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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-06-24 10:22 pm   Permalink

Update :

Due to the crazy winds here in South Redondo, and my landlord not really "getting" the tiki thing, I've decided to relocate the Jungle Jetsetter Sky Lounge inside to my dining room area. It's a good size...about 120-130 sq ft, with a high, vaulted ceiling.

The outdoor lounge will remain as is, with whatever plants I can keep alive, and whatever tikis I still want to keep outside. We'll still bbq and chill out on the deck, but the wind and chilly weather make it not ideal for investing that much work into.

Anyway, I'll post some pics when I have more done.



 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-06-24 10:26 pm   Permalink

too hot in the valley

too cold at the beach.

no worries. all good.

the water here is 70.
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-06-24 10:46 pm   Permalink

I wish I lived there, I love the chilly wind in the summer

Jeff(btd)



 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-06-25 07:18 am   Permalink

I do look forward to the cooler temps in the summer, big time.....it's mostly the wind that's a major deterrent from adding anything else out there...that, and there's no ceiling to hang stuff from

All good tho'...I still love the deck and plan to use it lots....now for the inside.

[ This Message was edited by: tikiyaki 2010-06-25 07:18 ]


 
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TikiTres
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Joined: May 28, 2008
Posts: 263
From: Forney, TX
Posted: 2010-06-25 07:48 am   Permalink

Nice work! Sorry to hear you had to ramp it back a bit, but even owning your own place is no guarantee that you can do whatever you want as I've discovered (HOA!) Love your Bosko pieces, I've got a lot of Bosko's handiwork around my pool. Bosko and Truus are fantastic to work with!

On those flickering tiki lights, I've got several around the pool and one of the batteries went dead in one of them. I pulled it apart to replace it and the original batteries are only 600 mah. I replaced them with 2500 mah batteries and now that torch burns brighter than the others and runs all night long versus 4 or 5 hours for the others. Sweet! I'm going to replace the batt's in the others as well.


 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 194
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-06-25 08:36 am   Permalink

i did that to. mine started burning out at about a year. I replaced them with the newer style and mine now light up alot of the fence in the yard. I left them out all last winter and they are still going strong.

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-10-01 11:47 am   Permalink

My new bar.



Me and Kirby started working on this every Wednesday afternoon about 3 months ago. We drew inspiration from this Witco piece from Tiki Modern page 260, from the Hawaiian Inn in Florida, and classic Witco Wall hangings.



The subject matters of the carvings are personal...Bongos, a guitar, fish and waves (I'm a pisces) , as well as some modern/abstract forms and of course, tikis and tapa designs.





I love mid century modern, especially it's take on primitive form, so there ya go. We put spears on each side to give it that jungle feel.
We STILL may paint some of the carvings, like in the above photo, but for now it is what it is.

Kirby did most of the hard stuff, and provided the shelf unit that served as the frame. I was the torch guy, burning everything....A Tiki arson, if you will.

For the bar top, we tried painting it red (not my idea !) and it didn't look right, so, I had to strip the paint, which of course took off some of the top layer of the plywood, and then opted for burning and then applying several coats of amber shellac, a la Bamboo Ben. Due the paint stripping, the top has an uneven surface, which gives it a nice aged, nautical kind of feel....so it actually worked out ok.




The Color scheme goes perfect with my chairs



This was alot of fun, and I have to thank Kirby for doing this project with me and lending me his talent, tools, materials and workspace.
Now if I could just get him down here to have a drink from it




 
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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-10-01 3:01 pm   Permalink

It's awesome!
Looks like the bungees held.
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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2585
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-10-01 3:07 pm   Permalink

Really Really Nice!

I love it!


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-10-01 3:30 pm   Permalink

Terrific! The orange background really makes it pop. If you could somehow get that orange to light up in a dark bar...

 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-10-01 4:00 pm   Permalink

Murph...Actually, they didn't and it started to fall on the feeway...I had to lay it down flat.

Gator - I'm going to put a ropelight under the top edge to help with making that orange pop in the dark.


 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-10-01 4:01 pm   Permalink

Hey I am a Pisces too...I want that bar!

Kirby is the shiznit!

Really like the whole concept -- great stuff!


 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-10-01 4:05 pm   Permalink

Very cool Jim. Love the personal touches, that and the fact that you made it with your own two hands gives it real meaning as well as good looks.

 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-10-01 4:11 pm   Permalink

That is frickin' awesome!

 
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WestADad
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2010-10-01 4:24 pm   Permalink

I love the top, very cool! Hell, I love the whole thing.

Chris


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