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Inspired by these forums to build my first outdoor bar
mswep
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Joined: May 07, 2007
Posts: 3
From: Western Kentucky
Posted: 2007-05-07 11:35 am   Permalink

After seeing so many wonderful projects through out this site, I told myself I could make something. My back yard has an in-ground pool then a separated garage with an overhang. This area was not being used and this is where I decided to put my new bar.

The pics I have added below go from initial construction thru staining to grouting the tile. I still have to polish off the tile and seal it and add some rope to be complete. But I wanted to thank you guys for all the wonder posts on this site.

First Cuts



Frame completed


Panels added


Stain and protective coating started


Back side


Thatch Added and Bar top completed




Steps left are to buff off the tile and then apply protective coating...













 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 716
From: SoCal
Posted: 2007-05-07 11:50 am   Permalink

Cool.
Love the tile work.


 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2007-05-07 1:34 pm   Permalink

great gecko! Isn't fun to be inspired? TC just oozes creativity, right through the cable....
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2007-05-07 3:45 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's really sweet. Love the tile job! And based upon the carpentry I would say that might be the only thing standing after a nuclear attack.

 
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teamtom
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Joined: Apr 13, 2006
Posts: 38
From: Maryland
Posted: 2007-05-07 4:39 pm   Permalink

Nice work, post a picture when you buff the tile, that's a nice mosaic.

 
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mswep
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Joined: May 07, 2007
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From: Western Kentucky
Posted: 2007-05-07 4:56 pm   Permalink

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And based upon the carpentry I would say that might be the only thing standing after a nuclear attack



I should also mention the only wood I have ever cut was firewood. That is what has been so great about this project. It has been a learning experience for sure.

When my wife and I began to put the grout on we thought we had messed it up. Luckily we were able to brush off the extra 5 pounds .

I just finished round one of buffing and I will do it again tomorrow night and grab some new images to post.

Oh...what would you guys seal this with? I have some of that pour on '50 coats poly' stuff... but I really did not want to use it for fear of messing up. Is there something else I can just spray on for several coats?

Thanks for all the kind words.


[ This Message was edited by: mswep 2007-05-07 17:01 ]


 
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mzoltarp
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
Posts: 163
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2007-05-07 5:00 pm   Permalink

That's one helluva first try! Excellent!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-05-07 7:44 pm   Permalink

Gorgeous work - it's a credit to you!

 
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tikitammy
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Joined: Jun 21, 2004
Posts: 140
From: Little Rock, AR
Posted: 2007-05-07 8:41 pm   Permalink

Very nice tile work. I am very fond of mosaics myself. I've done an ocean scene and a large tiki fireplace scene in stained glass mosaics. Good work, it looks like you are addicted now. Keep going...
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1952
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2007-05-08 03:11 am   Permalink

Very nice bar! Reminds me of somewhere Iv'e been....


Curious now what goes overhead...


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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5513
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-05-08 05:19 am   Permalink

Looking good....got tiki?
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Bincho
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Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 67
From: Novato, CA
Posted: 2007-05-08 08:00 am   Permalink

I like the solid, overbuilt construction!

You may want to add some metal reinforcing clips and lag bolts underneath to keep the weather & use from loosening it up as the wood dries out.


 
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Mr&Mrs BPHoptiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Burbank,Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-08 4:08 pm   Permalink

Mrs Hoptiki here,

Nice job, and love your tile work.



 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2007-05-08 6:00 pm   Permalink

Nice work! Way to be inspired, and then inspire back.

 
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mcsommerreid
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Joined: Dec 13, 2006
Posts: 6
From: san leandro, California
Posted: 2007-05-09 11:40 am   Permalink

Thats really cool, re-inspired me to finish the one I was making. Koi mosaic in glass, with a black grout for contrast.

I'm going to put a replaceable sheet of acrylic over it to protect it and provide a really flat area for setting things on. Depending on how flat you were able to get your grout lines and tiles, you might go that rout for the top. Wouldn't really need to coat it in anything that way, either.


 
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