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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2359
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-02-27 3:04 pm   Permalink

Who did that Tiki?

 
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simplydlacruz
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Joined: Feb 05, 2012
Posts: 35
Posted: 2012-02-28 8:25 pm   Permalink

VRN that tiki is amazing! I like the old school radio too. How crazy is it that that's how big radio's used to be. Anyway I'm getting off topic, I just wanted to let you know that the tiki is very cool.
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5810
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-02-28 10:24 pm   Permalink

I am very blessed to have my beautiful girl Tiki. The wonderfully talented 4WDtiki(Bill) carved that Tiki. He did an awesome job and the tattoos are indeed the crowning glory. She is 5 1/2 ft tall and posts guard right inside my front door as you enter the lounge. Bill used to live in Vista, Ca but he lives in Kauai now (lucky dawg)...shout out to ya Bill!!!
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 426
From: western australia
Posted: 2012-02-29 03:31 am   Permalink

touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me
i wanna be dirty
thrill me, chill me, fulfill me
creature of the night



 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5810
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-06-15 11:53 am   Permalink

I am having a contractor come to check out the VampTiki Lounge on Monday, as I need to get my ceiling done within the next few weeks. I have an email out to the local Ohana about their thoughts on engineering this project, so thought I would ask here too. Since I have visions in my head, plenty of resources to pictures on Tiki Central and a passion for decorating I should be able to help the contractor understand the basics about what I want...tapa on ceiling, suspended bamboo grid and hanging of various items. I'm sure he won't know about Tiki but I think I can help him understand the genre and he seems very open to the project. What I don't know about is the engineering of this work.

1. Where can we get bamboo in the Sacramento area?
2. How do you tie the bamboo grid together and how do you hang it?
3. What is the best way to place the tapa on the ceiling....although I hate to have that huge piece cut up, is that the best way to do it (in squares)...just totally lost on this aspect?
4. How do you secure the tapa to the ceiling?

I am open to suggestions on how to get it done (tapa cut and placed on frames to mount on the ceiling and how would you do that, or whatever). The tapa might be too much as one big piece. The lounge ceiling is 14 feet high and I do not have scaffolding so might need to rent that but think the contractor will be able to take care of that. I have items I want to have hung (1 chunk lamp, 1 glass float lamp, 1 giant personalized swizzle stick, etc.). Want a bamboo grid to hang down about a half a foot from the ceiling. I also want to have options built in to hang other items in the future.

Any suggestions would be helpful. I have viewed home lounges on this board for years so not worried about the design aspect. HEY...girlie here...no mechanical skills!!! Make suggestions, post some links to helpful information, or send me a pm if you don't want to post here. My ceiling is NOT white...it is more of a "almond" so if any of the ceiling shows it truly will not be a travesty. THANX


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6305
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-06-15 12:09 pm   Permalink

It sounds like a job for Bamboo Ben, What is your budget for the job?
maybe you can make it worth his time to come up to you?

This is not the kind of work most contractors know how to do, When I was explaining
what I wanted to do in the "Atomic Tiki Lounge" to a couple of hired contractors
who were doing standard (non Tiki) work at my house, They just looked at me like I was crazy.

Ben is the Man for the job.


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5810
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-06-15 12:30 pm   Permalink

Yes...Ben knows about my ceiling needs, but think he may be pretty busy and I am not close by. I'm rather in a pinch for time now and hoping I won't drain my bank account. Not totally thrilled with an unknown but since I can't do this myself I need suggestions and will just have to go with somebody that can build and follow my directions.

 
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Mariner
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 29, 2009
Posts: 18
From: Davy Jones Locker
Posted: 2012-06-15 2:50 pm   Permalink

Hey Vamp,
You've really been working hard. I just love it. Can't wait to see the final reveal!
See you at TO12


 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 5059
Posted: 2012-06-22 08:42 am   Permalink

Best Wishes for your ceiling girlfriend, Wendy

 
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muskrat
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Joined: Apr 24, 2012
Posts: 68
Posted: 2012-06-22 9:54 pm   Permalink

there's a place in sacramento called Builders Surplus out on power in rd. they've got a ton of 1'' bamboo that there practically giving away. 10 bucks will get you a bundle of about 30 8 ft poles or you can buy it by the pallet for 99 bucks.
it's been out in the weather and isn't the best syuff around but for the price it's hard to beat. i bought some to see if i could clean it up for outdoor tiki bar.
-k-


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5810
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-06-23 2:19 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the feedback folks. I met with the contractor and he has never done any work like this but is game to do it and was very open to viewing pictures I showed him and trying to embrace the whole Tiki genre. He is going to mount my big Tiki in the corner of the dining room and seems to think that will be a very easy job for him. He is slightly perplexed by the Tapa on the ceiling so I am trying to find out as much as I can to share with him. I am sharing PTD's post about his ceiling, although that is Tapa suspended on a bamboo frame and I want to have my Tapa glued to the ceiling.

If anyone has glued Tapa to their ceiling, please let me know how that went and if you have a post with pictures, please link me up. Much appreciated.

He said he will have to pull everything out of the room to set up the scaffolding for the job. That includes the fridge, so it will be a perfect opportunity to paint that. Is it OK if I just go with the paint that was used on the walls?
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6305
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-06-23 2:30 pm   Permalink

Pictures Girl! take em, post em, own em!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4179
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-06-23 8:15 pm   Permalink

Cant wait to c the new stuff

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5810
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-01 8:20 pm   Permalink

I've been researching what to do to my white fridge and sounds like painting is not a reasonable option, but gluing something on it would be. The fridge sits in a corner so only one side and the front show.

OPTION #1 = Randomly glue post cards all over it. I love how that looks on a bar top.

OPTION #2 = Glue fabric to it.

OPTION #3 = Glue some kind of raffia or similar matting to it.

Any feedback or links would be greatly appreciated.


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 4179
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-01 9:15 pm   Permalink

Sounds like a Mad Dog Mike project...

 
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