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The show me your Witco thread.
Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2016-08-01 1:56 pm   Permalink

Thanks for noticing the transformation of the bar, Mike! My ex and I wanted it to be tiki-modern when we built it. Since then, and since that relationship, I've wanted to go more towards the earlier years of tiki. Authenticity is my new goal.

The music at the beginning is actually just me and my roommate, Kevin Stewart, covering an old Enchanters' song from 1960 called Tum Tiki. It's just electric guitar, baritone guitar and upright bass. No drums at all. A different version of that song will be on the new Hula Girls' record.

And that chair? Yeah, I looked at it and the bottom was a total mess. I knew that if I dragged that thing home, it would just sit that way till I either tried to restore it myself or ended up paying someone else to handle it for me. No thanks... I already have too many of those 'projects' laying around. Haha...

I built a riser for the new bar, this past weekend:


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cy
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
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From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2016-08-24 8:17 pm   Permalink

That is a beautiful room Spike! Not sure about these two but I don't care I liked them. No markings and I checked catalogs but could not find if they are Witco king and queen or not.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 6173
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2016-08-25 09:06 am   Permalink

You like em
That's what it's all about sir
Your house
Your rules


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ZombieZach89
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Joined: Feb 06, 2013
Posts: 9
Posted: 2016-08-30 7:59 pm   Permalink

Witco Sea witch with some of my collection



Witco Shelf without my mugs on it yet



 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2016-09-15 11:04 am   Permalink

After seeing the Witco tiki bar that I found and bought, Erich Troudt told me that he had the matching stools that he'd be willing to sell to me! They just needed a little work.

So I went out to his place and picked them up. You can see the whole story (and his incredible bar, here:
http://thehulagirls.blogspot.com/2016/08/sweet-redemption-and-incredible-home.html )

I was ecstatic about them as they sat, but I had ideas of restoration in my mind...



I pulled the seat covers off of them and tore off the cushions.



The owner of the stools before Erich had clear coated them and it was looking pretty bad. After about 5 minutes of trying to scrape the stuff off, I thought about doing the unimaginable... Re-burning these Witco stools. I've used my torch on a lot of wood and knew what to expect, but burning vintage Witco seemed like a dangerous idea. It seemed to be the only solution though.

Here are the side by side pics. The one on the right was torch burned and brushed with a bbq grill brush.




I thought the results were incredible after some Burt's Bees Wax!




Next up were the covers. I found some material and had a guy make new covers based off of the old ones.




Love how they came out!




100 furniture tacks and staples and I fit them back on.




Astro approved, though his ears folded down makes him look a little concerned about being up on the stool.




Thanks again for hooking me up, Erich!

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ZombieZach89
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Posted: 2016-09-15 7:23 pm   Permalink

Awesome Spike, i love seeing you add onto your tiki bar on Instagram, and it inspires me to someday build my own.

 
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Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2016-09-16 11:26 am   Permalink

Thanks!

 
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