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Coco Bongo Tiki Bar
Trader Bob
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Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
Posted: 2010-03-22 01:17 am   Permalink

Great Bar.
Wonderful atmosphere, the whole WW11 thing is great, I think WW11 era style and Tiki bars are a great mix.
This thread just gets better and better.
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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2010-03-22 1:28 pm   Permalink

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My interest in WW2 gave the Bar its theme. Tommy Dorsey,Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller rule the stereo and the Mai Tais flow.



Sounds like my kind of place! Very well done - I see TC artist mixed in there as well. I enjoy seeing the transformations of spaces into tiki lounges, thank you for sharing your story and inspiration!
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gsmelton
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Joined: Aug 10, 2008
Posts: 6
From: North Hollywood, Ca.
Posted: 2010-03-22 4:48 pm   Permalink

Here is a little bit more detail on the ceiling finish.
It started by putting a temporary peeler log in the center of the room and adding the stake poles one at a time.The stake poles from Home Depot were then tied together with cedar 1x3.Once it was all battened together we cut the center support out about 1' down from the stake pole tie-in. It initially felt a little flimsy,but gained alot of strength when when all the cedar was added.Its all at your nearby Lumber store ,except for the thatching.

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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2010-03-22 5:13 pm   Permalink

The place looks great & I dig your choice of tunes.

 
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Wayfarer
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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
Posts: 300
From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2010-03-23 09:32 am   Permalink

Great bar and concept, a World War II lounge is what I'm going to build too... as soon as I get out of the barracks!

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1540
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-03-23 09:53 am   Permalink

Beautiful!

I must admit at first glance (page 1) I thought this was an indoor build -

- I guess the ceiling should have tipped me off. Built on the patio?

Like those before me, I must say the theme is just right. WWII & pilots -
the poly-pop birth era. Nice.

No doubt a relaxing environment, very warm & cozy still allowing you to groove with the exotic. Inspiring. Thanks for posting!
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mymotiki
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 521
From: Mount Vernon WA Via Seattle WA
Posted: 2010-03-27 02:44 am   Permalink

What a beautiful bar!! I love the shape and the design. Everything really fits the space. I love it!!
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gsmelton
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From: North Hollywood, Ca.
Posted: 2010-03-28 7:36 pm   Permalink

Coco Bongo at Night, there is a Tiki garden to the left and vegetable garden to the right.


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2010-03-29 7:26 pm   Permalink

Nice Tiki bar.

I hear you're not too far from Tonga Hut.


 
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Wayfarer
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2010-03-31 05:10 am   Permalink

That last shot looks really nice.

 
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