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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-05-09 5:51 pm   Permalink

NO PRESSURE.....Git 'er done!!!!

 
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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-09 5:56 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-08 19:44, littlegiles wrote:
WOW! You say those wicker shelves are a dime a dozen, but I have NEVER seen anything like that around these parts. Wish I did because I would snatch one up if it was cheap.

- Dale



Well, I meant wicker shelves in general. They usually have something similar to this center section but shorter. The size and design of this one I haven't seen either. Paid $20 to haul it away btw. Same for the 'new' bar.
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2014-05-17 1:55 pm   Permalink

So many refinishing projects can be cringeworthy, but you're bringing these souls back from the brink of death, I love it! Great work!
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Zinctiki
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-18 8:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-17 13:55, Humuhumu wrote:
So many refinishing projects can be cringeworthy, but you're bringing these souls back from the brink of death, I love it! Great work!




Thanks, Humu!
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Zinctiki
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-18 8:41 pm   Permalink

Well, been too busy with work lately to do much. But I got the zebrawood top on it at least.
This time I'm going with Tikiskip's suggestion to use amber shellac. Should bring it all together.





Getting ready to veneer the shelves. Then maybe dump a gallon of Spar varnish on it.




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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-05-18 9:40 pm   Permalink

Shaping up nicely & looking forward to the end results.

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2014-05-19 03:05 am   Permalink

This is looking great!
Are you going to do a lite burn on parts of this with a torch?
On bamboo you burn the nodes, but on rattan or you even see this on ash wood or what they
call Ash craft furniture a very lite burn over the whole thing give variation in the color
you get in the end.

If you do this do a test on the back parts of the rattan.


 
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Zinctiki
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-20 11:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-19 03:05, tikiskip wrote:
This is looking great!
Are you going to do a lite burn on parts of this with a torch?
On bamboo you burn the nodes, but on rattan or you even see this on ash wood or what they
call Ash craft furniture a very lite burn over the whole thing give variation in the color
you get in the end.

If you do this do a test on the back parts of the rattan.



Sorry I'm answering late but workworkwork! I hadn't considered burning the rattan but now I will. Looked up "ash craft" and it's intriguing. I'll test it and see.

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Zinctiki
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From: Walnut, CA
Posted: 2014-05-20 11:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-06 21:39, VampiressRN wrote:
YEAH....so glad you are going to stain and pair with your first bar...that dark stain looks classy!!!

My bar is a 60's number in a yellow oak finish...when I bought a cabinet to use as the backbar, I had my handyman stain it a little darker to match...I think it turned out OK, it works for me. That storage unit you have looks pretty big...you may have to add stabilization framing to the back, as I think you will be able to store a hoard of alcohol bottles and mixers on there. Can hardly wait to see it.





Well, I did use the same stain. But it was applied outside and not next to the bar. I did NOT even notice the wicker was almost black until I got the two together and finished the pics. In Photoshop it was obvious that they're pretty different. Still, I like 'em.



Anyway this is just a photo op for them, the booze is still downstairs (where I can safely imbibe and not traverse the declines) so the artifacts are some of the easy-to-access pieces from boxes (after the quake) and not the rum 'n' mugs that should be behind a bar.

I recall poor Ben leaning on the wall going down the stairs. I'll have to remedy that problem somehow...

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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-05-21 8:14 pm   Permalink

Nice set, colors are just fine, looks great together.

 
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Zinctiki
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Posted: 2014-05-21 11:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-21 20:14, hiltiki wrote:
Nice set, colors are just fine, looks great together.



Thanks, hiltiki. Here's a more integrated shot also.


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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-05-22 11:01 am   Permalink

It still looks fabulous...I don't think you have to be matchy/matchy with lounge decor. I used to be a purist in that only had dark wood throughout my entire house, but when I moved into my new home I reduced my obsession and now only keep the same woods in each room. My lounge is the living room of my home and has light woods and directly across from that is my dining room that has dark woods...in the old days that would horrify me...LOL

Your pieces look great and once you placed the lighting on the back bar it really opened it up and gave it that mystical/jungle look. If you feel the need to match the pieces later, just darken up the bar and chairs. When my handyman stained my back bar I thought one coat was enough, but ended up having two coats to get it slightly darker. I know how wonderful all the matting looks on home bar walls, but I didn't have the money or skills to do that and was just leaving my walls the ecru color they were. People encouraged me to add color so I did. I thought the color I picked would be an oatmeal color, but it ended up being a gold which I was not fond of at first, but it has grown on me and is a good background to the bamboo/rattan pieces I have. It is hard sometimes to make decisions but if you take your time and look at all the pictures and projects in this thread you will come up with something that works for you.

I am looking forward to more pictures from you and can't wait to see all your liquor bottles on the back bar...I think it will add even more depth and energy to your space. Great re-purposing!!!
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Tiki Tex
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Joined: Jul 02, 2012
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Posted: 2014-06-06 05:29 am   Permalink

Aloha Zinctiki!

My wife and I bought a bar just like your second one from a kid in Oklahoma City about a year ago. I thought (when we bought it) it was a one of a kind build, but now I'm curious as to where they were made.

I love the zebra wood top you put on yours! Once we get our home bar a little bit more complete, I'll throw up some pix for all to see.

Also, really digging the pix of the first bar and shelves you paired up! Great work.



 
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