Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
|Posted: 2006-03-27 12:03 pm  Permalink|
I know that I am not that skilled at construction, but I knew that I wanted some sort of bamboo structure in my backyard for my luaus and tiki gatherings. At my local Spring & Garden show, I recently found a company called Oriental Garden Furniture in the Bay area that delivers and installs pre-fabricated bamboo structures. Since they own the factory in the Philippines, they can keep their costs down. After a lot of soul searching and budget analysis, I agreed to get one of their structures. I haven't had the opportunity to have a party yet (due to the wet and cold weather hanging around), but everyone who has seen, and sat, in my new bamboo room has loved it. I am still gathering decorations.. tikis, glass floats, tapa cloth, etc, for it, so it looks a little plain in these pictures.
The structure of the hut is made from mahogany and bamboo. The outside dimensions are 10.5' x 9.5', with the floor being 6 x 8. I believe the ceiling height is 13'. Included in the price of the unit (around $3500.00) is delivery and construction. You just need to provide a level space. I know they have different sizes and shapes to their products. I opted for the largest they offer; seating 12 - 14 persons. This hut is solid.. I am not a small guy and I feel VERY comfortable in it. The roof construction materials are waterproof and fire retardant. Everything has a good coat of urethane.
I can't wait to have my first tiki gathering! The hut comes with a hanging lamp (I am going to try to create one of my own), but I also purchased some seat cushions offered by OGF for an additional cost. I plan to get some hawaiian print pillows to support your back, but the bamboo seat backs are very comfortable and don't need pillows. Anyway, here are some pictures.
The completed hut:
From the inside - seating and hanging lamp:
The floor and built-in seating:
The entry way detail:
Assembly in process:
The many personalities of Myke
[ This Message was edited by: tikiwinebear 2009-10-20 16:39 ]