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Cecily & Bruce's Backyard Tiki Shack
Kekili
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Joined: Jul 23, 2006
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-11-27 3:23 pm   Permalink

Over the course of the last four years, my husband and I have been working on building a tiki bar in our backyard. We first began with a wooden wine bar from World Market and a bamboo 3-part room divider as a backdrop. We hung tiki lights and other kitsch on the backdrop.

A year or so later we decided to build a permanent backdrop and ceiling made of bamboo and thatch material. It was a little sturdier and it allowed us to hang more kitsch. However, the bar was not weatherproof and it became a chore to haul things in and out of storage, depending on the weather conditions.

And now, we are at iteration 3.0. We have just completed our little tiki shack. It is a permanent structure. The 'bones' are from a kit. We took our hot tub out, poured a cement platform in its place, then erected the small wood frame structure. Of course, it did not take shape until the bamboo walls and trim were put in place, the thatch roof secured on top, and all of the lovely kitsch hung up to adorn our little tiki shack. It has been fun collecting just the right items that seemed to call to us as we searched the antique stores, craig's list, and e-bay.

Before the summer of 2011, we plan to do some landscaping. We will build a pier, an arbor, plus a water feature. We also plan to relocate our Tiki Backyard Theater closer to the bar. Our goal is to be added to Tikitastic's Tiki Home Tour in Northern California.

Aloha,
Cecily



















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skootiki
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Joined: Oct 04, 2009
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From: fallbrook,ca
Posted: 2010-11-28 10:32 am   Permalink

The TiKi Shack is great!

 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-11-28 10:42 am   Permalink

Nice job!!! Love the Moai.

 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-11-28 11:22 am   Permalink

Velvets on the ceiling. Nice !!!

 
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BIG TIKI'S
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Joined: Nov 30, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2010-12-05 8:21 pm   Permalink

Man that freakin rocks! Way too cool... Love the velvets, tiki mug collection.



 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2010-12-05 9:16 pm   Permalink

Lookin' good Cecily!!
Hope to see it in person when the weather warms up.
Aloha,

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Suicide Tiki
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
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From: Chino
Posted: 2010-12-09 12:49 am   Permalink

Nice collection! Did you make the spears?

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2010-12-09 02:55 am   Permalink

Ah, what you can do where the weather stays nice... Your hut sure looks party-ready! Do you keep the overhead lights down to just a glow at night?


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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2010-12-10 4:12 pm   Permalink

How do you keep rain out? It must rain there at least occasionally?

 
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Kekili
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Joined: Jul 23, 2006
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-10 11:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-12-09 02:55, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Ah, what you can do where the weather stays nice... Your hut sure looks party-ready! Do you keep the overhead lights down to just a glow at night?




Yes, that was a concern of mine, too. We have mood lighting in the way of tiki sconces on the interior wall, neon green backlighting, plus a puffer fish hanging overhead. Also, the tiki mug cabinet has rotating colored lights on the interior. We also added green rope lighting to the exterior, which is hidden by the roof overhang. We also have up-lighting for each tiki statue in the yard, including a vintage rotating Christmas tree light directed at the Moai.


 
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Kekili
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-10 11:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-09 00:49, Suicide Tiki wrote:
Nice collection! Did you make the spears?

Hi,
We bought the spears at Benson's Tropical Imports in Huntington Beach.


 
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Kekili
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-10 11:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-10 16:12, TikiTacky wrote:
How do you keep rain out? It must rain there at least occasionally?

The tiki shack has a standard roof underneath the thatch material. I attached the thatch to a trellis, then placed it on top of the roof.


 
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Kekili
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-10 11:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-12-05 21:16, Tiki Royale wrote:
Lookin' good Cecily!!
Hope to see it in person when the weather warms up.
Aloha,
:tiki:


Aloha,
Yes! We would love to be included in Tikitastic's Home Tour. We want to share our tiki aloha with our Tiki Central brothers and sisters. Hope to see you then :)


 
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VampiressRN
  

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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-12-14 8:32 pm   Permalink

The Westie looks so out of place there...please send him to my house immediately.
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Kekili
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Joined: Jul 23, 2006
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-14 10:24 pm   Permalink

Sorry, no can do. Our little girl is the enchantress of the tiki garden

 
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