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My First Tiki Bar....
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2009-02-27 2:05 pm   Permalink

Im making my first free standing tikibar. Got started on it last weekend.

Here's where Im at so far.

I will post progress pics as I go.







 
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NOTCH
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Joined: Apr 23, 2006
Posts: 507
From: San Jose.Ca
Posted: 2009-02-27 2:24 pm   Permalink

Damn that look's good
I like how ya dropped the mixing rail into the bar top
!!!NICE!!!




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tikifreak1
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Joined: Jun 10, 2007
Posts: 582
From: Northern Virginia
Posted: 2009-02-27 5:10 pm   Permalink

Very cool, you are a man of many talents!!! I know this thing is going to look amazing when it is finished.

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2009-02-27 5:47 pm   Permalink

Very cool, MM! I like how you rounded it like many of the vintage rattan bars I've seen. I can't wait to see what kind artistic detail you'll put into this!

Is this for your home tiki bar?

Lookin' forward to updates!
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tyger jymmy
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 554
From: califorina
Posted: 2009-02-27 5:50 pm   Permalink

man that Bar is lookin realy Tasty , great job .

 
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djweso
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Joined: Sep 06, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Newport News, VA
Posted: 2009-02-28 10:51 am   Permalink

Please let us know what materials you used to make those sexy curves.

 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
Posts: 641
From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2009-02-28 12:22 pm   Permalink

Hey Monkeyman, this is gonna be cool!!
Great vintage look and good construction!
Mahalo, TabooDan


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6910
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2009-02-28 2:02 pm   Permalink

Good start MonkeyDude. Has that high level of craftsmanship you put in all your stuff.

 
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2588
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2009-02-28 5:57 pm   Permalink

It already looks great.

I'm looking forward to watching the progress.

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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3736
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2009-02-28 6:01 pm   Permalink

Looking forward to spilling my derinc on it. Nothing like a bar that smells like rum.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2009-02-28 8:22 pm   Permalink

Here are the results for the day. Not as much progress as I wanted but still I made a dent.

Applying the Lauhala matting to the front and sides.


Attaching the split bamboo on the front


Here is the bamboo veneer applied at the base.


Here is the crazy clamping required to bend the rattan around the bar top. This will have two layers of rattan when finished.


close up of the rattan in the jig




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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1904
From: socal
Posted: 2009-02-28 9:55 pm   Permalink

I like it D. wiggle board in the house. I picked up a wallpaper steamer to rig up some steamy bending.

oh and as always clean work!


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2848
Posted: 2009-02-28 11:26 pm   Permalink

Looking good!!!
"I picked up a wallpaper steamer to rig up some steamy bending"
I put mine in the hot tub over night.
Next day it bends very well.

You don't know how good you have it.
To get that rattan here would be at least twice as much with shipping.


 
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jab tiki
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Joined: Jun 23, 2008
Posts: 123
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 01:24 am   Permalink

Looking Good.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2368
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2009-03-01 7:42 pm   Permalink

another productive day... finish work seems to go much slower than building big boxes. But its a lot less messy too...


custom shaped Rattan pieces stained and fastened to the kickboard.


Some more detail of the curved rattan pieces at the base.


Rope wrapped legs for additional detail


more work still tonight....


 
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