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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-12-24 10:41 am   Permalink

Inspired by Teeks' Stone Tiki gift, I decided to take account of the concrete outdoor Tikis usually offered by nurseries that I have assembled over the years. These are most of the classic, known ones. Most of them are only around 3 feet tall. The good thing about concrete Tikis is they will last forever, and are usually too heavy to be stolen.

The first watcher that greets the visitor is this strange moon-eyed Moai. Now bleached by sun and rain, he used to be stained much darker:


Further up to the walkway to the house, you are greeted by Fred, Pepe and in the background, Olu:


The dimensions of these three are off because of the perspective, Fred in the foreground being the smallest with 2 feet something, Pepe in the middle is 4 feet (I got him on Rosarito Beach in Mexico), and Olu, (who does not really fit in here because he is a wooden Tiki), is about 9 feet tall, carved by Leroy Schmaltz from a chopped pine tree in situ.

Next we find Karl:


And the classic Mark:


Then comes a bit of an exception, because this guy is made from porous Tufa stone.


I call him Dirty Mike, in honor of Mike Gildea, who I believe carved him:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22886&forum=2

Reaching my front porch, we find Mr. Strikow (pretty bleached too):


..and one of my favorite pieces of vintage concrete Tiki art, DROOPY! (can be used as a fountain):


Another vintage fave is this crazy concrete Maori hybrid, guarding my fireplace, (but intended for the lawn):


That's all folks, I would love to see if anybody has any other concrete lawn Tiki designs not shown here.

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-12-24 2:32 pm   Permalink


Just two.







 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2008-12-26 08:17 am   Permalink

I've got a few concrete tikis. They stay in the house though because I live in the I.E.

I picked this first one up at Oasis III. (I think.)


This is one of my favorites. Got it from Seamus at Oasis V.


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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2008-12-26 10:02 am   Permalink


here goes.....



picked these up last summer......this ones heavy....






.and this little maori inspired one....








 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2008-12-26 12:53 pm   Permalink

Just One So Far...


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2008-12-26 5:56 pm   Permalink

My only two . .

But they live indoors these days.





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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2008-12-27 5:04 pm   Permalink

I just saw those Silverline tikis in person recently. WOW, those are SO sweet!!!

Here are photos of a Moai concrete plaque I got just yesterday. It isn't marked so I don't know who produced it but it sure looks vintage to me. I guess it could be hung from a wood fence or on the side of a backyard tool shed or tiki bar. I'm going to hang it inside though.




Approx. Measurements: 20" tall, 8.5" wide, 3" thick
Does anyone else have one of these or know anything about it?




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stonetiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
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From: Oceanside
Posted: 2009-01-23 3:26 pm   Permalink

Thank you Sven!

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2009-06-15 4:23 pm   Permalink

Here are a few of mine from my backyard...







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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2009-06-15 5:58 pm   Permalink


What's that I see in my sister's neighbor's yard?






I'm told that they're giving it to me once their house is sold (and, yes, it's actually up for sale)


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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-06-16 9:23 pm   Permalink

BigBro, the one you got in Rosarito was done by Pepe. All of his concrete tikis are rough formed while the concrete is semi hard and then actually carved with chisels. I love that you named it Pepe. I have 2 concrete tikis by him I will post as soon as I can. Anyone who has a Pepe original should realize they are not from a mold.

 
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hottiki
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Posts: 299
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2009-06-21 7:26 pm   Permalink


the people where this "witco" cement ( guesstamate 500 lbs. ) came from, have owned it for 40 years. it had lived in san jose for much of that time.can't find any info on it. when,where,how?


 
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hottiki
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From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2009-06-24 8:59 pm   Permalink

Can it be that I have the only one? can there be only one? looks like it was a cast job, with all the wood grain. it has the means to have had water pumping thru it. the bottom box is bolted to the tiki and the bowl just sits on top of box. this thing is heavy,the guys that moved it for me said it was like a ton of bricks. I don't know why it is...it had to be harder to make than carving one out of wood! who would put that much time and effort into making a concrete witco fountain? I've looked in a lot of books and have searched to no end...somebody has to know something...this a cement witco or a red herring





 
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robotiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-01 6:25 pm   Permalink

Here are a few of my concrete tikis with a couple resin tikis. My favorite is the brown Ku on the right, which was obviously cast from the ones made by Universal Statuary for United Airlines.


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robotiki
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From: Florida
Posted: 2009-07-06 06:22 am   Permalink

Here's my Tiki Farm chiminea with his flower pot fez, being lead in procession by a bunch of concrete moai.


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