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Moku Heihei - UK Home Bar - Updated May 3rd 2013 pg4
Pikeys Dog
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Posted: 2010-03-30 3:15 pm   Permalink

Stage 1.

6m x 3m conservatory (approx 19' x 10').

Build Photos:





The front of the conservatory is almost all glass with double sliding doors.
The side walls are approx 6' tall with obscured glass windows above (to meet planning requirements, 75% of the addition has to be glass/clear roof).

The rear wall was rendered/pebbledashed giving a very uneven surface, and a pain to fix electrics to then patch convincingly.
It was decided to remove the pebbledash, fix all electrics, then place a false stud wall over the top to give a more even suface to fix bamboo/matting to.






Three weekends of hard graft with a hammer and chisel made for a more manageable area.

The end walls have been painted a deep red (not white! LOL), as they will be covered with furniture/pictures/masks/stuff in general, so bamboo/matting would be wasted on them.

Lighting is a problem, since the roof is not set up for hanging lights from, so all lights will have to be fixed to the back wall.
The aim is to have several lights all fixed to the same switch, some surface mounted (bulkhead lights), some hanging from hooks (fishing floats, puffer fish) and a couple of small lamps stood on top of the side walls.
A dimmer swith has been installed to allow a much lower level of 'mood' lighting.

Speaker cables have also been installed at this point to 'hide' them as much as possible.

End walls:





Lower left back wall:



Upper left back wall:



Right, back wall:




Rear wall boarded out and Fine Lahala Matting fixed to the walls:








Looking quite rough at the moment - but the finishing trim has to go around the matting yet...





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Pikeys Dog
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Posted: 2010-03-30 3:22 pm   Permalink

Needed some bottle shelves behind where my bar is going - so one weathered scaffolding plank later...



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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2010-03-30 5:24 pm   Permalink

Lookin' good Pikeys Dog! Love the ceiling/roof!



 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2010-04-07 04:45 am   Permalink

It's looking good. Nice Zacapa too!

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posted: 2010-04-07 1:42 pm   Permalink

It's exciting to see a transformation this dramatic and cool. Can't wait to see what you do next.
Much aloha and fun,
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Kon-Hemsby
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Posted: 2010-04-08 04:48 am   Permalink

Rough? You've done a great job on the Lauhala matting!

 
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Pikeys Dog
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Posted: 2010-04-08 12:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-04-08 04:48, Kon-Hemsby wrote:
Rough? You've done a great job on the Lauhala matting!



Thanks, not easy to handle on your own, but i think I have the knack now...


 
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Pikeys Dog
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Posted: 2010-04-15 10:19 am   Permalink

Started with the bamboo...







More work to my bottle shelves...







Shelves are getting there but not quite finished...







More to follow this weekend.




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WestADad
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Posted: 2010-04-15 10:24 am   Permalink

I really like the dark color on your bamboo. Great work so far!

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ZeroTiki
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Posted: 2010-04-15 11:18 am   Permalink

Nice one, Pilkey!
Looking quite good!


 
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Posted: 2010-04-15 5:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-03-30 15:22, Pikeys Dog wrote:
Needed some bottle shelves behind where my bar is going - so one weathered scaffolding plank later...



I'm thinking you're trying to go for that Old Ship's Store look there? Maybe you could try the old Butane Torch & Wire Brush trick to "Witco"-ize it?

[EDIT] Taking the torch to it outside, I mean.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-04-18 4:57 pm   Permalink

Wow...amazing so far. That roof is some awesome architecture. This bar is going to be great!!! When can ya come over to my place for a build...LOL.
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Pikeys Dog
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Posted: 2010-05-10 4:46 pm   Permalink



Just about ready to start treating the walls, most of the trim is now in place.

Hopefully most of it will be finished this coming weekend - then I can get all of my 'stuff' out and in situ.

Photos to follow.
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TikiVato
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Posted: 2010-06-02 8:42 pm   Permalink

Outstanding work. Where do you get all your bamboo supplies? I love the black bamboo. I added some to my bar in the Tiki Nui. It was expensive here in California, I can't imagine how expensive it in England. Can't wait to see what you do next.
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posted: 2010-06-02 11:23 pm   Permalink

Yeeeah (Pikey's) Dog, it's looking really, really cool.
I'm looking forward to your next progress pics.

Tikivato -- you may already know this but a great way to create your own 'black' bamboo is to just take a propane torch to 'blonde' bamboo. If you do it gently, in a painterly way with strokes, you'll just brown it to perfection (and avoid charring the wood). It looks just like the stuff that you buy. That's what I did for Hula Sue's and was really happy with it.


 
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