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Backyard Tiki Lounge 2010
djwaxx
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Joined: Feb 17, 2009
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Posted: 2009-02-18 1:04 pm   Permalink

Been working on this for a few years and keep changing ideas with seasons! Pictures show some of the transitions. The final bar I have removed the raffia roofing as birds kept taken bits at a time and Michigan weather can be a pain in the butt too! I used burlap in it's place and actually looks good. My original ideas were to do more island theme than true tiki as I do caribbean catering in the summer. (Included a few pics of my portable bar/booth at the end). But as time goes on it turned into a blend of both. I have tried to use as much used and recycled wood products as possible (almost 90% of the project is-got almost 2,000 ft of cedar from a nightclub that remodeled for free). With the bar, 5 TV's, 10 speaker sound and a beer pong pavilion it has turned into quite the summer spot for my friends and neighbors!...any ???'s and comments appreciated! Tom

SPRING 2008


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My Portable Booth/Bar for Events/Catering
















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Gooberfreek
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Posted: 2009-02-18 2:29 pm   Permalink

That looks Tikitastic matey ...real nice job...love all the little touches you have made everywhere...Im very jealous indeed...thanks for some good ideas though...
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djwaxx
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Posted: 2009-02-18 4:07 pm   Permalink

thanks Goober!@

I actually did alot more work at the end of season and didn't take pics....Just waiting for the SNOW to disappear. It is nice to look outside though and know we'll be out there soon!!!


 
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TikiMeplus3
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Posted: 2009-02-21 05:05 am   Permalink

Great job on the bar, love what you got going on. I too am in michigan and wanted the roof of my back yard bar to have thatch on it but opted for weathered metal to give an old look plus handle the michigan winter and weather. My structure is done bar is 95% and nowI am adding more to the bar this year, I like your fence as a backdrop I may have to do the same!! Thanks for some more ideas and inspirating to give mine a more complete feel, here are a few photos of what I have going on.







 
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djwaxx
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Posted: 2009-02-21 12:26 pm   Permalink

Don't find much like us in Michigan so that's always a plus. I really like the look of that structure. You could use a thatch skirting underneath the overhang to "tikify" it but honestly, that looks great as is. I was looking forward to not doing much work or adding on more this spring, but I got another half acre that is open and a 4 poster like yours may have to be in the works!!..lol...absolutely love the pathway too..thanks for the reply!!!@

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Posted: 2009-03-05 4:45 pm   Permalink

This is my open apology for having put the TV's in the design. I though it would be a cool thing to have being outdoors and all, but after a quite a few PM's regarding that this is a strict violation of tiki code, I decided to own up to my error. They are wonderful during the summer to be outside and watching the games, but I know now they are taboo and hope the tiki gods and everyone else understands this was a novice mistake!

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2009-03-06 9:13 pm   Permalink

Nice spot!!
All I can see missing is a few tikis.
A Bosko here Witco there.

Oh and some hanging lights.
I can sell you those.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-07 8:57 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-05 16:45, djwaxx wrote:
This is my open apology for having put the TV's in the design. I though it would be a cool thing to have being outdoors and all, but after a quite a few PM's regarding that this is a strict violation of tiki code, I decided to own up to my error. They are wonderful during the summer to be outside and watching the games, but I know now they are taboo and hope the tiki gods and everyone else understands this was a novice mistake!



Actually, I love the outdoor living room look. If you're gonna watch TV, at least you can do it outside now
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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-03-08 06:56 am   Permalink

I love the night shots that look like a small carnival!!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-03-08 07:41 am   Permalink

Hey, since the TV is built into the wall, you could hang a tiki painting in front of it and move it when you want to watch TV. The tiki gods don't have x-ray vision so they won't know it's there!
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Posted: 2009-03-08 08:43 am   Permalink

Nothing wrong with the tvs.
Just play cool old tiki stuff on em like Frankies does
in Vegas.
Endless summer,Beach Blanket Bingo, Ect...


 
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djwaxx
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Posted: 2009-03-09 5:48 pm   Permalink

well thx everyone for the positive replies. I guess the TV's will stay..I did get a few PM's with more ideas too, which was the original purpose of this thread so thank you for those..Luckily it is starting to warm up here in Michigan and, going against my promise to myself, I will be adding on again (due to all the ideas Ive seen here!!!) and making changes more true to tiki form!...Never ending project!!! Starting to remind me of the Winchester house!

 
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XtremelyTropical
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Posted: 2009-03-12 09:13 am   Permalink

It was a job well done. No harm with the TV, like they said just hang a painting in front of it and move it when needed!
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djwaxx
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Posted: 2009-03-17 7:58 pm   Permalink

thanks XT....I'm gonna go w/the picture idea...Just gotta find some art work to cover those up now!

 
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djwaxx
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Posted: 2010-01-07 4:29 pm   Permalink

been a while....made a few changes during last season!
ADDED FINAL DECK AND FENCE TO THE END--GIVES A FINISHED FEEL

CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW LOUNGE AREA-WILL STAIN THIS SPRING

CHANGED THE BAR ROOF TO SHINGLES-DAMN SQUIRRELS KEPT TEARIN GRASS OUT


GRILL'N AND DJ AREA-

PICKED UP ICE DISPENSER AND DRINK MACHINE FOR $40 AT LIQUIDATION SALE!-WORKS GREAT


Hopefully this is the end of adding things and I can actually enjoy a summer instead of working on it. Thanks as always for all of your ideas..any comments or other ideas are always welcome!!!







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