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The Kanaloa Lounge
Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1251
From: Calgary
Posted: 2012-05-31 10:12 am   Permalink

Hello, my name is Slacks and I put a television in my home tiki bar...I wanted to have the flexibilty to watch movies in my basement, or be able to find another TV when my kids or wife are dominating the one upstairs.




...now before you go grab your pitchforks, hear me out! I think there can be ways in which a TV can "work" in a tiki bar. Ways in which it might even be...dare I say it?...an asset! Sure, one could just play surf videos (or any other beachy-themed video)... but I also wanted to have it disguised (and even contribute to the atmosphere) when I was entertaining folks in the bar.

So here's what I came up with:



It's a removable tiki head that goes over the TV. When I have folks over, I can just place the head on the TV and play a video. I found a Blue-Ray set on eBay that has fireplaces, aquariums, etc.

Things to consider if you do this: make the head as lightweight as possible. I used the box and packing styrofoam that the TV came with. And I added more foam to it. I also had to keep over-heating issues in mind.

Overall, I'm happy with it. I think I still want to tinker with reshaping the head a little. It just seems too "boxy".

Here's a bad photo of it with the fireplace video:


Thoughts?

I'm gonna add this to the TV in a tiki bar thread too...





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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-05-31 10:16 am   Permalink

Slacks nails it!

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1069
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2012-05-31 11:02 am   Permalink

I dunno Slacks, thin edge of the wedge. What next - neon beer signs? Jello shots? Party store piñatas?

Nah, pretty clever. I wouldn't have even bothered with a sheath. It's your home, do what you like. That's this man's opinion.
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-05-31 4:52 pm   Permalink

Slacks it looks fab and love the TV cover. Let your freak flag fly and do what you want in your own space...you wild man!!!
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tikirancher
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
Posts: 116
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-06-01 08:23 am   Permalink

Super sweet...love the mural and rock wall

 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
Posts: 320
From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2012-12-09 12:03 pm   Permalink

Mr. Ferret, The Kanaloa Lounge is unbelievably cool! I love everything about it. Great job eh
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turbosickboy
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 137
From: Malmoe/Sweden
Posted: 2012-12-10 02:28 am   Permalink

I´m about to put a tv in my tiki room as well, so i can use it as a second living room.

I like your idea with the removable head... Great!

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gold zephyr
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From: Los Angaleeze
Posted: 2012-12-28 9:33 pm   Permalink

It looks good good...keep it

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1251
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-03-07 08:18 am   Permalink

Some new pics to highlight some recent updates:



New puffer lamp, new orange float lamp (that my buddy the glassblower made for me), and a new "ceramic as bamboo" lamp (that my co-worker found for me)...



Another angle of the lamps.



The bar with a top green leafy garland and mo' pretty flowers.

Soon I'm gonna be installing a waterfall/fountain feature in the front angled-corner alcove of the bar (But it's hard to see in this photo).I really have very little idea what I'm doing, so I'll try to post photo updates as I go...
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 195
From: East TN
Posted: 2013-03-07 09:03 am   Permalink

Slacks,

The Kanaloa lounge just keeps getting better and better. Fantastic job!

Keep up the good work and please keep posting.

Cheers and Aloha,
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-03-07 09:14 am   Permalink

What an amazing space. The moon & the fish tank are just great details.

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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2013-03-07 09:44 am   Permalink

Thanks for the pictures! They are great, I could just sit in the chair in the first two for hours and hours.

Mahalo!
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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-03-08 11:13 am   Permalink

Mahalos for all the nice replies folks! Here's a better look at the new "ceramic as Bamboo" lamp I recently received:




Here's a better shot of the Alcove that I'll be turning into a waterfall/fountain soon:



Here's a $#!++Y concept sketch done in MS Paint:




Mahalos!
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WestADad
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Posted: 2013-03-08 12:20 pm   Permalink

Cool lamp! Waiting for the waterfall/fountain to commence.

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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2013-03-09 5:04 pm   Permalink

I like your water feature idea. Let me know if you need any help. I can, uh... supervise. And drink.

 
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