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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2009-10-20 11:03 pm   Permalink

Going to organise something soon, but it's gonna have to be a few at a time, cos the bar ain't big.
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2009-11-01 08:17 am   Permalink

My signed Beachbum Berry pic in pride of place.



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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2009-11-01 10:41 am   Permalink

great job on the guest room bar! you got a real cozy vibe coming through the pictures, I can only image how awesome it must be to come in from a typical English weather day, pour yourself a drink and relax in polynesia!
The patina on the matting looks REAL good and adds to the classic ambiance! (love all the float lamps too!)
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2009-11-01 11:12 am   Permalink

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On 2009-11-01 10:41, Polynesiac wrote:
great job on the guest room bar! you got a real cozy vibe coming through the pictures, I can only image how awesome it must be to come in from a typical English weather day, pour yourself a drink and relax in polynesia!
The patina on the matting looks REAL good and adds to the classic ambiance! (love all the float lamps too!)




Thank you. Yes it is an Oasis for us. And float lamps homemade, so pleased with them too.
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-11-24 11:47 am   Permalink

Great job all around! Love that bamboo bar
with the rope trim. Really sets a great mood
with the lights on. Excellent photos too!


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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2009-11-25 05:08 am   Permalink

Thank you Iokona Ki'i. That was my first attempt at a bar build, so I was pretty pleased with the results.
I hope one day to have one of your gorgeous velvets to hang in The Lei Inn.



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amybean
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Joined: Nov 22, 2009
Posts: 434
From: Alameda, CA
Posted: 2009-11-25 1:46 pm   Permalink

Fantastic! Clearly a work of love. Thanks for all the photos- I know that adds extra steps, but so worth it.
Next up- show us your drinks!


 
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Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
Posts: 75
From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2009-12-26 2:31 pm   Permalink

Fantastic job, bar looks great! hope mine turns out half as good.
What stain and varnish did you use on your matting and what method of application did you use, I have to use bamboo hardboard that's all you can get over here and it is a very light blonde color, I want to get a more warm old time patina look to it, the new look sucks.
Thanks
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2009-12-26 2:41 pm   Permalink

amazing transformation. It doesn't even look like the same room. Gotta love some woven lauhala matting.
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54 house of bamboo
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2010-01-01 09:42 am   Permalink

Well, it's even better 'in the flesh'. COngratulations on all that hard work.

Hospitality as warm as the lauhala's aged patina from the hosts and a bar that truly transports you to the South Seas! Oh, and that sofa/pull-out meant a night in paradise for the overnighters.

Mahalo.









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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5513
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-01-01 11:47 am   Permalink

That is a really nice transformation....best use for a spare bedroom!!!

 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1261
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-01-03 09:06 am   Permalink

It was a pleasure having the 54's over and finally being able to christen the bar with some fellow
tiki-philes.
I've started our own page on Facebook to follow the Lei Inn and what we're mixing up and drinking. Suggestions always welcome.

Mahalo and Happy New Year
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Iokona Ki'i
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Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-01-05 01:27 am   Permalink

looks like you guys are enjoying your tropical
hideout!

Happy New Year!
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1261
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-01-05 05:26 am   Permalink

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On 2009-12-26 14:31, Trader Bob wrote:
Fantastic job, bar looks great! hope mine turns out half as good.
What stain and varnish did you use on your matting and what method of application did you use, I have to use bamboo hardboard that's all you can get over here and it is a very light blonde color, I want to get a more warm old time patina look to it, the new look sucks.
Thanks
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Sorry Bob I only just saw your question re the Lei Inn. I just the Lauhala matting on the walls and it was very pale. I simply painted on one or two coats of quick drying interior varnish, teak colour, satin finish. And the way it didn't take exactly evenly all over gave the matting a weathered look rather than a stained look.
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1261
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-01-21 11:38 am   Permalink

Some new additions to The Lei Inn.
KolKol the canoe figurehead from the Solomon Islands (Totu Isu)



Vintage Juice O Mat. It works brilliantly.



And a fantastic new 'Make Mine A Mai Tai' mug, thanks to Trader Jim from Pocketiki




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