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Waikiki Womb addition (The ʻOna ʻAluʻalu bar)
Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-14 11:58 pm   Permalink

The Waikiki Womb is getting an addition.
I'll bet those of you that visited the Waikiki Womb on the LA Home Bar Tour didn't even know there was a 7' x 11' room hidden behind the bar.
This was the original home owner's darkroom from the 1930s. He was a film producer.
We used this room for storage but I've decided to move the actual bar into this room.
It will be accessed through the hidden door disguised as a mug shelf, harking back to the days of prohibition era hidden bars. A nice small, dark and intimate bar is what I'm shooting for.
It will have the bar on the right side of the room and an upholstered booth on the left side.
Here's the progress so far.

The results of a drive down to OA.


Setup my work bench...surprisingly stable




Starting to clean off and remove the existing shelving.






Starting to build two shelve units behind bar on left side of room.


Decided to use the rigid bamboo matting for the walls.
Took a few tries to find the right adhesive for the matting. Finally used 3M Super90 spray. This stuff sticks!






Back to the shelves behind the bar. Used some left over cedar I had. Bar is going to smell great.






Bamboo slatting runs around the lower sides of the walls.








Back to the shelves.




Tapa accents that will be above each booth seat on right side of room.



Ceiling treatment. I never heard Ben comment on silver ceilings but thought it best to cover them.










Starting to frame out walls with bamboo.



Wrapping to cover joint cuts and screws, details details!



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Well that's where I'm at right now.
I'll post some more pics as I finish up the room.
Got to go pull out about a dozen bamboo splinters, little buggers are hard to see!



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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2009-06-15 12:17 am   Permalink

Quote:
Back to the shelves behind the bar. Used some left over cedar I had. Bar is going to smell great.



It's gonna smell great and be Moth Free!

It looks fantastic.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-06-15 5:52 pm   Permalink

Lookin' great Murph! Love the secret hidden entrance
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-06-21 9:44 pm   Permalink

Update:
Got the booth base built.
I'm almost finished with the bamboo trim around the room.
Anyone know a good upholstery shop in the Valley?

Booth on the left side of the room:










Heres a shot of the mug rack/secret door I'm working on.



Still a ways to go.
















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Robb Hamel
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Posted: 2009-06-22 05:49 am   Permalink

Very nice work. I love the "womb" idea, kinda like then den room so many people used to have.
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kirby
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Posted: 2009-06-22 08:34 am   Permalink

great work murph, your a one man army,ever need some help, hit me up.. I think the rumpus roomies need to take a field trip to your place soon...
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2009-06-22 09:20 am   Permalink

Murph...lookin good !

When's the Rumpus Room field trip to Murph's ?



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GROG
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Posted: 2009-06-22 09:56 am   Permalink

Nice. GROG like.

 
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Murph
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Posted: 2009-06-23 10:47 am   Permalink

Thanks guys.
We'll have to have a proper "Rumpus Room Ohana" christening of the new bar to assure good mana.
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-06-23 3:10 pm   Permalink

Wow, Murph, that looks FANTASTIC!!! Can't wait to move in... er, I mean... see it in person!

I bet Manuel and I COULD move in back there and you wouldn't even notice us!
We could even sneak out in the middle of the night and work on building the rest of the addition... sort of like the Cobbler and the Elves... but more like the Tiki Barkeep and the Menehunes!
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Murph
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Posted: 2009-06-28 9:39 pm   Permalink

Got quite a bit done this past week.
Even with taking time out for a PuPu Party and Rumpus Room Tuesdays

Finished all the bamboo trim details in the room.

Then put up a thatch awning over the bar.










Got the most important part, the bar, all done and in.








Now I'm waiting to get the booth seats back from the upholsterer.
Then I've got proper room lighting to figure out and install and then various decorations to fill out the bar and then it's Happy Hour!

Stay tooned...

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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2009-06-28 9:59 pm   Permalink

u r a mad man - nice stuff!


 
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leleliz
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Posted: 2009-06-28 10:13 pm   Permalink

Wow that looks great! I like the tiki light switch cover too. It's always the little touches that go a long way.

 
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Murph
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Posted: 2009-06-28 10:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks.
Still got to paint the switch, his tongue, red.


 
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Posted: 2009-06-28 10:58 pm   Permalink

Holy cow, you're an animal! Nice work!




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