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My tiki bar (please critique)
Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 266
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2007-05-15 1:56 pm   Permalink

Lingam:

IMO

1. I WOULD cover the bar front with some rattan Tiki cover, even if temporary.
Light rattan bar chairs with the dark stained bar too much of a contrast.

2. You need a Tiki lamp & other Tiki stuff on the bar, I like what you've done
othrewise in the room so far.

3. You may want to consider displaying less period LP's BUT Tiki frame the ones
you do put up. Good Luck!

Thortiki


 
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Lingam
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Posted: 2007-05-17 07:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-15 13:56, Thortiki wrote:
Lingam:

IMO

1. I WOULD cover the bar front with some rattan Tiki cover, even if temporary.
Light rattan bar chairs with the dark stained bar too much of a contrast.

2. You need a Tiki lamp & other Tiki stuff on the bar, I like what you've done
othrewise in the room so far.

3. You may want to consider displaying less period LP's BUT Tiki frame the ones
you do put up. Good Luck!

Thortiki



Yeah, I think I will cover the front of the bar with cabana matting and a tiki mask. That should help with the tikiness.

Thanks

Lingam


 
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Howland
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From: Folly Beach, SC--'Follynesia'
Posted: 2007-05-17 07:54 am   Permalink

You're off to a good start, Lingam. In my opinion, anything white is distracting and just doesn't go with the vintage tiki bar vibe. I would replace the white outlet covers and light switch covers with something less distracting. Here's some handcarved bamboo and tiki covers you may be interested in, they're a little on the cheesy side but they're still better than white/beige.

https://www.longboardhouse.com/product_info.php?products_id=436&osCsid=2ebfce0d1b6bcf8833f4f9ad99bf5273

OR--you could just cover your existing ones with adhesive backed grass cloth type stuff.

http://www.designyourwall.com/store/Beige-off-white-grasscloth-c-92.html

Also-I would do something with the wide open painted wall areas, preferably cover with tapa. You can make your own using home-made stamping blocks carved from foam. I did it here (scroll down about mid page): http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=20343&forum=18&start=45&74
I did mine on the actual walls but you could also do it on some sheets (dyed a color other than white) and hang them on your walls.

Keep pluggin' away at it, can't wait to see the finished space.
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Lingam
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Posted: 2007-05-18 08:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-17 07:54, surf-n-turf wrote:
You're off to a good start, Lingam. In my opinion, anything white is distracting and just doesn't go with the vintage tiki bar vibe. I would replace the white outlet covers and light switch covers with something less distracting. Here's some handcarved bamboo and tiki covers you may be interested in, they're a little on the cheesy side but they're still better than white/beige.

https://www.longboardhouse.com/product_info.php?products_id=436&osCsid=2ebfce0d1b6bcf8833f4f9ad99bf5273

OR--you could just cover your existing ones with adhesive backed grass cloth type stuff.

http://www.designyourwall.com/store/Beige-off-white-grasscloth-c-92.html

Also-I would do something with the wide open painted wall areas, preferably cover with tapa. You can make your own using home-made stamping blocks carved from foam. I did it here (scroll down about mid page): http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=20343&forum=18&start=45&74
I did mine on the actual walls but you could also do it on some sheets (dyed a color other than white) and hang them on your walls.

Keep pluggin' away at it, can't wait to see the finished space.




Good suggestion on the switch plates. I think I will pick some of those up. Thanks

Lingam


 
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GatorRob
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2007-05-18 4:10 pm   Permalink

Ugh, forget that. If you're going to buy some switch plates, get some good ones from Crazy Al. http://www.tikimania.com/docs/covers.html

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MAILMAN76
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Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Posts: 46
From: Tiki Holland
Posted: 2007-05-20 1:21 pm   Permalink

Hi Lingam

Properly you hat many suggestions.
I like your bar wherry much it is looking good.
May bay a nice Tiki statue in a corner?
But when your open let me now.
I like drinking Malibu rum mixed whit cola.
Greetz Limo


 
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ElDiablo
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
Posts: 9
From: San Diego, Ca
Posted: 2007-05-22 6:01 pm   Permalink

Great start!

I would suggest that you make good use of the collection of vinyl covers and hang them properly on the wall using something like these:
http://www.rockartpictureshow.com You can cover the empty space on the green wall and break it out with them.

The green works just fine, you just have to hang some decorations, plaques, masks and some prints will also do the job.

But leave the shelves for your tiki mug collection and small tiki's and display the records proudly.

The bar also needs tikification, good stock of booze, but it needs to be mixed with some decor as well.

You are on your way my good man.



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mzoltarp
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Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2007-05-23 5:05 pm   Permalink

The juke box does it for me! Enjoy your space!

 
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Surf tiki
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Joined: Jun 28, 2005
Posts: 268
From: Va Beach
Posted: 2007-05-24 06:45 am   Permalink

I have to also give a shout out to the jukebox. You may be interested in the recent auction posted in the tiki marketplace for a bunch of surf guitar records.

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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
Posts: 2155
From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2007-05-25 05:42 am   Permalink

Aloha Lingham.
You asked for it and they gave it to you.

When I posted pictures of my bar I got so many suggestions that it cost me about 400 pearls to hook it all up.

But now it's spetacular.
Although never... quite... finished.

Looks good.
Eventually Bamboo Ben will make his way to this thread and yell "LAYERS" at the top of his voice.


 
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Tiki Bird
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Posts: 850
From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2007-05-25 11:53 am   Permalink

I would definitley hang much more on the ceiling, such as glass floats, vines, netting, puffer fish, tapa lamps, bamboo lamps, etc...





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