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The Tiki Bar to be Named has a name WIKI-TIKI BAR
newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-19 10:15 am   Permalink

After much head scratching and painstaking research, I have committed to a flooring system for the room. It is Naturestone. An epoxy based pebble flooring system.


*image taken from DIY.com user DIYBENNY



*image taken from Pebblestoneflooringsystems.com

Basically mix up a 2 part epoxy, mix in some pebbles and trowel it on about 1/2" thick. It is a porous material that hardens like concrete. Use a shop vac or carpet cleaner clean up spills and such.

YEP, you guessed it, I got the material on order and will be installing myself! A significant savings over having someone else do it....like 80% cheaper. Thank you Google search engine for finding the materials on line. Saved me over $1000 (well less my time but I work for free right!?)

Now, I have to get my electric run to the bar and start getting ready to install the floor...YIKES.



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littlegiles
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Posted: 2011-07-19 10:21 am   Permalink

Great work on the soffit and I can't wait to see what else you get done. Thanks for sharing all the "in progress" pics. The tortoise shell bamboo you purchased will be perfect I think and the bar top is looking great.

 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-07-19 10:34 am   Permalink

Would you not give a newborn child a name?
get to naming the Bar, it will help shape the style and look of the place.


 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-19 12:02 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-19 10:34, Chuck Tatum is Tiki wrote:
Would you not give a newborn child a name?
get to naming the Bar, it will help shape the style and look of the place.




Well, it actually does have a name but has taken me 2 weeks to figure out how to edit the title!




my youngest (5 year old) loves Scooby Doo, and anything that is Tiki to them is part of the WIKI-TIKIs from that show. So the bar is named WIKI TIKI Bar.

This is a picture taken from Scooby Doo Pedia of the WIKI TIKI who ended up just being a surfer but would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.

So there you have it, updated post and a name!



 
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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-07-19 12:11 pm   Permalink

Excellent!

 
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Trader Mitch
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Posted: 2011-07-20 12:05 am   Permalink

Very cool flooring material. I have never seen that before. Kinda looks like a sandy beach! I like the red glass material too, reminds me of lava.

 
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phinz
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Posted: 2011-07-23 09:15 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-19 10:15, newB24 wrote:
After much head scratching and painstaking research, I have committed to a flooring system for the room. It is Naturestone. An epoxy based pebble flooring system.



Just be very careful about sugary spills. We wound up with a huge quantity of ants one time after not getting a small amount of spill up. It's amazing how much can get on the floor when you have people over and are pouring drinks.


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-07-23 09:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-23 09:15, phinz wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-07-19 10:15, newB24 wrote:
After much head scratching and painstaking research, I have committed to a flooring system for the room. It is Naturestone. An epoxy based pebble flooring system.



Just be very careful about sugary spills. We wound up with a huge quantity of ants one time after not getting a small amount of spill up. It's amazing how much can get on the floor when you have people over and are pouring drinks.



mold too.in the pits.
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-23 10:27 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-07-23 09:53, RevBambooBen wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-07-23 09:15, phinz wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-07-19 10:15, newB24 wrote:
After much head scratching and painstaking research, I have committed to a flooring system for the room. It is Naturestone. An epoxy based pebble flooring system.



Just be very careful about sugary spills. We wound up with a huge quantity of ants one time after not getting a small amount of spill up. It's amazing how much can get on the floor when you have people over and are pouring drinks.



mold too.in the pits.




All good points and well noted....my sister has this stuff in her entire basement, she uses a carpet cleaner or a garden hose and shopvac to clean hers. Next day after cocktails will not be fun, but I guess it is the price I have to pay!!!

I don't want to build a subfloor to put in hardwood floors, preengineered hardwood just doesn't feel right to me and anytype of tile would be just too cold. A very close second was a slate floor, but this won out!

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newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-23 11:02 am   Permalink

Well, got a little jump start on the wall coverings. I decided to put the lauhala first, knowing that it might not lay too flat or straight. Boy was I right, that stuff is not very fun to work with. My batch was REALLY dry, not what I was expecting at all.

I basically made a mark down about 50" level across the wall and tried to keep it fairly close along the bottom. I just have to keep my bamboo wainscoting and the bottom of the lauhala closer than 2" apart (the width of my bamboo chair rail).

So in all its glory....



The top and bottom lines are a bit wavy but it will all be hidden behind something else, plus in this picture the entire mat looks wavy but she is flat against that wall, no humps or high spots anywhere.

I'm hoping to get the floor sawcut and patched back tomorrow but no promises on that! Unfortunately not much more progress until that is done, that outlet in the middle of the wall is the one I am tying into. So I can't put up my baseboard until that is completed.

If you look closely you can see I tried my hand at torching some bamboo, well I let the boys torch the bamboo. Stunk up the place, so I need to do the rest outside I think!



EDIT: Got the second wall done, it kind of dives down on the end, but I think I am leaving it. Meets the height requirements across the wall.







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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2011-07-23 8:52 pm   Permalink

Love the beam. I like that kind of floor, but it is good to know the issues that can occur with it. Keep up the great work!!!
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-25 06:54 am   Permalink

Thanks so much to everyone checking in on the build, love the comments and feedback!

 
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newB24
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Posted: 2011-07-25 07:06 am   Permalink

Well I thought I was set on my ceiling plan, but as I got to looking at it. I'm at a cross roads of sorts.

This was the original intent:


IMAGE FROM MARKMYWORDS

I still love this BUT....I'm confused on how to attach the smaller bamboo to the larger bamboo? Do you drill a hole in the bigger bamboo and slide it in or is it glued and lashed?

So after doing some drooling, I mean research on other builds. I found these....



I know this is REVBAMBOOBEN's handiwork!!!



I don't remember where I copied this from...whoever I owe you proper credit!!!!

So these 2 ceilings have literally put me upside down in my thinking....

The smaller bamboo is secured to the ceiling and the bigger stuff is lashed below...a much easier install (at least in my pea brain, maybe not in reality).

I don't have a real preference because both will work to hang my fishnet and lamps and such but I do think that the bigger bamboo on top works a bit better for my situation with hiding all of the joints and such.





Can anyone give me some insight on how to do what MARKMYWORDS did with that smaller bamboo attached to the larger?






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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2011-07-27 8:24 pm   Permalink

Can anyone give me some insight on how to do what MARKMYWORDS did with that smaller bamboo attached to the larger?
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Posted: 2011-07-27 9:28 pm   Permalink


So Ben, you mean it just has to look functional to the casual observer, but doesn't need to fool a structural engineer?


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