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Smuggler Joe's Emporium of Exotica
SmugglerJoe
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Joined: Jul 07, 2010
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Posted: 2010-07-07 7:25 pm   Permalink

Have been lurking for about 3yrs and the addiction has taken full hold we are onto the bar after the mugs and the music why fight the tiki in me anymore....So the first thing we did was to enclose the patio with a railing and then the bar its not close to being done as I end up working on it 1 day a week and have very little funds for any projects. The siding of the bar is recycled from a Gypsy Wagon from my Ren Faire days...
The wagon sat behind the garage for years until I got the Tiki bug. I only have a few pics and am much farther along now but the ideas for the bar evolve and continue. Still need bamboo trim probably from pvc pipe. My initial trials with fake bamboo impressed me so it will be aded. Have diceded on a tin roof didsnt want extra fire hazards here and so far hated the look of thatching i bought. Then fountains, sand box behind bar, lighting, bar top,etc etc etc. So here are a few pics more to come soon...





The weather here is very hot in summer 115+ in Redding Ca. so sure im going to have to invest in silk plants. The goal is to have the misters on, the drinks flowing and sitting on the patio as cool as possible surrounded by the sound of water and exotica foliage birds calling in the distance and.........
well you get the point...


 
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Wayfarer
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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
Posts: 300
From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2010-07-08 02:13 am   Permalink

Sounds like you have a good start, good luck!

Oh, and welcome aboard.

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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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Posted: 2010-07-08 11:14 am   Permalink

Nice start! Here's a link to a TC thread on Faux Bamboo but some of the pics are missing. Here's aother method that I tried and liked.

I live in El Centro CA, between you and Hell. I use real plants that will grow and add tropical silk flowers


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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
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From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-07-10 9:21 pm   Permalink

Welcome and great to see pics of your bar. Be good to see it done with a Mai Tai

 
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SmugglerJoe
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Posted: 2010-07-12 10:10 pm   Permalink

Well 2 days off and not much done i wanted to get done but, temp bar top went on, wood for roof up fountain 75% done and some walls and posts stained, got the tiki on the deck and misters are up and working. pics to come this weekend

 
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SmugglerJoe
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Posted: 2010-07-14 6:21 pm   Permalink


start of the witchdoctor fountain.I wrapped orange rope lights so it glows through the volcanic rock at night still need to pain up the skull and adorn it with its jewels, paint the planter in the barrel or age it so its not so orange...started tossing my change into the fountain at night when I get home from work think there is about 20 bucks in there lol.


 
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SmugglerJoe
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Posted: 2010-07-15 8:41 pm   Permalink









 
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thetmaxx
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Joined: Jun 22, 2010
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Posted: 2010-07-15 11:22 pm   Permalink

Does the inside of the bar have cabinets or anyhitng? I'm trying to figure out how I will do that.

 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2010-07-16 03:33 am   Permalink

Nice fountain, I like that skull idea alot. You could do a version of it with a skeleton in a cook pot.

 
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Bau
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Posted: 2010-08-02 8:48 pm   Permalink

yeah that fountain is neat!

 
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SmugglerJoe
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Posted: 2011-02-13 8:35 pm   Permalink




With the spring like weather, its time to get the Emporium cleaned up and restocked. Ye cursed pirates fountain is almost done now and the Emporium of Exotica itself got some new paint. More to come...
Smuggler Joe

[ This Message was edited by: SmugglerJoe 2011-02-13 20:38 ]


 
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SmugglerJoe
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Posted: 2011-02-13 8:37 pm   Permalink





 
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Lodge 9
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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From: Wylie Texas
Posted: 2011-02-14 05:11 am   Permalink

Love the Foutain, Great idea!

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2011-02-14 05:50 am   Permalink

WOW...that fountain is awesome....GREAT JOB!!!

 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2011-02-15 3:08 pm   Permalink

Like that fountain too but that glass ball is looking to be netted up.

 
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