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bamboo wall frame, sort of
Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2007-11-21 6:51 pm   Permalink

Been working on the tiki room... and just finished this bamboo frame thingee... The frame is about 4.5" deep..., its 5' by 8' made with painted black 1x6's .. fluorescent light inside, with stained bamboo on the inside of the frame. Planning on adding some silk bambooo leaves towards the top, and add some tikis around it as I get back to carving.









 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-11-21 6:59 pm   Permalink

Looks nice! What kind of stain did you use on the bamboo?

 
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Davez_tikiz
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Posted: 2007-11-21 7:06 pm   Permalink

I actually found the bamboo stained already at Pier 1. I was glad, 'cause bamboo is a real pain in the arse to stain!

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2007-11-21 7:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-11-21 19:06, Davez_tikiz wrote:
...bamboo is a real pain in the arse to stain!



Yeah, that's why I asked. I was hoping maybe you found some sort of magic wonder stain that works easily with bamboo.


 
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-11-21 7:27 pm   Permalink

Wow...very classy...I love it. Cute kids too...LOL
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-11-22 06:01 am   Permalink

Looks great!! almost reminds me of the maps the Polynesians used on long voyages. I have a pic of one some where. Keep posting the pic. The end result sounds fantastic.

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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2007-11-22 09:01 am   Permalink

super cool, well done piece of decor, I like its simplicity and elegance. a version of that would be great as a built in bar front. Dawn

 
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Davez_tikiz
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2007-11-23 08:59 am   Permalink

Thanks all for the nice feedback. Here are some pics of the rest of the room. It's still a work in progress. The room is a compromise of my "lauhala, bamboo, tikis everywhere" desires, and my wife's "classy, tiki yet elegant" desires. Lots of conversations later, we found a middle ground.



We found some nice bamboo furniture in LA... at a place called Hermosa Beach Designs.









 
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Davez_tikiz
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From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2007-11-23 09:01 am   Permalink

Here's the pic from 8 ft at Coontiki......



another Coontiki piece..



Monkeyman class lamp...



and Santa Marq watches over all...



 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 719
From: SoCal
Posted: 2007-11-27 3:54 pm   Permalink

The bamboo frame thingy looks cool. Nice work.
I recognize that monkey man lamp
I like your elegant tiki look.
We just got a set of bamboo furniture for under our Palapa from Hermosa Beach Designs.
Great store.
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