find other local tikiphiles. I hope you can join us at one of our gatherings, they always turn out to be a lot of fun. Check out the Events forum, we have a
Denver thread with all of the local happenings. Also, PM me your email address and I will add you to the Denver Exotica email list. I send out occasional emails about local events, etc.

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