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tikidreams
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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From: Sweden
Posted: 2006-05-25 12:23 pm   Permalink

Here´s a pic of me and my brothers project. We´re transforming our living room into a home bar. His is how far we´ve gotten yet.
The bar counter;

The whole structure and the counter is made out of pine tree. The front panels are three bamboo wind screens. There will be a flap to wall on the right side of the counter. The pole will hold up a palm leaf roof and be covered in fishnet and glass floats.


So please, any feedback is more than welcome.
If you´re in Sweden and have a tiki bar or lounge please get in touch for advice on cheap accesible material... and scandinavia / northern Europe for that matter too, It´s a microscopical scene in the cold north.


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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-05-25 12:44 pm   Permalink

That's a really nice, professional looking bar, and I love the wall you've covered too.
Great job! I can't wait to see more progression shots!
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tikidreams
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From: Sweden
Posted: 2006-05-25 12:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks for that comment.
It´s beach mats on the wall. The back of the bar will be covered in beach mats and the rest of the room hopefully something more exclusive.


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-05-25 5:28 pm   Permalink

Nice start, lookin good. How tall is the bar? How big is the room?



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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2006-05-25 5:54 pm   Permalink

nice looking space! you guys are well on your way. I really like how the bar turned out. the dark wood contrasts nicely with the bamboo. I'm looking forward to your progress.

Hey, I forgot to mention that cheekytiki imports stuff to England. It's a little closer than franks...but there might be something even closer. I know we have quite a few european tikifiles on this board....

Here's his website:
http://www.cheekytiki.com/cheeky/main.html

Good luck and have fun!
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tikidreams
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From: Sweden
Posted: 2006-05-27 12:38 am   Permalink

Mctiki> The bar is about 2.5 x 1.90 meters including the flap, needed room for a fridge. The room is about 3.6x7 meters. So the bar dominates the room quite a lot. But i think it will look OK when i get rid of the furniture that´s not needed in the living room


Polynesiac> Hi again. Yeah I´ve seen the website before. Got some palm thatch for the roof from him. They´re out of stock with the lauhala wall covering at the moment. I will get a shipping quote when he gets more I´ve been told.
But maybe equally nice, I´ve been able to get some leads on finding reed mats. There is an importer but no retailer in my area. But the importer gave me a tip on a place that could order in some for us. Going to call them up in half an hour. My hopes aren´t that high regarding the price though, reed matting is expensive in Sweden if you manage to find some.


 
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Helz
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From: Westminster, CO
Posted: 2006-05-27 03:36 am   Permalink

For reference:

2.5 meters ~ 8.2 feet
1.9 meters ~ 6.2 feet
3.6 meters ~ 11.8 feet
7 meters ~ 22.9 feet

I had to look it up, so I figured I'd save (almost) everyone the trouble...

But anyway, beautiful bar TD! I really like the coloring, the contrast is great. Keep posting pics!




 
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tikidreams
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Posted: 2006-05-27 09:35 am   Permalink

Thanks Helztiki!


Me holding the flap. Is it called a flap?

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tikidreams
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Posted: 2006-06-12 1:02 pm   Permalink


A bit of progress.

Glass floats and fishing net

We sure have room for more.

Not perfect but we don´t want to do it all over again.

From the inside.

Darkness, sorry.


For the rest of the walls we bought reed mats, to be installed this week. I put up some shelves for mugs yesterday.

Write a line if you like or dislike what you see and want to see more.
Any sugestions is welcome.

/F


 
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The Enchanted Tiki Lounge
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Posted: 2006-06-12 1:12 pm   Permalink

Looking good. I am not even that close yet. I have been working on mine for about a week and a half now. So I just finished the basement Painting and flooring...the entire basement will become the The Enchanted Tiki Lounge

Great work, can't wait to see more.
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stuf123
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Posted: 2006-06-12 2:10 pm   Permalink

Looking great man. Can't wait to see the final product of all your hard work.

 
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Polynesiac
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Posted: 2006-06-12 6:07 pm   Permalink

great looking space! I really like how you wrapped the fish net around the pole and added those fish floats. I'm a real sucker for nautical stuff though...It adds a ton of character. Your bar came out fantastic too. did you put a coat of epoxy on top or just many coats of sealant? either way, it looks great. The matting on the wall looks tiki-riffic too and you may think about adding some more bamboo/wood trim to the walls to hide some of the lines between the mats, but that's up to you.

Don't be afraid to paint the cieling above the bar or add matting to the cieling. Take a look through some of the threads of TC members bar areas, or the vintage tiki bars in Locating Tiki and see how they did their cieling s there...tons of great ideas! It looks to me like it's time to start adding some tiki lights in there! But first, be sure to kick back with a good mixed drink and admire the work you've already done. Because it's great!

Thanks for sharing and be sure to post more pics of the progress!

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TikiLaLe
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From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2006-06-13 07:59 am   Permalink

Tikidreams---

The white cabient is that a refrige or a dishwasher ????

Great Work !!!!

Being in Sweden do you listening to the band K-O-O-P ???



 
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tikidreams
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From: Sweden
Posted: 2006-06-13 08:19 am   Permalink

Polynesiac. Thanks for the friendly feedback.
It has become clear to me when we got the palm thatch roof up that the ceiling above the bar CAN´t be white. I will cover it in some way. The lights will be put up when im finisched with the walls. There´s already red light under the bar counter.
I used multiple layers of sealent, clear glossy laquer.

tikilale. The cadinet is a fridge. It will be tikified in time. Matting and a bamboo frame.
Hven´t heard of that band.


 
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tikidreams
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Posted: 2006-06-17 09:47 am   Permalink

Covering up one of the walls.
It actually looks better in real life than in the picture.

There´s a gap to fill up though.


The reed mats were tied together with GREEN string. You CAN`T have that!
So there´s plenty of work to be done.


 
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