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Homebrew Outdoor Tiki Bar
Bincho
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2006-09-04 8:07 pm   Permalink

I just finished my Tiki bar project in the backyard- it weighs in at 400+lbs. and was quite a hump to get in the backyard. Made of entirely salvaged or clearance materials and stiched together over 3-4 weekend sessions...
I landed a free box of thatch on a production set-so I added that to the roof- helped on the direct sunlight factor... ;P
I ran an electrical extension to it for power and built a small canopy off the back- its nice and shady... I lucked into some Luau lites at a clearance store and made undercounter and perimeter lights around- helps for when you are looking for a bottle of pineapple juice in the night. The torches work well-I am hoping the thatch doesnt catch.
Looking forward to breaking it in soon....



 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2006-09-04 8:10 pm   Permalink

Nice bar.
If you want to make it a tiki bar, you're going to need some tikis! I suggest one of the many talented carvers these forums have to offer.

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Bincho
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2006-09-04 8:24 pm   Permalink

Oh thats how I found this site-- I am working on the carving now that the carpentry is finished.... much to my wife's chagrin

 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2006-09-05 01:40 am   Permalink

I'd advise wiring the tiki torches and putting in flicker bulbs, nice to have power or outlet to the bar anyway.
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stuf123
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 16
From: Chicago, IL
Posted: 2006-09-05 07:54 am   Permalink

What a fantastic view! I'm very jealous. My tiki bar looks out onto a parking lot and a fire-station.
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1245
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2006-09-05 2:29 pm   Permalink

Great start on the bar! Really good job considering you used salvaged materials. Man, but that view is killer!

 
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Bincho
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2006-09-05 5:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks All!- The bar IS wired- and personally, nothing satisfies like real fire ;P so I cannot forgo the lamp oil torches....
The house was a wreck, but it came with this awesome view (once the trees were groomed) which has provided me the raw materials to begin carving with...

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TikiLaLe
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Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 891
From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2006-09-07 8:58 pm   Permalink

wrong turn you could drown or take a drop ---tiki insurance !!!!

nice work !!!! nice view !!!


 
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