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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-07-10 7:12 pm   Permalink

I really like the look of those up there. I like the idea of attaching them to board first and then screwing them up there. would be easy to relocate if you ever moved or decided to use them differently.

- Dale


 
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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-07-12 7:33 pm   Permalink

Thanks Dale,

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I had some black bamboo left over from the wall installation so I thought I would put it to use.

I have spotlights in front of the two tall tikis, to focus the light upward I placed poster board shields around the lights.





I ran the bamboo fence through the table saw and cut it to the same height.



I left the poster board on the inside to block out the light from going through the cracks.



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Moai Mike
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Posted: 2014-07-25 04:46 am   Permalink

Aloha, Maukahale! You do good work! It looks terrific! Hope to see it some day. Your friend,

MoaiMike


 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-07-25 12:38 pm   Permalink

what type of up lights spot lights do you use and where do you find em? Ive been trying to do the same thing for years and presto there you are with your superb lights!!! awesome job, now Ive got another project, the GF s gonna kill me!!! thanks
paul


 
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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-07-27 11:30 pm   Permalink

Hi Mike, thanks for the compliment. I hope I get a chance to see your tiki room someday. I may go to the Sacramento crawl in October. Maybe we can meet up there. I never thought I could grow Hibiscus flowers at high altitude but I'm giving it a shot.



Pele Paul, the single spot lights I use come from "Lamps Plus." I looked at a lot of places and they had the right light for my needs. Its a low voltage light and costs between $50 and $60 depending on if you hit them when they are having a sale. For the white lights I use 50 watt halogen bulbs with a 10 degree angle. I then have it connected to a dimmer switch to control the brightness. The blue bulbs I use on the large tikis came from a source I found on the Internet. The red and yellow you see comes from the edge of the bulb. Where the bulb is pointed shines blue.

The lights have there own base so you can set them on a surface or hang them on the wall or the ceiling.




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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-08-19 9:17 pm   Permalink

I have several projects going on. This one I finished up over the weekend. I took down the lighted blow fish and put up bamboo reed and thatch.











Another project I'm working on is to make a frame for a piece of tapa cloth that will go on the ceiling, above the stairs, that goes to the lower level where the Aloha Theater and Tiki Bar is Located. The frame will extend past the tapa and go to the wall.







I was trying different patterns to carve into the frame. They all made everything look too busy.



I got the idea to mirror the pattern in the tapa that was next to the wood frame.





When I get it done I'll let you know how it came out.




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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2014-08-20 11:13 am   Permalink

wow! thanks for the intel o the lights and bulbs my friend!!! that helps a lot, now to go to Lamps plus+ and pick me up some soon! and the space is looking awesome too!!!

 
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Greg_D_R
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Posted: 2014-08-20 7:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-12 19:33, MaukaHale wrote:

I had some black bamboo left over from the wall installation so I thought I would put it to use.

I have spotlights in front of the two tall tikis, to focus the light upward I placed poster board shields around the lights.

I ran the bamboo fence through the table saw and cut it to the same height.

I left the poster board on the inside to block out the light from going through the cracks.




Aha, I will be stealing this idea from you shortly, thanks!!


 
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Kahuna Kraig
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Posted: 2014-08-28 9:25 pm   Permalink

Fantastic detail. I am gettinf so many great ideas here!

 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
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From: western australia
Posted: 2014-08-29 11:07 pm   Permalink


MaukaHale, those frames look fabulous! Really cool idea to carry the tapa pattern onto the woodwork.

Your whole place is typical of why I love this area of Tiki Central, like watching a tiny green bud open out into a magnificent flower.




btw. Speaking of flowers, your hibiscus looks very familiar.

Could it possibly be an Australian native commonly known as a Sturt Dessert Rose?

Frost resistant and thrives on neglect.







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MaukaHale
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-08-31 7:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-08-29 23:07, komohana wrote:


Could it possibly be an Australian native commonly known as a Sturt Dessert Rose?

Frost resistant and thrives on neglect.




Yes they are Sturt Desert Rose. I hope they do well because it gets below freezing in the winter.

I have the carving done on the frame, now I have to figure out the stain.





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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-09-01 11:46 pm   Permalink

Love your turtle project...the frame is fabulous.

 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2014-09-03 9:32 pm   Permalink

That blended Tapa and carved wood frame is one of the coolest tikified 'solutions' I've ever seen. Absolutely beeeeeautiful!
Fantastic job all around.
John
(Mr. Pupu Pants)


 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2014-09-15 09:55 am   Permalink

John, Thank you for the compliment. That means a lot to me. Your room (Hula Sue's South Sea Hideaway) is one of the most creative ones I have ever seen. I hope we get to see more of it in the future and your arm has gotten stronger since your accident.

I finished the frame for the turtle. I used a red chestnut stain. Its photographed against a piece of black foam board that I'm using for another project.



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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2014-09-16 11:00 am   Permalink

Wow
That came out great....


Jon


 
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