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Hapa Haole Hideaway Rebuild Again! - Open
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-09 12:13 am   Permalink

Nice work!




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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-11-09 07:01 am   Permalink

Lake, I wish I could see that in person....

So, what's that wood? 2 x 4's that have been torched? Stained? Stained and torched? We need details mon!

And I think we'll be putting in an order for the masks I asked you about.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2008-11-09 08:34 am   Permalink

"That should still keep spills from running down the back. It makes the bar top much smaller"


Tim you need to build that trough in the back of the bar top.
That will catch any spills. And hold stuff.
Plus keep things from rolling off of the bar.
Just mount a piece of 6 inch pine under the bar top and frame with
1 x 1 inch pine.
Burn, stain, coat.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-11-09 1:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-09 08:34, tikiskip wrote:
"That should still keep spills from running down the back. It makes the bar top much smaller"


Tim you need to build that trough in the back of the bar top.
That will catch any spills. And hold stuff.
Plus keep things from rolling off of the bar.
Just mount a piece of 6 inch pine under the bar top and frame with
1 x 1 inch pine.
Burn, stain, coat.


I've thought about that. The bar top is two layers and I can cut the top layer a few inches narrower and leave room for the little rubber thingies they put at the bar back.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-11-09 5:06 pm   Permalink


Long shot of the room. There's something new.

Cut the first shelf piece out of left over OSB. Love "free" stuff.

Put up a piece on the end of the bar.

And had this installed. What's this? A mini slit. In essence, it's a single room HVAC unit. Heat and air. Keeps us from having to add to our house HVAC and hope it can handle it. Some nice bells and whistles like a timer so we can get the room to the right temperature a half hour before we get off work. A LOT quieter than a window unit. We just have to figure out how to make it "dissapear."


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2008-11-09 9:55 pm   Permalink

The whole room is coming together real nice, good work! Love the levels!
Congrats on bringing your dream to realization!

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Swanky
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Posted: 2008-11-16 5:11 pm   Permalink


Started putting the bottom shelf in. Each piece is cut to fit. Started painting the stuff under and behind the bar. Used a tip from Howland. Watched Lowes paint section for the rejects. Got a color that worked for the room in spaces not seen much and in flat for $5 a gallon. Brad has taken a couple of colors and put them together. You end up with a dark neutral color. Much nicer to paint with a $5 gallon than a $25 gallon.

Just painting what shows. More shelves to go to cover some places.

Cut the second piece for the bar top. Cut 3 inches off the back to shorten the front overhang to 10 inches and the back to 1.

Screwed this layer down to the bar frame. More in the back side than the front. As people lean on the front, the back is where the force will be. The next layer of 3/4 inch plywood will go over this and be attched by screwing up from below.

I also screwed the display shelf to the brackets and put the Guanko in it's cubby hole.

We think we picked out a cheap but decent looking bar top material. We'll see.
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2008-11-16 7:10 pm   Permalink

Lookin' good, Swanky! Keep the pics coming!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-02-01 5:42 pm   Permalink

No real progress over the winter monthe, but poised to get in high gear as soon as we get warm weather again.

Decided against building a standard box foot rest and instead we'll use 5 inch bamboo.


Put some of the collection together on the shelf to start thinking about how to make a good display.



And needing to do some repair. The pipe in this wall that goes out to the hose has a cutoff here under the bar. It froze in the 7 degree waether and I had to rip into the wall and still need to repair the leak. Wasn't too bad thankfully. Was afraid the whole floor would have to come out! Yikes.


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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posted: 2009-05-01 10:59 pm   Permalink

Hmmm...looks like it's time for an update. Yep.

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2009-05-03 11:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-01 22:59, Mr. Pupu Pants wrote:
Hmmm...looks like it's time for an update. Yep.




Yep. That's it. About $400 for a new door. We had a leak that was flooding under the wall, under the flooring. We came to the conclusion that the door was the problem, or rather, the framing of the door. So, we got a new solid wood door, cut it down some so we could raise the threshold, put in a better threshold seal. So far, so good. No water in there, but, we have not really tested it, just let it rain on it. Other concrete sealing and wall sealing was done. If we can aim the hose at it on high for a long while and it stays dry, we can then put the floor back down in there and the baseboards and all and get back to work.

Of course, that's after the wedding and the honeymoon. Probably in late June, early July. May clean up and have a little bachelor party in there when BK and Pablus are in town in a couple of weeks.


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posted: 2009-05-03 1:10 pm   Permalink

Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that. Well, 'real life' has to barge in every once in a while
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Are you going someplace warm and tropical for your honeymoon?

The Tiki bar will still be there waiting when you come back, anyway. You know.....gnawing at the back of your mind........saying...Haaaave you checked underrrrr the floooooor?....and....Buuuuiiiiillllldd mmeeeeeeeeeeeee.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2009-07-04 12:32 pm   Permalink

July 3rd: Adding a thatch "hut" over the bar area.
Tiki 65 came over and we whipped this into shape in a few hours.

I had a 9 foot thatch umbrella cover and a 6 foot area to cover. Had a bunch of stained bamboo poles we got at Pier 1 cheap.


Started by cutting 1/4 of the thatch umbrella and attaching it to the 2 poles to make 90 degrees. Then took the remaining 3/4 of the thatch and added if overlapping the first piece. It is near invisible where they meet. Tied it to the poles and the thatch together with jute.


Took 3 more poles and tied them together for the inner ribs.



Chris attached the hub of the umbrella to a hook in the corner with wires run through the poles.

Each end of the pole is connected to the ceiling by way of black galvanized wire and eye hooks. We put the holes a bit back from the end to make them more hidden.


We attached the central poles to the corner hub and then began wiring them up to get the structure.




Very floppy looking.



Once cross supports are added inside, it looks more right. Still needs trimmed and "finished. May overlap extar thatch on the end to make it thicker where it hangs off.


Here is the underside. Those pieces of bamboo will be replaced with more of the stained and everything cut to fit and tied in place with jute. But there is still more to do above the thatch to wire in lamps, etc. so we are waiting.

Just a few hours to kill on a vacation night. Making some progress. Hope to have to all open in September for a party.










 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2009-07-19 6:54 pm   Permalink

July 19th, 2008

Did some finishing under the thatch. Where I had painted the ceiling black had to be painted back to match the wall.



The new white door had to be fixed. Painted the inner edges the burnt orange from the walls.

Painted the brown around the edges and cut and glued some fijian tapa cloth on the high areas. Had a very whacky 70's vibe at this point.

Added this tiki and it worked well. Took away that weird 70's vibe.


Ms. Swanky found a bunch of this fabric on Ebay and covered all the stools and we put it up as curtains over the back window in the Tapa Room.




 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-07-19 6:59 pm   Permalink

The door transformation really came out nice. Great work..its coming along awesome.

 
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