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The Kanaloa Lounge
Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1336
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:25 pm   Permalink

So I'm gonna put a few older progress shots from my other thread (in Creating Tiki -Other) on here and add some new shots at the end. All updates to the lounge will be posted here from now on.

The Kanaloa Lounge as of last April 2009:

Half the floor has already been finished at this point, but I had to start over fresh for the other side. Such is the joy of completing a room that's not completely empty.

Putting down the tape.

Cutting the tape so it's more organic in appearance.

I only applied one coat of rolled-on cement floor paint. But then I added some "special treatments" to create a more realistic effect.

Here's the floor more or less finished.

In May 2009:

Was working on building the actual bar at this point.

Of course, I know this isn't very thrilling to look at, but believe me, it's thrilling for me to finally be starting this bar.

In July 2009:

More progress on the bar area:

Some lighting/other parts of the room before anything is finished:

Late November 2009:

But here's a progress shot of the mural I started behind the bar. This is only about one-fifth of the way done:

Just Before Xmas 2009:

The last few months I've been working (slowly) on making tapa patterned tiles for my bar top(s). These are the last of the bunch to come out of the kiln before I "lei" them this Xmas holiday.

Late Dec 2009:

The tiles are in place and grout has been added. Now I just need to add the "backsplash" tile:

I added some bamboo, some routered baseboards and I got most if the lauhala up on the walls:

Early January 2010:

Here's some more progress shots:

Mural is getting closer to about half-way done.

The bar sink in place (but not yet functional). Back-splash tiles are now lei'd.Bar top just needs edging now.

The soffit is now ready for it's "tapa cloth" covering.

Early February:

Here's a few other progress shots:

Routering a famous face.

Wood panel installed

With some of the routered mouldings around the door frame...

Which are similar to the routered mouldings around the windows...

Still very much a work in progress:

Above the bar, I'm still not sure what the hell I'm gonna do here. I expect some combination of thatch:

Wooden edge pieces of the bar are routered and about to be stained in this shot:

I had the most challenges with the curved sections:

Did a bit of work on the mural too:

Added some lauhala to the side of the bar:

Here's a shot of the mess (and the mural, bar edging and lauhala).

Later February:
ome more progress shots:

Added some "organically shaped" shelving (for mugs of course!) that trims the top of the walls. Then I added some bamboo behind it.

I added some tapa cloth and matting above the bar. Still needs thatch though...but I'm not gonna add that until I have my special lighting installed.

I added a strip of "specially treated" paper to the soffit. You can see it close to the wall. I'm gonna stamp it with tapa patterns to create my own tapa cloth.

Best update I have is that the mural is done! (Is a mural ever done?..the answer is...yes! Sometimes!...err...I might add a bit to it later...)

Later February 2010:

Here's the rock wall/bottle shelf in progress

With a bottle:

With a lighting test:

Fake home-made tapa cloth going up over the soffit:

Just needs to be stamped now...

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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1336
From: Calgary
Posted: 2010-03-01 8:43 pm   Permalink

Some more recent updates:

More progress shots of the rock wall:

Adding thatch and matting above the hut:

Hinged bamboo "post" reveals an electrical outlet:

Rock/shelf wall and mural with special lighting:


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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
Posts: 833
From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-03-01 9:03 pm   Permalink


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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2723
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-03-01 9:55 pm   Permalink

Wow, indeed....Awesome !

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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2010-03-01 10:57 pm   Permalink

I have seen this thread before... but I guess I didnt pay enough attention to the floor..

DAMN dude.. thats friggin awesome..

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 3414
From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2010-03-02 01:07 am   Permalink


The room has really come together!

I love your lighting effects and how they play on the features.

The lava wall and lighting are incredible! Nice work!

The painting is a work of art in itself, and your lighting gives it a great dimensional look!

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1295
From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-03-02 02:59 am   Permalink

What Murph said!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 637
From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-03-03 10:30 am   Permalink

sooooooooo swwweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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Joined: Feb 23, 2010
Posts: 79
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2010-03-03 10:34 am   Permalink

Incredible stuff! Love the details everywhere; the faux stone floor, the awesome mural, the hidden outlet... where do you find the time to do all this stuff?? Congrat's on what looks like will be an awesome party pad!

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Tiki Zen
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Joined: Mar 15, 2007
Posts: 353
From: Too far from the beach Bowling Green, KY
Posted: 2010-03-03 11:37 am   Permalink

Your attention to detail is fantastic - I'm blown away.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1560
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-03-03 11:43 am   Permalink

Pretty damn cool, Slacks!!

Beautiful job - it all gels pretty good together. Thanks for the inspirational posts.

tiki since '67!

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tiki 65
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Joined: Jun 14, 2009
Posts: 50
From: KnoxVegas
Posted: 2010-03-03 5:10 pm   Permalink


Awesome Work!

Please post more pics.

It's Totally Tiki!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 485
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2010-03-03 5:57 pm   Permalink

Top notch Slacks!! Your lava wall/lighting is the best I've seen.


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1109
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2010-03-03 5:58 pm   Permalink


Is that you with the muttonchops?

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BIG tiki scott
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Joined: Sep 18, 2009
Posts: 373
From: lehigh acres florida
Posted: 2010-03-03 6:53 pm   Permalink

lava wall is friggin bad ass!!!! this place is friggin awsome!!! sweet wrk all round but that wall shell is da bomb!!!!! cheerz!!

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