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The Tiki Bar to be Named has a name WIKI-TIKI BAR
LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 881
From: NJ
Posted: 2011-11-13 3:19 pm   Permalink

Just read the entire thread, your bar is looking great! We're building an outdoor bar to open next year. We've got our footings and base in. The goal is to build the structure before winter comes to NJ and then build the bar itself in the spring.

I've saved some of your pics for reference. Thanks for the info and for really motivating me! I can't wait for spring. For now I am collecting tiki!

Can't wait to see more... keep the pictures coming!


 
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newB24
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Joined: Jun 06, 2011
Posts: 103
From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-11-14 4:42 pm   Permalink

LoriLovesTiki, thanks so much for the great comments. I'm sure I have plaguerized my entire design from someone on these boards so you really have them to thank. If you want to know how I did something, I am willing to share, just ask!

Thanks again.....


Well PAGE 9, guess that means more pics in varying states of light. Will be it for about 8 weeks, having ankle/foot surgery tomorrow









 
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TikiTomD
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Posts: 675
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2011-11-14 5:40 pm   Permalink

NewB24, good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery on that surgery. Maybe you can get some navigational assistance down to the basement and enjoy restorative time in the paradise of your creation, the Wiki-Tiki Bar.

-Tom


 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-11-14 6:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-11-14 17:40, TikiTomD wrote:
NewB24, good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery on that surgery. Maybe you can get some navigational assistance down to the basement and enjoy restorative time in the paradise of your creation, the Wiki-Tiki Bar.

-Tom



Tom,

Thanks for the well wishes, really appreciate it. Between the bar and my 120" screen, I plan on doing some major recovery down there. Had a soft opening on the bar this weekend and put in a Cozumel reef scene on the big screen and just had ocean sounds songs playing. Was really great!

Jon


 
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tigertail777
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From: Oregon
Posted: 2011-11-14 10:46 pm   Permalink

Hope you recovery quickly from the surgery. Looking forwards to seeing more of the fine details added to your little paradise.

 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-11-16 08:13 am   Permalink

Tigertail, thanks for the well wishes, I'm home recover, good news is that I might be down to 6 weeks non-weight bearing!


I thought I would upload some photos of my view this morning....nothing like vicodin and some snorkeling!






 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
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From: East TN
Posted: 2011-11-16 08:54 am   Permalink

Forget the Vicodin. You need a couple of Painkillers!!

Get well soon.


 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-11-20 12:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-11-16 08:54, Q-tiki wrote:
Forget the Vicodin. You need a couple of Painkillers!!

Get well soon.



Q-Tiki...thanks for the well wishes. No doubt on the painkillers, could go for something tropical about now!



 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-11-20 1:04 pm   Permalink

So here I am 4 months after I put the first touch of paint on the soffit and I am just about structurally complete on the construction (well at least I got everything bought to put in and since I am laid up, nothing will happen for a while).

First and foremost, thanks to everyone who checked in on the build and really big thanks to anyone who contributed and answered my questions or gave me advice! I obviously took a lot of my inspiration from other home builds and some professional builds and really appreciate people posting their projects!

I can't even tell you how many hours were spent researching, looking, buying, actually working, reworking etc but I can tell you how much money I have spent to date!

The biggest expense by far was all of the bamboo, thatch and stuff I had shipped in from California, the second was the flooring and the third was the wet bar. so without further ado....

Bamboo and thatch of all sorts $1,500
Flooring: $660
Cabinets (bases, top, stain, trim, faucet, sink) $450
Custom Bar (frame, flooring, stain,shelves, electric, trench) $375
Screws, nails, staples, glue: $100
Paint/stain: $30
Mural: $100
Rope: $150
Misc. Lights, Decorations: $150 (this number will triple once I get into the LED that I want)
Fridge: already had but painted $20 and base was made with material left over.
Bar Stools: already had but will have to replace so $125 each so $375


GRAND TOTAL: $3,760 for approximately 180 square foot of space or $21 per square foot.


I'm not sure what to think about the numbers, probably more than I anticipated but in the long run, worth every penny, sweat bead, blood and tear put into it.

I have a bundle of bamboo leftover that I plan on turning into some art work and look forward to adding to the bar as we go!







 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-12-27 12:18 pm   Permalink

Well I've been toying around with some LED lighting and found some great stuff, I did a test install in the awning.

This stuff rocks, it is brighter than bright (plus it has a built in dimmer) and is multi-colored (different shades of White, Red, Blue, Green) and can be programmed to fade, dance, flash or whatever.




BRIGHT WHITE




BRIGHT BLUE




View from outside, with all other lights off



Celebratory Cocktail the next day!


It cost about $40 for 16 lineal feet, comes with transformer and remote control. I also just ordered a roll of the water proof LED at $50 for 16 lineal feet. That is going to go under the bar and shine down.


From the reviews and other users, on this size transformer you could run around 32 lineal feet, just need a connector piece to join them, I'm debating taking down other lights and mounting the LED on top of my bamboo ceiling grid. the possibilities are about endless with color schemes and such. Just not sure if 32 lineal feet will do the job.

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! I'm off my crutches and still healing but at least I am mobile!

Jon






 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
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From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-12-27 12:56 pm   Permalink

The new LED light kits do rock indeed!

 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-12-27 1:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-12-27 12:18, newB24 wrote:








UGH, just looking at that bar top makes me ill! Anyway, I've done 2 seal coats with massive amounts of polyurethane and latex caulk to fill in voids, gaps, oil, knots, whatever this
d@mnable epoxy coating does not like sticking to.

In retrospect, I would never have put down a hardwood flooring for my bar top knowing what I would go through with this epoxy. The bar top was installed with a pneumatic nail gun, all I can say is that the oil from the gun was getting blown around on top of the wood and soaked in because I sanded that entire top like crazy and I still have spots where this epoxy is just being REPELLED away in perfect little circles.

I will say that the places where this stuff is working, looks immaculate, truly going to be spectacular but any imperfection sticks out like a sore thumb and a few makes the whole thing look like a train wreck!

With all that being said, I think I have it about as good as I can get it, I'm going to flood coat the top when I can get an extra pair of hands available for about an hour and help me pour and watch for bubbles!

I'm hoping for the best but I wish I would have just put down something that I could clean and insure it was free from oils and such!



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Wayfarer
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From: Italy, but not by choice
Posted: 2011-12-28 02:29 am   Permalink

That's a really nice table you put together, but if you're going to put a beer on it you need something that goes with the theme, like a Hawaiian microbrew or the beer na beer- San Miguel.

 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-12-28 04:37 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-12-28 02:29, Wayfarer wrote:
That's a really nice table you put together, but if you're going to put a beer on it you need something that goes with the theme, like a Hawaiian microbrew or the beer na beer- San Miguel.



Hey Wayfarer, thanks for checking in on the build! I know, I know! I'll have to head down to party source in covington to pick up a nice assortment!

The bar is one of my favorite things so far, it has been a lot of fun to build, looking forward to finishing the interior this winter!



 
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newB24
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From: Southwest Ohio
Posted: 2011-12-31 6:50 pm   Permalink

I got the waterproof LED light kit in, good and bad, the LED's are definitely in a waterproof case (definitely noted for my water feature) but the controls and transformer are not so this would not do well in an outdoor application. Regardless, I still love them and I think they worked out really well!

This photo was taken during the day and look at how much light I can throw down on the floor and bamboo! But the lights have a dimmer so I can create any amount of ambiance I want!

I'm now on the hunt to hang something on the front of the bar, just looks like it needs something.....





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