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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2015-05-23 7:33 pm   Permalink

I think a best practice is to develop a good bar name & a logo. Then having cocktail glasses made with your logo along with swizzle sticks, napkins, coasters, a sign, etc. not only fun but can be gifts to fellow Tikiphiles.

Planning can sometimes be an afterthought for many of us. I am filling my walls up but have that empty (off-white) ceiling that is going to need some serious help one day. While it is best to work from the top down, those of us that don't have building skills sometimes get stuck working from the bottom up.

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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2015-05-23 8:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-05-23 19:33, VampiressRN wrote:
I think a best practice is to develop a good bar name & a logo. Then having cocktail glasses made with your logo along with swizzle sticks, napkins, coasters, a sign, etc. not only fun but can be gifts to fellow Tikiphiles.

Planning can sometimes be an afterthought for many of us. I am filling my walls up but have that empty (off-white) ceiling that is going to need some serious help one day. While it is best to work from the top down, those of us that don't have building skills sometimes get stuck working from the bottom up.

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Don't let Bamboo Ben hear you have white walls or ceilings!!! lol


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2015-05-24 7:30 pm   Permalink

I love my outdoor spot but am sad I only get to really enjoy it for 3-4 months a year. Maybe someday I'll have an indoor space as well. As of now the tiki has started creeping into the house.....

Here in NJ the rain and snow are the biggest problem especially on the natural materials. Although expensive we've been most pleased when we put up the extra $ for synthetic materials. Every year I have to sand/stain/poly the wood and bamboo. Even the wood tikis and masks that I have polyed the crap out of grow little spots of mold from being outside all season. But the artificial thatch and weave look as good as the day we installed them, 4+ years later.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2015-05-25 07:56 am   Permalink

Thanks Lori this thread is only as good as what people post to it.

My hope was to save people time money and work at the same
time getting the most out of the efforts and money they put into their space.

I can't tell you how many times somebody says they are going to use thatch or
bamboo outdoors in this frozen tundra we live in.
After I try to tell them it won't last or how fast it will rot they say
"It's ok I will fix it when it does"
Well that lasts about a year or two then they start all over with the kind of things that
will stand up to the ice, snow, rain we get here.

Make bamboo elements that you can remove and take inside of the winter.
But remember that bugs love to nest in Bamboo, rattan and thatch.

So do it once, do it right, and put more time into other projects or enjoying the space you
built.
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tikiskip
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Posted: 26 days ago; 4:02 pm   Permalink

How to wrap your Bamboo corners here...
Wrapping Bartop with Cane....HELP!!....

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=49163&forum=1&22
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 25 days ago; 7:44 pm   Permalink

I feel the creep coming on. My lounge is getting full, already a year ago Tiki moved into my dining room. It is starting to move into the hallways between the lounge, dining room, and living room. My living room is rather nondescript, there is no theme...so the big Tiki I just got has moved to my lounge, but he has his eye on the living room!!!
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tikiskip
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Posted: 14 days ago; 08:30 am   Permalink

Yeah Vamp most old timers have boxes of tiki packed away as hey hunted over the years.


Here is some great tips on making trim for your tiki bar spot....
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=49315&forum=20&start=last&13
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Tiki Toli
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From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 13 days ago; 11:12 am   Permalink

Another rope tip! Everyone loves the look of triple braided hemp Manila rope. Thing is it rots from the inside out, never dries out, and will shrink to 90% of its length when wet. For outdoor use, use a product called Pro Manila, it looks like manila but is made from polypropylene film and they then use that to make the individual rope strands. The result is a rope that replicates the look and feel of manila that doesn't rot or shrink. best place I know to get it is knot and rope https://www.knotandrope.com/store/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=2

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