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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
Posts: 1410
From: So Cal
Posted: 2006-09-16 12:27 pm   Permalink

The Lava lamps are very very cool! Heading to target!


Amy


 
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IsleConch
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Joined: Jun 04, 2006
Posts: 166
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2006-09-16 9:25 pm   Permalink

Me too...^^^^^^^^^

 
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smiling gecko
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 5
From: Okinawa, Japan
Posted: 2006-10-03 10:05 am   Permalink

The "Smiling Gecko Bar", Okinawa, Japan. OK, I guess this isn't as elaborate or "Tiki-fied" as some of the awesome bars on the forum, but it's mine and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I built this with an old metal and fabric bar that I salvaged from someone's garbage, and about $30 worth of bamboo from the local Do-It-Yourself store. It's a work in progress. I'm looking for some tiki carvings, but they're a little hard to come by in Japan.
Ugly original bar (No wonder they threw it away!)
Complete (for now)Side view
Complete (for now)Front view
More to come...
Next I plan to install a bamboo awning from the roof of the house. Any other ideas/suggestions are welcome!

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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2006-10-03 12:21 pm   Permalink

That's very cool work!

My outdoor bar was very similar before I doctored it up, you did a much more pro looking job!

http://www.carlayotte.accountsupport.com/Tiki%20Concerns/ZOutdoor9.JPG


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2006-10-03 1:26 pm   Permalink

I always like to find a deal. I have a thing for things that are 75% off. I was in a bargain chain store looking for tiki.
Since the tiki seasons only lasts a few months, I like to hunt when a new season approaches.
Found two of these blue party tikis that have the wind opperated faux fire device for $7 each.
Rattle can and dremel, I now have four tiki maasks and two fake flames.




 
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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 648
From: PDX
Posted: 2006-10-03 2:54 pm   Permalink

My thread about the Lava Lounge Grotto would fit in this thread.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=21239&forum=18&13

It might have cost a total of $150 to put that whole thing together. I think less. It's just that I had to buy a lot of that insulation foam, and the fountain cost about $50.

..sbim


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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 836
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2006-10-11 7:44 pm   Permalink

I clumsily knocked over this cheapo tiki that I picked up at Big Lots last year and after I patched and primered it I painted it gloss black then gutted a lamp for the top and viola tiki lamp.



 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2006-10-15 12:48 pm   Permalink

JenTiki just gave us a great idea in the calendar thread that bigbrotiki put up. And since we're coming to the end of the year, a lot of us probably have Hawaiian or Tiki calendars with great art work on them (I know I do) no need to throw them away!
This is the perfect chance to attempt the Bamboo frame on-a-budget that Eleio the fleet posted earlier in this thread!

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konakenny
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Joined: Nov 04, 2006
Posts: 8
From: Toledo, Ohio
Posted: 2006-11-07 4:32 pm   Permalink

I made this a few years back from a couple 5-gallon buckets and some paper mache. Spray paint with stone finish. I'm going to use a concrete form and some cardboard for my next one - by my front door. Part of my winter project list.



 
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smiling gecko
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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From: Okinawa, Japan
Posted: 2006-11-12 04:45 am   Permalink

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rwhgeek
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Joined: Jul 16, 2003
Posts: 58
From: Richmond, VA
Posted: 2007-01-20 10:21 am   Permalink

In an effort to keep this thread alive I present my own shrine to the tiki gods. You are seeing a cheese knife handle, pencil topper, and two bits of swizzle stick. The only real cost was the nicho box. What have some of the rest of you been working on.


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mzoltarp
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 163
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2007-01-21 09:38 am   Permalink

I'm definitely from the land of the unbright. The tikis from Big Lots sprayed with the granite is just sheer genius. I've seen the tikis and turned my nose up at them at Big Lots and I have used the spray granite to turn a modern lamp into something more Eames Era by creating a volcanic look. NEVER did I think of hitting the Big Lots stuff with a faux finish and repurposing them...and to think that I think I'm clever! This absolutely is a great thread.

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 812
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2007-01-21 10:52 pm   Permalink

I finally got a chance to frame some pictures from a 2006 calendar using Eleio the fleet's step by step instructions. (back on page 3 of this thread)

Did it while watching the Patriots lose

If any of you have the calendar pictured below, you'll recognize the artwork I've just added to my Tiki Lounge!



The bigger of the three is roughly 11"/12 1/2"
The other two are roughly 9"/10 1/2"











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Eleio the fleet
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Joined: Mar 11, 2006
Posts: 170
From: The mountain jungles of Denver CO
Posted: 2007-01-23 12:51 am   Permalink

Your portraits look excellent Granite! Thanks to both mzoltharp and you for keeping this thread alive. The snow in Denver has had my tiki spirit low, recently, but I'll make certain to post my next project here.

Mahalo!

-Eleio


 
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pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
Posts: 1564
From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-01-23 03:01 am   Permalink

Nice, work, Granite. I got the 2007 Calendar (50 % off!) so I'll be trying that NEXT year.

 
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