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Gibbo
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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 32
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2014-04-15 2:48 pm   Permalink

Hey there young Bob,

The A frame is looking great mate. I will have to head on over for a closer look again.

Cheers and mahalo,
Gibbo
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 499
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2014-04-15 7:27 pm   Permalink




Thanks all for your comments.


Welcome anytime Gibbo.


SoCal Savage - yes, just the common garden variety fencing, the reeds being
hollow and about a quarter inch average diameter - untreated - a few types available here,
this one is called Java.


The inside will stay about the same colour for years, the outside will grey over time,
but another layer won't be too hard to apply.


Initially, i was thinking of thatch but decided to go with reed for several reasons; not only
to keep the cost down but also the weight - reed being much lighter, it's also quicker to attach,
air can pass through - reducing any impact by strong winds - this is also another reason why
i used shadecloth between - instead of a waterproof membrane, and i figured that the reed would be less
of a fire hazard - although i plan to give the whole thing a good spray with fire retardant some time soon.



SandraDee - like yourself, I'm a very keen op-shopper/garage-saler/scrounger and absolutely love the hunt,
of course, genuine mid-century american Tiki artefacts are next to impossible to find here.

Also strive to recycle as much materials as possible.



Pele Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice of ya to drop by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



IDoVoodoo - check out Tiki tOny's place :

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41052&forum=20&vpost=604721&hilite=TikiTony

along with lotsa folk here on TC, his work lit the fire under my butt and i plan on a similar shack for
our barbecue area, maybe with fire proof fake thatch.. 'cause.. you know....... my butt's on fire...



...am also gonna have a fire pit where that DAMNED lilac tree was, sure not gonna miss clean'n up after that bastard.



...although, we'll miss the birds that used to visit.















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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 499
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-03-20 02:58 am   Permalink





Was reluctant to post 'til the two windows in the side wall of the bar were done, but they're
nearly there, still lotsa detail to finish - don't hold ye breath, could be a while...

The bar has been done for maybe six months, but I only connected the water up about January - WooHoo!

The bar cabinet, though not all that difficult took a LOT of spare time, I thank The GODS my wahine
is the very epitome of - Ahonui.


The bar top was... well I don't really wanna talk about it, as i'm try'n to keep the swearing down.



sooo... kick ye shoes off and come on in to the Sand Bar - beach sand on the floor, feels great in yer toes.





































































cheers.






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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 499
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-03-20 03:26 am   Permalink









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rumackay
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Joined: Jan 12, 2012
Posts: 18
From: Qld, Australia
Posted: 2016-03-20 8:40 pm   Permalink

WOW! I've been watching this project come together for years and I have to say, it's such an amazing room! I'm extremely jealous, but in a good way. Great job!

 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
Posts: 619
From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2016-03-20 10:01 pm   Permalink

I really like the front of your bar. Its so different than the traditional rattan or bamboo. From the picture it looks like wood with painted designs. Very creative!

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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 499
From: Western Australia
Posted: 2016-04-03 9:33 pm   Permalink





^ Thanks men - appreciate the feedback ^

Rummy, I'm jealous of Mauka 'cause he can write better than me, has cooler stuff, and has better lighting.

Mauka, I'm jealous of Rummy 'cause he has more booze than me, has cooler stuff, and lives on the Pacific coast.








Thought I'd share my solution to a problem that bugged me for a looong time..


After finding a print on light canvas, I imagined all manner of steampunk-esque contraptions
involving steel and/or wood frames with twine, springs, pulleys, etc. to stretch the canvas out.


The light-bulb moment came when I was replacing the fly-wire on my front door..





Hammer the inner flange down a bit so the canvas only contacts the frame adjacent the spline groove..





With canvas splined in..






I made an mdf frame for it with a light-box incorporated in back.

I did have an led strip installed, and it looks great lit up, but the lights were spaced
too far apart and ye could see the points of light. I've since found a light strip with
the led's close together, but haven't fitted yet and haven't decided on the decoration
for the frame - but will probably be painted on.








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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 3965
Posted: 2016-04-05 2:09 pm   Permalink

Nice bar!
Just saw this one.

Nice carvings as well.


 
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