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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-07-21 10:35 pm   Permalink

Isn't it great to have your own Tiki place to hang after a hard days work.
Nice TikiVato, keep up the great work.


 
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Tiki Zen
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Joined: Mar 15, 2007
Posts: 352
From: Too far from the beach Bowling Green, KY
Posted: 2011-07-22 07:27 am   Permalink

You are a master of re-purposing furniture - I'm in awe.

 
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Trader Mitch
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Joined: Mar 16, 2011
Posts: 28
From: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posted: 2011-07-22 10:40 am   Permalink

I just discovered your bar today. What an awesome transformation! Love your curved bar. Did you make the tapa for it? It's perfect.

 
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arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1280
From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2011-07-22 1:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome work.

Question - Did you leave the bar top all marked up like that, or did you refinish it somehow. Just curious.

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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 398
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2011-07-22 3:21 pm   Permalink

Chuck Tatum, I am retired so when I am not out hunting tiki, my wife and I like hanging out in our little get-a-way. Thanks for the encouragement.

Tiki Zen, Thanks, I try to recycle when possible.

Trader Mitch, I bought the tapa at a Tongan festivity.

Arriano, I put some matting on it. I will tile it someday. Thanks for reminding me.



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sur2baja
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Joined: Dec 01, 2006
Posts: 29
Posted: 2011-07-22 8:11 pm   Permalink

Love that bar!

 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5668
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-07-22 8:44 pm   Permalink

Nice job on the bar...keep up the great work!!!

 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 398
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2011-07-28 11:33 pm   Permalink

I just got back from a week down in Baja. At a local pottery, I found a tiki head made of red clay. Fits right into my wife's patio. Slowly finding more decorations for her.




 
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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 204
From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2011-07-30 06:52 am   Permalink

Love it! For a novice, you're doing great! Coulda fooled me if I'd walked into your bar.

Me, I'd leave the carved-up bar top exposed. Call it history. Gives the impression that the bar is old. It's mock wear-and-tear, just make up tales of the colorful people who visited your tiki bar back in the 50s and left their mark.


 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-07-30 07:51 am   Permalink

Love all the things you've done, they all look great. I'd love to hang out with you there, I'll bring some rum.

Mahalo!

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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 398
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2011-07-30 11:01 am   Permalink

I'll give it some thought about leaving the bar top as is.

West, when in town, give me holler, my brother and I craft a mean Trader Vic recipe Mai Tai.





 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7569
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2011-07-30 11:30 am   Permalink

Hey TikiVato!
The Tiki Nui is looking AWESOME!
Great work!


 
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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2011-07-30 2:08 pm   Permalink




Those look delicious!


 
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gold zephyr
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Joined: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 87
From: Los Angaleeze
Posted: 2011-08-01 3:55 pm   Permalink

Orale tiki vato, working hard and hardly working at same time! Will have to look you up next time I'm at OA!

Oscar


 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 398
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2012-07-20 09:21 am   Permalink

I just came across a deal on large bamboo and some thatch. I decided to try to build an A-frame to the side entrance to the Tiki Nui. Without any experience or plans, my buddy and I put together the frame from images I remember from A-Frames I've seen here in tiki central.

We starting attaching the thatch from the bottom up.

Took some evening shots. Lighting is from green patio light and red LED lights I attached to top of float.


Here's one with only red LEDs

I have to rope all the joints and a few other finishing touches.
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