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My new Hut..the beginning....
ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-03-25 01:02 am   Permalink

I added another carved piece to the disney area....

a carved piece to cover the lauhala matting seam and shelves for all the disney mugs and statues will be next....









 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-25 06:08 am   Permalink

Your attention to details just makes the whole thing awesome! Love what you did with the drummers and the "middle guy" and the new carved piece is really cool.

I love the fact that visitors in your realm can sit there and always find something new to look at.

- Dale


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-03-25 9:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone...

The other day I was thinking about how crazy it was going to look when I decorate it with the hundreds of mugs, ashtrays, coco joes, masks, statues, menus and the tiki room disney stuff.....

Over 100 boxes sit in the garage filled with mostly vintage pieces from 20 years of collecting, just waiting for the construction to be done....

Plus several more nautical lamps....hundreds of abalone shells and conch shells....

I don't even remember everything I have...lol


 
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MissClaireTiki
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-03-26 9:55 pm   Permalink

The middle drummer you made is amazing!. Can't wait to see what you'll do next.
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-04-08 12:31 pm   Permalink

not in decorating mode yet, still need a few more shelves, new door and floor....but I made a frame for my disney tiki poster.
I had never made a frame before, and wanted to get a practice one in before a special project...it came out okay, I learned a lot... I kept the design simple not to over power an already busy picture...It will look cool enough in the disney area surrounded by all the tiki room and trader sams mugs...eventually... meanwhile it can be kept company by the rip-off tascano, tiki room statues from big lots from years ago....





 
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Tiki Tex
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Posted: 2014-04-16 05:32 am   Permalink

Did I hear that right? Over 100 boxes?? WOW. My wife and I just moved into a new house (with an attached "man cave" that is being re-made into a tiki bar) and I thought I was bad with around 30 boxes of stuff!

Your work is incredible, mahalo for sharing.


 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-04-16 11:11 am   Permalink

wow!!! I used photos of your original bar when I decided I wanted an outdoor bar! so loved the look of it!!! I too have way too many boxes of stuff, luckily Ive got about 20 large wood crates, which work well for decorating as well are filled with items to go into the new bar space, I don't think I have 100 boxes, but I do have a 3 car garage space filled to the top with stuff for the new yard and bar space!

keep up the good work and more photos please!!!!!

paul


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-06-30 3:58 pm   Permalink

Okay, time to catch up on this thread..

Me and dad took out the temporary double doors, put in a steel pre-fab single door. Then we put in new walls, insulation and sealant to fill in the space.
(actually dad did most of it because I got something big in my eye and spent most of the day complaining like a little girl)...

Old doors...


new door....


I made a box to cover the ceiling fan and covered the globe in burlap (until I can do something better eventually)


I also made a shade for the closet light....


I did some nautical stuff the the outside of the closet, including adding a pic of the ship the light came off of,



Then came 2 projects having nothing to do with the hut....

The first, Von Franco asked me to build and carve him a frame for the big painting at his Palm Springs art show... 3ft x 4ft by 1 1/2 inches thick... I had 3 or 4 days to pull it off...


At the gallery


Me and Franco


Then I did a fathers day present for Dad. My first non-tiki, polynesian piece. I did a small replica sign of the campground site he has been going to for over 50 years.


Then back to the hut....

I started carving the door trim for the inside... I got a little carried away... Only one side is done so far. approx 20in x 8ft.. Maori spirit house inspired...










Next will be fire, stain, and I'm going to add a clam shell into the board where his hands go...

This will give you the idea of how it will look..


So brings it up to date.... I still have to carve another board to match the other side of the door, put in carpet, and more shelves....I'm already 6 months behind schedule, whats another few months....

Erich


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-06-30 4:17 pm   Permalink

NICE!!!

 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2014-06-30 11:22 pm   Permalink

That Moari panel is incredible!


 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-07-01 9:41 pm   Permalink

Love the panel. Great work everywhere so far.

 
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ErichTroudt
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2014-07-02 12:42 am   Permalink

Thanks to the 3 of you for the kind words...

We fit the panel next to the door today and cut the hole for the shell... came up with the best idea on the final install.
I'll be burning, staining, installing the shell and permanently putting up the panel in the next week or so...

Erich


 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-07-02 06:42 am   Permalink

Can't wait to see that panel complete. Insane work on that door. Stunning already. The burn and stain will send it over the top.

- Dale


 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: 4 days ago; 3:52 pm   Permalink

So I cleaned the hut out completely...



then I had the carpet installed




Then I made up some Baseboards



Then I built a small corner table to hold the Tiki Room Big Figure





Lots of Lauhala Braid to cover all the screw heads in the bamboo



Ordered the material to cover my 5 band pretzel bamboo chairs


Then working on 2 tone staining the door trim


Temporarily hung


So that catches it up... Hopefully this weekend I'll get the door trim permanently hung and the shell mounted in them.
Next will be creating the Top of the door trim, a disguised entertainment center for dvd and cable box, lots more screw heads to cover, change the outlets near the corner table to brown, and a 2 ft tall Ngendei carved for the front of the tiki room table, looking as if he's supporting it up with his feet.



 
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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: SoCal
Posted: Today; 3:29 pm   Permalink

The glue held.... I'm really happy the way this came out





 
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