||Vegas Kickback Tiki Lounge
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
|Posted: 2012-06-05 12:30 am  Permalink|
Live in the outskirts of beautiful Las Vegas where I am putting the finishing touches on my home Tiki Lounge and wanted to post some pics to get some input from anyone for some final details. The Kickback title I thought appropriate for two reasons: 1.Relaxing and enjoying drinks with friends. 2.The Aladdin Casino room sign which, if you look into the properties history from the 60's thru the 90's management faced many accusations of questionable monetary transactions. Vegas and the good old days!!! I also wanted to share an interesting story behind the Witco Bar and how I acquired it. My neighbor from ten years ago was hanging out with me one afternoon and told me that his wife told him he had to get rid of his bar that he had purchased many years ago, because she was on him about a drinking problem(which I feel he did not). So he asked me if I wanted it and ended up selling it to me for $100. When he showed it to me originally I had no idea of the significance of it's history and value until just a few years ago when I came across another Witco bar set that was listed for $4,500 in a private sale. Since I do a lot of woodworking I fell in love with it when I first saw it in his house.
Had to have the original black leather stool tops reupholstered.
Sliding doors open to the pool out back.
All materials from awesome Oceanic Arts in Whittier California
Bamboo chairs and table from craigslist
Aladdin - I wonder how many people stayed in those rooms over the years?
Traded a wood bookcase for this tiki when I delivered it to a buyers home
Just a couple of Las Vegas Stardust Aku Aku items I collected over the years
If in town come visit for a Mai Tai!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2012-06-05 8:03 pm  Permalink|
Very nice...and great story about the bar...obviously it was meant to be yours!!!
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2012-06-05 8:20 pm  Permalink|
Nice to see another Vegas area home tiki bar...
|moki and duke|
Joined: Jun 07, 2011
From: New Mexico
|Posted: 2012-06-05 10:00 pm  Permalink|
What a beautiful bar! Makes me wish I had lounge space!
Joined: Nov 12, 2002
From: Huntikington Beach
|Posted: 2012-06-06 07:39 am  Permalink|
Dig the sliding doors to pool!
How bout some day pics?
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
|Posted: 2012-06-06 8:25 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for your encouraging comments. Here are some day pics.
Here is interior looking out to pool.
Looking from outside thru sliding doors
I need to change out these handles with full round bamboo(two horizontals with one vertical), maybe tied with rope, which I have not a clue how to tie?
Joined: Aug 18, 2011
|Posted: 2012-06-07 10:26 pm  Permalink|
Very cool. I like all the touches through out.
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2012-06-10 10:58 am  Permalink|
Hey P4T Regarding your sliders to the pool. really nice touch! I had very similar handles/pulls on the large drawers on my outside bar. Awkward and hard to grip. I replaced em with an 15" x 4" section of bamboo (not split). They're fairly massive and add a little drama. There is a 1/2" spacer that has an opening for a nylon tie which holds the bamboo securely, I used a white tie,which then covered them with the same "windings" (used to conceal the nails on the chairs in your pix) Snip off the excess tie at the back and the winding looks like some skilled island artisan did it for you. Use a dab of your best adhesive to hold the end on the last tuck. It'll make sense as you teach yourself how the winding is done.Take apart and study the wraps on a piece that you are restoring-it's so easy you will laugh. Picked up the Windings at O A, bout 10 bucks a hank-enough for plenty of future projects. I know, A pic is worth a thousand.....
Cheers and good luck
Joined: Feb 02, 2012
|Posted: 2012-06-14 12:53 pm  Permalink|
You're bar is to die for. The detail in the wood is so awesome.
Joined: Mar 27, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: 2012-07-23 1:24 pm  Permalink|
Sweet bar with lots of personality. I hope we can meet sometime. I'm trying to get to know all the Las Vegas tikiphiles. -Wade
Joined: Jun 29, 2010
From: Los Angaleeze
|Posted: 2012-09-01 9:20 pm  Permalink|
Thanks for sharing, I like the vibe to this place. Oceanic arts stuff, you can't go wrong!