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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10365
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-09-30 1:46 pm   Permalink

That man on the ladder is none other than The Revrend Bamboo Ben Himself. There should be a # at the store to call, or better yet here it is. 714-960-1860. That is to the shop/store and you can leave a message or listen for hours.
Welcome to TC btw.
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2005-09-30 2:28 pm   Permalink

<Wipes tears of sheer envy from cheeks> What a space Ben. Thanks for sharing Lee and welcome to TC for sure. Would you consider funding our addition conversion? You could write it off as a charity donation!

Amazing room.



Mahaloz


 
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mrs. pineapple
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Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
Posted: 2005-10-02 09:35 am   Permalink

Thanks for posting the detail shots. So, a few questions, where did the tapa cloth mural thingy come from? did Ben make that? did he carve all the ceiling panels? Those are really cool! Also - Ben, did you haul all that stuff up from HB? or did you find someplace up here that you got supplies from? please tell us if you did, we've got Ona running to Oceanic Arts for our baby room supplies, and if there's a place up here to get stuff, we'd like to know!

Really amazing room Ben, and thanks for the pictures Lee!
mrs. pineapple
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Swamp Fire
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Joined: Jul 31, 2003
Posts: 1097
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2005-10-02 10:05 am   Permalink

Wow! I'm speechless, without speech!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7463
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-10-02 10:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-10-02 09:35, mrs. pineapple wrote:
Thanks for posting the detail shots. So, a few questions, where did the tapa cloth mural thingy come from?
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Tonga via OA


It's a beauty!!
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did he carve all the ceiling panels?
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yes
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Those are really cool! Also - Ben, did you haul all that stuff up from HB?
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yes-via OA


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or did you find someplace up here that you got supplies from? please tell us if you did, we've got Ona running to Oceanic Arts for our baby room supplies, and if there's a place up here to get stuff, we'd like to know!
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Sorry Mrs. P. OA, OA, OA.

Really amazing room Ben, and thanks for the pictures Lee!
mrs. pineapple




mahalos


 
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rymert19
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Joined: Oct 04, 2005
Posts: 1
Posted: 2005-10-04 11:36 pm   Permalink

wow, such a glorious room, the work put into that is amazing and the result is going to be amazing

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1771
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2005-10-05 10:20 am   Permalink

Wow! That's absolutely spectacular. I'm sure most us only dream of having such a room. I'm curious, what is the function of the room going to be once it's complete? Still a bedroom or is this going to house a tiki bar? I vote for the tiki bar personally.

 
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Tiki Lee
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 34
From: Kentfield, CA
Posted: 2005-10-05 11:55 am   Permalink

It's still going to be a guest bedroom, but a damn fine one. We've had a lot of people tell us to hold off on putting the furniture in, and have a party to celebrate its completion. Ben's going to be building a bar-like shelf across the side windows. I could hire a bartender to stand outside my house, mixing drinks and serving them into the room.

My family loves going to Hawaii, so we figure this is a way for us to have some of that at home. It'll be the perfect hide-out when we need to escape from the screaming kids...

Ben's been slaving away building furniture for the room this week, including a tiki hutch for the TV. He'll be back soon to complete the room and do the bathroom, so expect more progress photos soon!


 
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codelisa
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Joined: Aug 09, 2005
Posts: 166
From: Long Island, NY
Posted: 2005-10-05 12:18 pm   Permalink

Speechless....and jealous! Freakin' awesome!!

 
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Tiki Lee
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Joined: May 30, 2002
Posts: 34
From: Kentfield, CA
Posted: 2005-10-07 08:24 am   Permalink

I've added a few photos of the TV cabinet Ben's been building in his shop. It looks amazing. He continues to outdo himself. BTW, in that last photo, Ben's doing an uncanny homage to Jack Nicholson in The Shining ... "Heeeeeeere's Tiki!"

He'll be back up here on Monday to finish the room and do the bathroom -- I'll post progress photos as the work continues.

http://tiki.unkrich.com/tiki_hideaway/index.html

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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1771
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2005-10-07 10:12 am   Permalink

Just make sure no one smokes in bed in that room. One little spark and... poof!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7463
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-10-07 10:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-10-07 10:12, GatorRob wrote:
Just make sure no one smokes in bed in that room. One little spark and... poof!




It's got Fire Srinklers in the ceiling. And, the house is smoke free. We're actually using a finish on the matting that I call Nicotine in a Can, to give it that old school tiki look.

Wait till next week. Pics can only say so much. This room will win awards.

alOha!


 
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alohabros
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Joined: Feb 04, 2004
Posts: 533
From: westernus
Posted: 2005-10-07 10:39 am   Permalink

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... We're actually using a finish on the matting that I call Nicotine in a Can, to give it that old school tiki look...


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... "nicotine in a can" was also a beverage sold by biker hippies at the orange county fairgrounds some years past...


 
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mrs. pineapple
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Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
Posted: 2005-10-10 6:32 pm   Permalink

oh my, it looks like that cabinet is infested with some sort of pest...
it's the dreaded Reedcloth Jimmy!

Wow, we should have commissioned that bamboo changing table!

Keep posting pics, the room looks great!

mrs. p
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 3591
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-10-11 07:24 am   Permalink

'Ain't no bettah, peryud....Ben is THHHHHHHHHHE man.

 
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