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The Moai Lounge (home bar)...As Seen on TV!
Scottiki
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:08 pm   Permalink

Alright, after months of lurking, constructing, scouring TC for awesome ideas, and nearly getting arrested with a cart full o' hardboard from the Home Depot across the street (we were only borrowing the cart, officer ), my home tiki bar, The Moai Lounge, has been christened.
It's been 4 1/2 months of back-breaking weekends, a ton of cash, and worth it all! Thanks to all of my fellow tikiphiles for being (unwittingly) such an incredible source of inspiration, ideas & shared passion!
Hope you enjoy the pics below! (first time postin' a batch from flickr...my bad)

From the Moai Lounge, in fabulous Germantown, Maryland,
Scottiki

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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:14 pm   Permalink

OH MY STARS!!! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures.

 
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OnaTiki
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Joined: Nov 24, 2003
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:16 pm   Permalink

sweet..but you have to enlarge those pics, so we can see it all better. fantastic job..

 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:17 pm   Permalink

WOW, All that lurking payed off.
You have a amazing bar. I just wish the pics were bigger.

Thanks for sharing.


 
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:20 pm   Permalink

off the hook scott, well done... clap clap...welcome to tc ..thanx for posting...
p.s. wonder if you have any room for sum original art pieces from the great artists on tc in your new Moai Lounge...namely me...Kirby
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Scottiki
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From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:26 pm   Permalink

Oops...here's the bigger versions (I'll figure this internet thing out sooner or later ):

The Before Part I:

The Before Part II:

The Before Part III:

The stairwell, lined with framed exotica lps & flicker-flame lights:

At the bottom of the stairs, turn right, and cross the bamboo bridge to paradise:

Here's a view from behind the hanging chairs:

Pass the barrel table/palapa set, across the grass to the bar:

And grab a stool!

Is that a waterfall in your basement?

Mai-tai, or draft beer?

My pops carved this sweet lookin' moai 40 years ago:

Relax (or pass out) on the comfy futon...just a short backwards stumble from the bar:

And when it's time for last call...the evil flourescents are deployed:

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!

Make sure you sign the wall:

One last look at the signature wall, lounge sign & bridge:

Me & my awesome wahine:


Thanks for lookin'!
Scottiki


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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:36 pm   Permalink

I revise my previos statement from wow to HOLY CRAP!!!

Now I have a bad case of bar envy.

Who made the bar stools ? They look great



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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:38 pm   Permalink

Congratulations, it looks fantastic!

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2005-08-14 2:48 pm   Permalink

Amazing. I'm agog.

Lots of nice touches but my favorite thing is the bridge.

Is that astroturf?
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ManoKoa
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Joined: Jan 25, 2005
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From: Chicago - IL
Posted: 2005-08-14 3:19 pm   Permalink

Niiiiiice one cuz!

I especially like the sailfish. Guevara, is it? Even then, it still sincerely rocks.

Did you make the hanging moai heads? I'm trying to do something similar, yaknow, large - but light, but I'm having trouble locating a block of foam big enough.


 
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Scottiki
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From: The Moai Lounge
Posted: 2005-08-14 3:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words, y'all!
Rodeo: Dave from
http://www.islandtikis.com did the stools, and they are freekin' sweet!
Sweet Daddy Tiki: it's artificial grass from Synlawn...I went with the SynTipede, $3.79/square foot, ask for Troy, he's the man. http://www.synlawn.com
ManoKoa: The fish is from http://www.finsandflames.com The moai heads are incredibly light & plastic. Best deal: Bensons Import http://www.bensonsimport.com 577 Big KaHoona, Painted to simulate granite rock 24" x 54" Hollow Back $75/each


peace,
Scottiki

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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2005-08-14 3:35 pm   Permalink

AWESOME! That bridge and water fall are to cool. Killer job, I would have a hard time leaving my basement if it looked that good.

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ManoKoa
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From: Chicago - IL
Posted: 2005-08-14 3:55 pm   Permalink

Scottiki -

Big mahalo for the scoop.

Interesting w/ the fins/flames thing.
I wonder if there's any relation this:

http://www.thefishman.net/index.htm



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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-08-14 7:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome bar man! I absolutely love it! Your time lurking on TC has definitely payed off by the look of it. Cool. I got the envy bad as well
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 361
From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2005-08-14 8:29 pm   Permalink

Dude... Seriously,... I almost had to change my pants when I saw that first pic. "You had me at Moai!" That's got to be to most impressive home bar I've seen! The bridge is over-the-top! Then there's the illuminated waterfall thing, and the 40-year-old Moai carved by your father?! This is beautiful!!!

 
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