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Wayfarer
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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
Posts: 300
From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2010-05-09 12:04 am   Permalink

That's a really nice space, I like the simple, clean look of it!

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-05-09 05:56 am   Permalink

Wow, you kind of came out of nowhere with this. From nothing to nearly finished room in one post. Nice job! The bamboo and rope tying are particularly well done. And I like the tapa around the windows. My only suggestion would be to collect lots of artwork (velvets, etc), maybe a few war clubs too and fill up those walls! It's looking great.

 
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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 717
From: Southern California
Posted: 2010-05-12 2:39 pm   Permalink

DAYUM TUNA!

That is the finest tiki room i have seen in a residence...amazing job!!!!!

Mad Alohas,

toes


 
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Tuna Tiki
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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2010-05-15 8:12 pm   Permalink

Thank you for all the kind words you all have been posting. And keep the suggestions coming. As GatorRob suggested, I do have some art that needs to go up on the walls. I need to find the time to make frames. I have not seen any that I really like that are pre-made. A war club or two is a great idea.

I did get the big tiki into the room. I put it up on a pedestal surrounded it with black lava rock and lit it with some red lights. This Crazy Al creation stands a little better than 4 feet tall.





Unfortunately the red lights don't photograph very well.


More pictures to come.


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2010-05-15 8:25 pm   Permalink

I think the new Tiki looks quite happy in the corner and I like the red light shining on him. I don't know about everyone else, but I think a night shot showing the mood lighting on him would be wonderful. No pressure. LOL

Thanks for the update.


 
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Tuna Tiki
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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2010-05-15 10:30 pm   Permalink

For some reason, without the flash, everything comes out really red.





 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7446
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2010-05-16 07:17 am   Permalink

re-name it the "Red Room"...

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2010-05-16 07:39 am   Permalink

Well they may be red, but I'm still loving the whole dark vibe in the pictures. I think if you put some greenery around his base and something a bit taller behind him it would really set him down there. The lights reflecting up into the leaves would be awesome and cast some fun shadows on the ceiling!

I know...I know...I'm mentioning greenery again. Forgive me.


 
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kahalakruzer
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Joined: Jan 29, 2008
Posts: 309
From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-05-16 5:43 pm   Permalink

Your room looks amazingly classy. Even if you didn't have any lamps or furniture, the wall coverings alone would make for a perfect starting point. You could probably even rig that balinese hut to be a hanging lamp if you found another lamp that you liked for the table. The seperation of the hut from the lounge area looks great also. I'm sure you'll fill that place up with cool artifacts in no time at all.
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Tuna Tiki
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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2010-05-31 6:25 pm   Permalink

As I mentioned in my first post, I had to build the windows and frames myself as I wanted something that hinged from the top and could not find anything to fit the bill. My reasoning was, I wanted people outside in the yard to be able to talk to the people inside the room without a window being in the way. So I figured if they were hinged from the top, they would swing up and out of the way. The window sills are just at leaning height and extra wide to set a drink on.




My next problem was how to keep the windows open. One day when I was opening the rear hatch of Patti's Tahoe and a light bulb went off, gas springs. I found out later that is their real name. You know those skinny black shock absorber looking things. As I started researching them, I found selecting the correct one is like rocket science. Looking through online catalogs, there six or seven bazillion different configurations of length, spring pressure etc. Then comes the problem of where to place them on the window and frame. Then I found a supplier that offered engineering services. I called them up, gave them all the dimensions and about 4 hours later received an email with all the calculations. The guy suggested buying just one set to make sure it performed as I wanted it to before buying all 10 pair. Well , I received the first set Friday, got them installed and they work better than I had hoped. I am going to order the rest of them tomorrow

Take a look;










As you can see, I still have some more painting to do.

The wall decorating continues as does the furnicating. That would be the technical term for selecting and placing furniture.

Thanks for looking


 
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Mahalo Mark
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Joined: Aug 01, 2009
Posts: 15
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2010-05-31 9:30 pm   Permalink

I happen to love furnicating . No really, I'm still looking for some rattan/bamboo furniture to properly furnicate mt PatiOasis with. You're doing a great job, and it really seems like the redo is only taking a couple of weekends to to redo at the rate the pics are being posted. You really make me want to to re-dub mine the Fool's Paradise ( for the time it's taking me to do the build ). Anyway keep at it, and I hope to post as frequent as you.

Mahalo Mark.


 
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Enchanted Tiki Guy
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Joined: Aug 14, 2008
Posts: 128
From: West Hollywood, CA
Posted: 2010-06-01 4:26 pm   Permalink

Hi Tuna Tiki! That is one AMAZING transformation!!! I love it!

 
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bananabobs
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 824
Posted: 2010-06-01 9:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-05-31 18:25, Tuna Tiki wrote:
As I mentioned in my first post, I had to build the windows and frames myself...



Really? You built those frames all by yourself?
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Tuna Tiki
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Joined: Nov 11, 2008
Posts: 74
From: Northridge Ca
Posted: 2010-06-02 08:06 am   Permalink


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Really? You built those frames all by yourself?

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Yea, OK, we built the window frames at Bananabobs house. Thanks for the assist.


 
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TikiRenee
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Joined: Mar 04, 2010
Posts: 74
From: 7.5 miles west of the Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2010-06-02 11:14 am   Permalink

Unbelievable work! Looks amazing. Do you plan on painting the white door?

 
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