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kahalakruzer
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-09-15 7:53 pm   Permalink

Looks like you know what you're doing! Can't wait to see the progress.

 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-07 12:12 pm   Permalink

Bartop has been in for a couple of weeks. We restocked the bar just to have someplace to put all the booze that had been in the back room.



Test fitting the plywood to hold the rafters, lights and upper storage boxes.



Rebuilding the rafters from the old bar.



Bamboo splits being added to rafters as underlayment.



Thatch being applied.



Reed had to be applied before we could put in the roof.



That crap was heavy (about 250-300 lbs) and we had to make some "adjustments," percussive and otherwise, to get it to fit once everything had been added to the plywood.



In place.









Bamboo panels came in for the walls and bar.









Test fitting the lauhala.



Starting to look a little more tiki.




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bamboo stu
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
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From: Pleasantville, CA
Posted: 2010-10-07 12:38 pm   Permalink

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Bartop has been in for a couple of weeks. We restocked the bar just to have someplace to put all the booze that had been in the back room.






Lord God Billy Bob! I've seen BevMo's with less booze!!

Looking really great, where did you buy the bamboo panels?


 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-07 3:12 pm   Permalink

The bamboo came from Mainlanders. http://www.tropicaltikis.com
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
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From: Miami
Posted: 2010-10-07 4:04 pm   Permalink

I deeply, DEEPLY covet those barstools.

As you were.


 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-07 4:09 pm   Permalink

The bar stools are from http://www.nagsheadhammocks.com/chairs.asp They're the best bar stools we've ever found. I would love to have one of their Lightkeeper's Durawood chairs for the bartender. Kind of like a lifeguard chair. Very cool.
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-18 6:18 pm   Permalink

We sheathed the new storage box (pictures of that in a moment) above the bar in planking to simulate wooden crates. The open space will have a rack for glasses. The exposed plywood now has split bamboo covering it, but not in this picture.





Installing the lights for over the bar.



Here's a shot of the storage box before the crating is installed.



You can see the storage box in the top left here. The lights in the bar are not this bright. It's a long exposure. They're blue and shine down through the planks like you're looking through the deck of a ship. The service light in the middle will be surrounded by a box that looks like a deck hatch.



Cutting bamboo for the post that holds the house up as well as acting as a conduit for electrical to the storage box and upper lights.



Bamboo post in the right foreground.



The other bamboo post is in this shot. That white TV cable is temporary until we get the cable run to the other side of the room for the new TV location.



Torching some bamboooooooo...



Lauhala and carbonized bamboo up.



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bamboo stu
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From: Pleasantville, CA
Posted: 2010-10-18 6:33 pm   Permalink

Tell me more about the planking around the storage box, is it new wood that you aged or did you salvage some old wood?

Love the ship's deck effect on the ceiling. You have really thought this through, probably all the things you wish you'd done with the first bar!


 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-18 6:45 pm   Permalink

The planking on the box is comprised of ancient pallet wood. This is wood that is probably 40-50 years old and has been piled up on a farm. It's thin and very well weathered. It's amazing stuff.
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2010-10-19 06:55 am   Permalink

Place is looking good! Very cool attention to detail going on. Can't wait to see it finished.

 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-24 3:40 pm   Permalink

Trader Scott's has its own Facebook page.


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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2010-10-25 12:18 am   Permalink

What a transformation! Can't wait to see more!

Can those ceiling boards over the bar be removed fairly easily so you can change out the bulbs/strings of lights mounted to the ceiling?


 
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-10-25 08:51 am   Permalink

Yep. Just unscrew the boards and they come down.

One side will be harder to remove than the other, because it will require removing a crab trap that houses lights over the sidebar, but it can be done relatively quickly.

Boards are now weathered. Black lights are installed. False walls in storage boxes are in. Lights over the bar/seats are installed and need to have their shrouds built. Switches and dimmers are in place. More pics a little later.

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Posted: 2010-10-28 11:11 pm   Permalink

It looks like your are getting rid of the white ceiling...Awesome!
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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-11-07 4:05 pm   Permalink

Tiki 65 has big wood



Weathered boards in place



Installing lighting



Time exposure



More roofin'



Woohoo!!!



Awnings for lights for artwork in the works





Still have to do wiring, luan and thatch for the little roof/hip area, but it's on its way. This is the lounge side of the bar. In the upper right you can see the concealed fluorescent light for last call/cleanup.




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