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Need advice on restoring a Witco bar
Hale Tiki
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-02-13 7:52 pm   Permalink

I hate you, Paul.

 
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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2012-02-14 06:52 am   Permalink

Alas sorry no photos yet... I was laid off from work 4 weeks ago and things have been at a standstill but I accepted a great offer today so just give me time.

The Feed-n-wax product that was recommended definitely brought some color back. It's not a shiny, "book of Tiki" look, but more of a natural darkening of the wood. Burning and brushing the chipped areas worked great, just be careful not to overdo it.

I would be VERY thankful for the shots of the back of the bar! I would really like to recreate the original look...



 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-02-15 09:52 am   Permalink

Congrats on your new position then!

Here's a couple of shots of your missing back. I'll take some measurements when I get a chance, but these should give you an idea of what I'm talking about:



Realized too that it looks like you're missing the casters:


It looks like Sheperd Casters is still in business!
http://www.shepherdcasters.com/products_ball.html

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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2012-02-16 3:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks! I don't have the capability to replicate the wavy shelf pieces right now but I will save that for a future project... The casters are definitely going back on

 
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TikiRenee
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Joined: Mar 04, 2010
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From: 7.5 miles west of the Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2012-03-08 7:34 pm   Permalink

Matt, we saw that bar listed on CL about 8+ months ago. We decided it was to much work for us. Glad to see it went to someone who would put the time into making it a nice bar again. Keep us posted with the good work.

 
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Matt Helm
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Posted: 2012-03-18 08:18 am   Permalink

It pains me to say this but due to some recent life events the bar is FOR SALE in Miami, fl.

The main bar has been cleaned up and treated with an orange oil & wax, and the stool that needed repair was fixed.

The bar still needs the fabric or covering of your choice on the front and sides and the stools need cushions.

I hate to sell this but right now it's the right decision.

I'm going to leave it up here for a day before I list it elsewhere.

$300








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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2012-03-28 5:13 pm   Permalink

Aw man! Sorry to hear you have to part with your bar.
It's just "stuff" though, I hope you get some decent money for it to help you out.
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Stingray
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Joined: Nov 19, 2009
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Posted: 2012-04-14 8:28 pm   Permalink

Last week I found four Witco stools and two small side tables/plant stands. They've definitely seen better days. Following Tiki Lee's advice, I got busy with some of that Howard's Orange Oil with Wax, and man oh man! Night and day! So, thanks for the tip.

That said, I do have a question of my own: One of the stools has a decent-sized glop of candle wax on the "foot", where the grooves of the wood are the tightest. It's a thin layer, so it's been tough getting it off. I've read about two methods for removal: heat or ice. I'm leaning towards applying heat with a hairdryer, wiping as much of the wax off as possible, then working out the last of it with more heat and a toothpick. Sound good, or is there a third option?

Mahalo in advance,

*Stingray*


 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1859
From: San Diego
Posted: 2017-12-07 8:17 pm   Permalink



I saved this Witco stool from a slow death. I am going to restore him according to these tips. Anyone know if there is a good ďfillerĒ to use for termite damage? Also anyone have any ideas to replicate the cheetah print fabric for the cushion? Looks like it is a thicker fabric, hopefully I can find something. Thanks for looking!


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2017-12-07 9:50 pm   Permalink

Wow! He's lookin' pretty sad

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-12-07 10:36 pm   Permalink

Iíll make him happy again

 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2017-12-09 07:18 am   Permalink

Iím sure that beer made him happy

 
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surf2live
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Posted: 2017-12-20 08:41 am   Permalink

Aloha--Sent you a PM

 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2017-12-25 9:37 pm   Permalink

Iíll make him happy again

 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 9 days ago; 1:59 pm   Permalink

Rehabbed this clown mainlander over the wkend






 
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