FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Other Crafts Outdoor bar version 2 progess pics
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
Outdoor bar version 2 progess pics
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-01 4:58 pm   Permalink

After a great opening season last year, the bar was tore apart and refurbished for the upcoming year. Emphasis was on low maintenance and not having to do this again next April!

Some pics...





Still have to cover roof in thatch and cover bar top in mahogany.
My only regret was not building the roof framing out of cedar or redwood but it was too expensive!

Maybe next year...

[ This Message was edited by: teamtom 2007-05-01 17:01 ]


 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1171
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2007-05-01 5:04 pm   Permalink

What are you going to do the bar front with?

 
View Profile of tikigreg Send a personal message to tikigreg      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-01 5:20 pm   Permalink

Actually, the front of the base in clad in galvanized corrugated metal, that's finished. The bar top and front of the bar top will be in mahogany. Does the metal front look bad? I was going for a shanty but durable look.

 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1171
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2007-05-01 5:46 pm   Permalink

If you're going for the Jamaican shantytown look, stay with the galvanized. But it's not tiki. You'll need to go with bamboo or lauhala mat to get the tiki vibe.

 
View Profile of tikigreg Send a personal message to tikigreg      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-01 5:56 pm   Permalink

I did bamboo mat last year and it fell apart in 3 months, any suggestions?

 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikigreg
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1171
From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2007-05-01 6:02 pm   Permalink

I'd try split bamboo over exterior grade plywood, attached to the galvanized. But don't ask me exactly how to do it. I have a hard time making popsicle stick birdhouses.
_________________

When life hands you limes... make Mai Tais!


 
View Profile of tikigreg Send a personal message to tikigreg      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-01 6:24 pm   Permalink

I have to say, after last year I'm a little leary about using only Tiki products. I had bamboo mat around the base of the bar (rotted apart at the lacing), bamboo posts going from the floor to the roof (split where the frame attached), thatch roof that was woven (also rotted) and the list goes on. Maybe I'm not as accustomed to working with these materials but the wear and tear from a party every Friday and keeping all the stuff outside really wore through the materials quickly. Basement bars are one thing but to survive outside year in and year out, it needs to be tough. Do others have suggestions about tiki items that can survive outside? How are those bars you see premade holding up over time?

[ This Message was edited by: teamtom 2007-05-01 18:51 ]


 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Diablo
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1907
From: socal
Posted: 2007-05-01 11:41 pm   Permalink

You coudl make it look rusty and weater beaten, but you are going to have to do some tapa design relief carving on it. Order op some redwood moulding from Bosko and a mask too. Rope, fish nets, and cork float stuff, You can make this work with some creativity, but it is going to take some imagination. Looks very well made!
_________________
Finely hand-crafted build-outs, artifacts, carved tiki, logo design, nautical decor, TIKI event mugs , custom bars and more.


 
View Profile of Tiki Diablo Send a personal message to Tiki Diablo  Email Tiki Diablo Goto the website of Tiki Diablo     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
TikiLaLe
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 09, 2006
Posts: 891
From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-05-02 05:46 am   Permalink

Will you be off and running by the Preakness.... [horse humor]

 
View Profile of TikiLaLe Send a personal message to TikiLaLe  Email TikiLaLe     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Bincho
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2007-05-02 2:10 pm   Permalink

Hi all- I am a professional construction manager and can lend some good advice on construction tips if you need them- I have had good success incorporating corrugated metal into the design of my Tiki bar-

You can always "distress" the wood that you used with a small grinder, and you can get a good hardwood look out of your timber using some color/dark stain and then varnishing the wood with MArine Varnish-- this stuff is made to keep out UV and water- Its probaly $40 a gallon.
I also see you used regular pine 2x4 which is probably a bit overkill, but I always like to overbuild anyway. If you are on the East Coast you might as well make it 4 season strong.
You can make a nice detail adding some 1 x 2 ribs and then some small bamboo furring/ or some reed fencing etc to the underside of the roof----
If you are going to add a Mahoghany deck to the bar it may be pricy- but there are other renewable tropical hardwoods that will get you the same look/feel for a lot cheaper and more environmentally friendly as well--ask a local lumber yard for decking options.

I suggest you use stainless steel screws for fastening- stronger than nails and no rusting over time...


 
View Profile of Bincho Send a personal message to Bincho      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-05 5:06 pm   Permalink

Got some more work done today, finished the mahogany top and base board. Thatch should be here Tuesday for the final covering, then I can start decorating.
Some Pics...




[ This Message was edited by: teamtom 2007-05-05 17:07 ]


 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
AlohaStation
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2169
From: So FL
Posted: 2007-05-05 7:09 pm   Permalink

Way too shiny - think petina!! Other than that it is very nice.

 
View Profile of AlohaStation Send a personal message to AlohaStation  Goto the website of AlohaStation     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
teamtom
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-06 07:21 am   Permalink

I am hoping it will weather and I'll keep peeing on it to speed it along!

 
View Profile of teamtom Send a personal message to teamtom      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Surf tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 268
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2007-05-06 2:55 pm   Permalink

I like the metal on the bottom. You can get something that rusts it immediately to get that aged effect. I think it is mentioned in one of the other bar build threads (Queen K's maybe).
_________________


 
View Profile of Surf tiki Send a personal message to Surf tiki  Email Surf tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Heath
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-05-06 5:59 pm   Permalink

The only thing I would do would be to raise the baseboard about an inch.
That way you will get more air circulation and less of a water trap between the corrugated metal and the baseboard.

I like the corrugated metal, reminds me of one of my neighbors' house in Palolo.
Except, it looks like your bar is better built!


 
View Profile of Heath Send a personal message to Heath  Email Heath     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation