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alex.peake84
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Joined: Sep 27, 2012
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Posted: 2012-09-29 01:33 am   Permalink

Hello all. After much browsing and indecision I finally decided to plumb for a tiki bar. After rather meticulous study of quite a few posts on here work has commenced!
I have lauhala to wrap the walls, nippa thatch for over the bar, and cogan grass for the ceiling.
Plus half a rainforests worth of bamboo to box everything in!
Hope you like the pics, any advice would be much appreciated. Cheers Alex.





















 
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alex.peake84
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Posted: 2012-09-29 01:45 am   Permalink

Tiki Artifacts currently going in the room.

This is the material for the booth seating























 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
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From: western australia
Posted: 2012-09-29 04:37 am   Permalink

Cool! Those stone walls look great and will be even better
as things progress.

It's in your blood now isn't it Alex? There is no turning
back now mate.



 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-09-29 6:46 pm   Permalink

Welcome to Tiki Central...looks like you are having fun building your lounge. Keep those pictures coming.
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2012-09-29 7:06 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the fun photos. Wendy

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-09-29 7:53 pm   Permalink

Your keeping the rock walls, right!

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-09-29 8:30 pm   Permalink

I vote for keeping at least some of the rock walls too. Are you in Australia?

 
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alex.peake84
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Posted: 2012-09-30 02:39 am   Permalink

We're in Wales, UK. The stone walls are all staying, after 8 days of raking old lime mortar and repointing i couldn't cover them. Nice to retain some period features as well. The house was built in 1801 and was originally a row of 6 miners cottages, looking back through the census to 1881 there were 53 people living here!
I wonder what they'd make of tiki style lol.


 
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alex.peake84
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Posted: 2012-09-30 03:04 am   Permalink

Bar clad in 6mm ply ready to attach the lauhala.



Tiki tank, water has to cycle for 3 weeks until the planted landscape goes in. Fish to follow a week after. Looks very uninteresting but once established should fit in perfectly against all the bamboo and lauhala.



Window being blocked up this week, recess made for tank to sit in.



Tank will be in the eyeline of seating at the bar and on the booth bench for maximum visual







 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
Posted: 2012-09-30 05:13 am   Permalink

Very exciting start, Alex! Lovin' the rock walls!



 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2012-09-30 06:28 am   Permalink

Great project and very interesting history of your place. I love the old stone walls and the fact that you are keeping them is wonderful. I can't wait to see how it progresses. The fishtank will be a great attraction.

- Dale


 
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Tabu
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
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From: Port Hope, Ont.
Posted: 2012-09-30 08:20 am   Permalink

Those walls have so much character. Nice restoration on them. I live in a very old home as well and can appreciate the challenges. Can't wait to see the finished lounge. It will have a lot of atmosphere.
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tiki eye
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Joined: Sep 26, 2012
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2012-09-30 09:35 am   Permalink

Interesting post indeed, looks like a great job & comfortable, You all will have a great time

 
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alex.peake84
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Posted: 2012-09-30 10:42 am   Permalink

First half of the lauhala on. Needs steaming and addtional staples but not too bad.
Cogan grass was more of an effort but still not too bad, half the ceiling done!
Once the bamboo arrives it will go over the baton holding up the grass.







 
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forgotten tikiman
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-09-30 10:44 am   Permalink

Awesome!!! Cool to see Tiki stuff happening in the UK, Europe. Always thought it would be a little challenge to find Tiki stuff there. But its happening. Great to see
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