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The Saga of Tiki Lee's Home Tiki Room - Chapter Eleventeen - pg. 8
Tiki Lee's
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-06-18 01:39 am   Permalink

Well, there's finally a few more photos to share. My new job's been taking a whole lotta focus and training, so my room's kinda been secondary. I had the time to make one mug shelf and put it up to see if I like the direction it's going, and I think it works for me.


It took about 1 1/2 hours to carve, burn, scrape, and varnish this 6' section, then another 15 minutes to install it the next day. Multiply that times about 6 more of 'em. That's what lies ahead in the coming week.

After that, I installed a shelf for my Tiki Room Drummers. I put them opposite each other with the old intercom speaker between them so I could cover it up with the first Tiki I ever carved. Sort of a "place of honor" thing. Two of my Witco poles conveniently went on either side to cover up the drummers' electrical cords.


I haven't done anything else major. I just re-hung my lights & a few other things on some walls, and shoved stuff into the corners for now.






I'll post more photos next week. Lemme know what ya think o' stuff so far!

Alooooooo-HA!


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hiltiki
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Posted: 2007-06-18 07:00 am   Permalink

I think you have great taste and it looks mahrvelous dahrling.

 
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Tiki Royale
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2007-06-18 08:10 am   Permalink

Lookin' good Lee! Where did you find the starry sky lighting effect? I'm looking for something like that for The Aloha Room.
Aloha,

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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2007-06-18 11:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks Hil!

TR- I found the whole set on eBay, of all places! When I Googled Fiber Optic Star Ceilings, all I got was a bunch of really High-End companies. When I tried eBay, a few affordable versions popped up, which actually are perfect for the size of ceiling I have.
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TikiLaLe
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From: Largo, Floriduh
Posted: 2007-06-19 05:22 am   Permalink

Steve Wynn on line 2 ...Hey what's this tiki stuff all about????

Heckuva of job TikiLee


 
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Posted: 2007-06-19 05:46 am   Permalink

It's really coming along. I'm liking the use of color. Great work Lee. I've gotta see this thing in person some day. When's the grand opening?

 
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Hula Cat
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From: Bellows Falls Vermont
Posted: 2007-06-19 4:35 pm   Permalink

the way you round out the edges with tiki and use color to soften the senses works wonders ......fine work....has that warm hazy feel even before the drinks! ....
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mzoltarp
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Posted: 2007-06-19 10:15 pm   Permalink

This space is truly wonderful!! Brilliant work.

 
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Posted: 2007-07-01 12:53 pm   Permalink

The best thing about the purple ceiling and the red walls is; you cannot see it from my house. Serious, it is coming along grand! Keep feeding our vicarious interest please.
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-07-01 1:50 pm   Permalink

Wow...it is looking absolutely awesome.
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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2007-07-10 01:20 am   Permalink

Aloha! Thanks again for all the comments!

Here's the latest, and I'm afraid with my new job & all, there's not very much that's been done. Although I blabbed that it would be easy, I have to say that making those shelves and getting 'em up on the wall is REALLY time consuming! Two 18' spans of carved, burned, sanded, varnished, and mounted shelves only hold about 120 mugs by the way. That's barely enough room for about 3/4 of my vintage mugs alone. Now I gotta figure out where to put the rest, as well as the other 150+ of the newer mugs. That's not even considering all my bowls and S 'n P shakers! Looks like it's back to carving more shelves for a second row....

Anyway, here's a few photos of the shelves, complete with lights and mugs:


One side of the room...


...and it's far end


Here's the other side of the room...


..and it's far end, complete with self contained, floor-to-ceiling fountain that I still need to get a light on.

Mahaloz!

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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2007-08-06 10:54 pm   Permalink

Aloha!

It's been a slow month, but I've been unpacking and finding homes for things little by little. Nothing structural has been done, save for the building of my Bamboo shelving to display all the "new" mugs. The shelves near the ceiling are completely full of vintage mugs and there was just no room for anything made in recent years. So, I got out my old bamboo shelves that I used to use whan I sold stuff at Tiki Oasis, cleaned 'em up and re-varnished them, and stuck 'em right in the middle of the room as a room divider. I kinda miss the open-ness of the space, but it was either that or keep them in boxes. -Can't do that! I still have to do a lot of organising and find places for a lot more stuff, but I though I'd take a few shots and share them with ya anyway since it's been a while!


O.K., so these are the bamboo shelves where all the "new" mugs are, as well as some other things that don't have "homes" yet.


The back of the shelves...


The side of the shelves...


This is directly to the right of where I was standing to take the first photo of the shelves.


...and this is what is behind and to the left of the shelves as seen in the first photo. All that stuff on top of the showcase hasn't found a home yet.


In case you were wondering what is INSIDE the showcase, here it is; my vintage Vegas Casino ashtray collection.


-just a neat shot.


My jukebox corner is pretty much done now...


This vintage bamboo round will eventually hold only my hook-knife carvings. But for now, the rest of the vacancies are filled with other goodies.


Ahhh, there's nothing better than a vintage tiki pole to cover up awkward corners made by jukeboxes that don't fit well in corners!

Well, that's about it for now. Please lemme know what ya think and if ya have any suggestions, bring 'em on!

Alooooooo- HA!





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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-08-07 05:54 am   Permalink

Wholly Crap!!!!!!

 
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-08-07 06:01 am   Permalink

That's a good-lookin' room right there. You must have worked your tail off.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-08-07 06:02 am   Permalink

OMG....it is looking like an upscale swank club in there. Love your lighted display case. The pictures are inspirational.
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