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My new Hut..the Decorating has started...
ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-07-27 1:08 pm   Permalink

So for 11 years this was my hut. It was the only 8x8, but it was my place to smoke cigars, watch tv, and escape. I was even lucky enough to have it in an issue of tiki magazine....

About 9 months ago I sold my house and moved to Yucaipa. I left the shell of the hut behind for a shed, bringing all the decorations and cool stuff with me.

So now its time for a new hut..... its a slow process, doing most of it myself or with my dad. My contractor buddy helped me with the framing..or I helped him actually.... 99% of the electricity, speaker wire, and remote light controller is all in. All the bare wood outside has been primered. Next will be paint and the corrugated metal roof.
This hut is 16x20. It will have real working porthole windows. The closet door inside will be a 1950-60's navy interior ship door.
The plan will be more "trading post" than trader vics...I have always enjoyed the idea of mixing nautical, tiki, and 1900's-1930's british/french colony
Here's a few pics so far... (don't expect anything to cool yet...lol)






these beams are a tribute (or copy depending on way you think) of the beam that sticks out over the Dole Whip shack at the Tiki room in Disneyland....


My navy door

Thats it for now..... Long long long long long way to go... so many ideas and thoughts, so little time and money...lol

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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-07-27 1:18 pm   Permalink

Erich that is fantastic! I really like the outrigger beams on the roof trusses.

Best of luck, and thanks for the pictures, keep them coming!

Chris
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2012-07-27 1:48 pm   Permalink

Wow! You've more than doubled the size. This ought to be fun to watch.

Congrats on the new project. It's really looking good so far!

Keep the pics coming when you can.

Cheers!!


 
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Bloody Good
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Joined: May 18, 2012
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2012-07-27 2:50 pm   Permalink

Awesomeness!! Can't wait to see pics of the new hut, the old one looked sweet!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-07-27 8:14 pm   Permalink

Sweet
Keep up da good work
Ya made me thirsty
Cheers


 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5797
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-07-27 9:51 pm   Permalink

Oooooh....how exciting. I love the decor style you have planned and that door is off the hook. Have fun...looking forward to more pictures as you progress.
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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2012-07-28 12:51 am   Permalink

Very cool!! Looking forward for updates.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2012-07-30 2:19 pm   Permalink

Holy moly that thing is HUGE! Can't wait to see how it develops.
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-08-15 2:45 pm   Permalink

Got the ship porch lights up and working.....This weekend the roof goes on...


Night shot...




 
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Derek Mitchell
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Joined: May 20, 2006
Posts: 74
From: La Mesa, SoCal
Posted: 2012-08-16 3:48 pm   Permalink

I take it you're up near Wildwood Canyon/Oak Glen area?

 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-08-16 4:10 pm   Permalink

real close to oak glen... trying to build a tropical place in the mountains with snow and bears.... lol

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2012-08-17 07:24 am   Permalink

That navy door is AWSOME!
Maybe you could use it inside as your booze cabinet door.
Great start.


 
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tikirancher
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
Posts: 118
From: Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2012-08-23 08:25 am   Permalink

AWesomeeee. love the steel door - keep on keeping on...if you need some ideas check out my hut blog...diy www.tikirancher.blogspot.com
cheers


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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 450
From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-10-12 4:15 pm   Permalink

slow going so far..working on interior walls and insulation. I got 1 of 3 porthole windows in and working. Didn't leak in the rain either!!!!
All the bamboo and tiki are still in the 100's of boxes waiting to be released...

Had a metal company make the outside portholes to exactly match the size and bolt pattern of the old ship portholes. I built a tunnel system between them.



I learned to if you take your torch and burn the zinc shiny nuts and bolts they will look gray, old and ugly real quick...which is exactly the look I wanted to match the porthole...


I know I know...hurry up with the tiki and bamboo....


 
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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-10-12 6:08 pm   Permalink

Quality takes time...looking good!!!


 
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