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Gibbo's Hale KuKu Bar
Gsc
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Joined: Feb 18, 2014
Posts: 14
From: Texas
Posted: 2014-03-18 02:52 am   Permalink

Wow, what a spectacular blend of EVERYTHING- supurb job. It inspires me in my future bar build. Thank you for all the pics...you did an amazing job!!!!

 
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Gibbo
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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 29
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2014-03-18 03:25 am   Permalink

Aloha All,

Thanks for checking the new photos out and all the responses have been really wonderful.

ATP and Lori, thank you so much

Hang 10, if you are in neighborhood let me know...it's a hell of a drive from Vegas for a Mai Tai though Jon.

Komohama, Bob thanks a heap old mate, your bar is fantastic, I really enjoyed the chance to check it out in person too! Really, I'm not a wood guy, love the stuff, can absolutely appreciate those who can make things with it but unless it goes together with 6 inch self drilling screws I have no clues. Thank goodness for those self drillers

Vamp, Marlene, thanks a bunch for the nice words, you are too kind.

BayIslander, Cheers and I'm really glad you like it, that bed may just have to stay in that case...might have to carve it up a little or find something more fitting to leave in there. It's great for the occasional visitor that's for sure.

TikiSpeer, you are so right, finding anything much in Perth is a real mission and I've been scrounging around for this stuff for years. Sometimes you just need to make things fit if it's not quite right. This stuff blends well for an overall effect at least so it's not too hard. We live in a tiki desert.

Longboard, Mahalo mate, if it was near as cool as yours bar I'd be very happy. Those ceilings were fairly straight forward after a little study here on TC, did them on my own so not too difficult. I had the look in my mind, I just had to figure out the steps involved to make it happen. The thanks go to those who have been there before me and posted pics.

TH IV, thanks mate, your comments were really appreciated. It has been a blast to built and fill and I'm very happy with the outcome. We spend a lot of time in there so it was well worth the effort.

GSC, just missed yours as I hit the button hence the edit but thanks for your nice words too, glad you found the pics helpful.

Cheers and mahalo for everything guys,

Gibbo

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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2359
From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-03-18 4:45 pm   Permalink

WOW, just WOW!

 
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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 274
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2014-03-19 05:46 am   Permalink

Sorry I missed this thread, very relaxed old school Tiki style. NICE!

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
Posts: 665
From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2014-03-20 09:52 am   Permalink

"old school" was exactly the words I was looking for. Looks like it has been there for decades...and that is a wonderful thing.

Great job!

- Dale
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Tiki-kitty
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Joined: Apr 30, 2012
Posts: 63
From: Cleveland, Oh
Posted: 2014-03-23 3:20 pm   Permalink

WOW! Your place looks fantastic! It would be nifty if you can find a way to keep a tiki-themed guest room

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3163
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-03-23 7:21 pm   Permalink

Love your place, love all the black velvet paintings and everything else, great job.

 
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IDoVoodoo
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Joined: Apr 13, 2014
Posts: 65
From: East Bay, California
Posted: 2014-04-15 2:44 pm   Permalink

Your spot is amazing! The details and goodies are perfect! Hopefully more pics are on the way!

 
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Gibbo
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Joined: May 02, 2007
Posts: 29
From: Far off Western Australia
Posted: 2014-11-09 03:25 am   Permalink

Aloha All, time for another update for the Hale KuKu. A couple changes, the guest bed has gone and the jukebox has shifted places, a few new items and a couple more drawers behind the bar to stash stuff, you can never have enough places like that now can you. Ok, from the front

A new Fijian war club came my way from a kind lady in Queensland so it went on the entrance, it's very well carved and sure is a treat to see.



Alright, lets venture inside and see what these changes are...


First thing is I needed someplace to hang the ukulele collection that has been steadily growing over the last couple of years. My darling bride Georgie suggested I hang them here on the bare wall so I can actually see them and they are easy to grab and practice, practice and practice with...I'm still no uke player (I'm musically challenged it seems) but I have fun.



I finally have some more velvet on the walls now too, first up first is a moody shot of a painting by the late Perc Miller that now sits proudly behind the bar.


Followed by a shot with the flash so you can see the painting detail a little better.


I picked up another velvet from the same seller on our east coast around a year ago, this one is also by Perc Miller. These took a good while to arrive here as they stowed away with some freight that was heading west. They are rather large.....First the moody pic.


Now again with the flash, this one hangs behind the lounge chairs on the tapa wall


Had another that is unsigned and arrived from different seller, again on our east coast, finally found an old frame and hung her up last week to fill in the blank space on the bamboo wall.


Also found a place for an old shelf I have had for many years, and yes, here's the lit up version of the velvet above it.


I found this neat little cupboard on a local verge collection, I dragged it home, pulled it apart and did some mods, it fits in real well and holds a heap of stuff.


Found a seller here in the west with some genuine New Guinea fish traps for sale so up they went. He said they were from the 1940's but even if they aren't they are pretty old, they look great and sure add the the overall effect in the room.


Oh yes, this is where i moved the jukebox too (where the guest bed was located), it gave the room a different look so I think I like it.


OK, I sure hope I haven't bored you all to sleep now, if so I'll turn the lights down nice and low and throw in a couple more "mood" shots for you all just so you get into relaxing a little more.





Mahalo Nui to all for checking in and thanks for all the encouragement over the years.


Cheers Guys, Gibbo



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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2014-11-09 08:25 am   Permalink

There is nothing boring here, you have a great sense for design. Love everything you have done. Post more pictures when you can.

 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 152
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2014-11-10 07:21 am   Permalink

Wow,

One of the better builds. Your place is dripping with Tiki goodness.

Very impressive, thanks for sharing.

-Longboard


 
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EnchantedTikiLounge
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Joined: Nov 10, 2014
Posts: 15
From: Conroe, TX
Posted: 2014-11-10 5:08 pm   Permalink

Love it!!!

I mean damn!!! I have nothing on yours, but I'd like some feed back on what you think of mine.

ATTENTION ALL KOOL KATS AND KITTENS!!! I'm new to the scene but jumped in as a full blown Tikiphile right off the bat!!! Built a 100% cedar, bamboo, palm leaf palapa with bar Walt Disney inspired main tiki poles hold it up, I got my tiki mug collection up on ooga-mooga, redid the whole backyard to a Tiki Lounge. I would like to invite you all to take a look at my Tiki Lounge. I need ideas, critiques, complements on what works and what doesn't and just kool conversation. I even made a page for my backyard
www.EnchantedTikiLounge.com


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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 426
From: western australia
Posted: 2014-11-11 9:14 pm   Permalink

Look'n damned fine there young Gibbo.

Congrats on the long awaited arrival of the velvets, way cool to see them framed and hung,
and looking right at home.

The uke collection certainly has grown since our last visit, the re-arrangement of the jukebox
sure flows nicely and the fish traps are fabulous, very nice score.

For those that haven't visited the Hale KuKu, opposite the ukuleles resides Gibbos' very
impressive Tiki mug and Tiki knick-knack (for want of a better term) collection.


A big ALOHA to your good self and your lovely wife and kids.








 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 426
From: western australia
Posted: 2014-11-11 9:32 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-11-10 17:08, EnchantedTikiLounge wrote:

..., but I'd like some feed back on what you think of mine.






Well Bri.... "half-arsed" and "not overly thought out" come to mind...

and the scant Tiki look a little cartoonish...

but that's just my two-bobs worth and I wouldn't want to derail Gibbos thread.



 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 602
Posted: 2014-11-11 9:41 pm   Permalink

Looking good, Gibbo! I really like the ukulele storage!


 
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