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The Tahonga Room
GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6665
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-06 12:30 pm   Permalink

Krby think GROG should call it The Tahonga Hut, but it's just a room, so GROG call it the Tahonga Room. (It's in Tujunga, that where name come from.)

It was originally the Pool room because it has the pool table in there, but then GROG Tikified it for a luau GROG had. It was only supposed to be up for the party, then all the Tiki crap was going to come down, but everybody that came to GROG' luau said GROG had to leave it up. So GROG looked online to find more Tiki crap to Tikify it even more and GROG come upon Tiki Central. GROG heard about Bamboo Ben on Tiki Central and so GROG go down to Huntington Beach to buy Tiki crap from Ben for GROG' room. GROG met Bamboo Ben, and eventually Ben convince GROG to join Tiki Central and GROG life went to hell from there.

The Tahonga Room was only supposed to be temporary, so everything is held together by Hot Glue and staples.

Entrance to the Tahonga Room from the kitchen. Three steps down into the Tahonga Room.
GROG does ceramic glazing in the kitchen. That's why there's all the ceramic crap in the photo.


View from the steps just to the left of the bar.


Closer view.





There's a wet bar in the corner, it's behind the fabric. It's storage for luau party supplies and
also more Tiki art GROG hasn't framed yet that needs to go up on the walls. (Including a Doug Horne
original colored pencil)The rest of the art will have to be rearranged to add the new art.
The record player sits there also, but it's in the garage where GROG cleans ceramic greenware.


View looking towards the Kitchen. Kiegs Tiki carving on the left. The best piece Kieg's has done and one of GROG' favorite possesions.
(Yes, that a plastic party city Tiki on the right side of the bar, and fake plastic Tikis on the front. The ones on the front have been drybrushed to look more real).
It was all supposed to be temporary, so initially GROG did everything as cheap as possible. The ceiling remained a white popcorn ceiling for several years.




Some detail shots.






Closer shot of Kieg's awesome Tiki.





Dart board by Bamboo Ben. The tapa print is from the Kontiki in AZ Ben salvaged when he did the refurbish.
A little remnant from Eli.


One of my fellow Simpsons artists drew a homer inside, so I left it.


A collection of smaller Tikis, candles and pendants. Pendant holder by Kirby.


Paddle by Tikimecula on left and Kiegs on right of pool cues.


Some great mugs in a Bamboo Ben shelf.


Some more great mugs in a neat Tiki Diablo outrigger shelf.


View behind the bar.


More fun mugs in a shelf from Cammo.


More mugs. GROG told GROGself GROG wasn't going to become a mug collector
when GROG first built the damned Tiki bar.


Dusty Tiki bar top. Black velvet purchased from Gecko at one of the Tiki Oasises.


Shower curtain with Hawaiian sunset to cover sliding glass door.


Frame by Bamboo Ben for S.S. Lurline dinner menu.


It's 2-sided so it flips over to show the inside of the menu.
Yes, both of those Tikis are Party City plastic Tikis painted black and dry brushed.


Some suffering bastards taking up residency on the bar top.


A wall of artwork.


CDs in the milk crate on the left and several stacks of old records.


Tiki Diablo Tiki on left. Buzzy Tiki in middle. Filipino carved Tiki from Bensons on the right.


Tiki by Alohastation in Florida.


The incredible detail by the man, the myth, the legend Tikimecula.


Hirschfeld print with Tikis from Tiki Kate's estate. The Atomikitty black velvet
was a gift from Bongofury.





Tikis and canoe by Lake Surfer and photo of Wahine with Crazy Al tiki from Al.





The first Luau at the Tahonga Room and the first Drink Goddess Shannon serving drinks.


Suzy (Atomikitty) was the Drink Goddess serving drinks at the last Luau.


GROG have Luau at Tahonga Room 7 years in a row.
Here invitations GROG make for Luaus:
(GROG change address and phone number and blur out directions so none of GROG' stalkers know how to find GROG' cave.)
























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GROG miss Tiki-Kate




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Trader Tom
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 802
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-02-06 1:44 pm   Permalink

Grog is wizard with hot glue and staples.

The bar is beautiful!







 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-02-06 1:50 pm   Permalink

I love your posts.

Nice bar. And story. And tiki.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5469
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 2:00 pm   Permalink

Hey that does not look like a cave to me!
Has Grog been pulling the wool over our eyes all this time?


 
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chrisandsarahb
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Joined: Aug 22, 2009
Posts: 545
From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-02-06 2:43 pm   Permalink

Grog just took interior shot, here is the exterior



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posts: 5469
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-06 2:54 pm   Permalink

OK I see it now....

 
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komohana
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Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 402
From: western australia
Posted: 2013-02-06 5:12 pm   Permalink

tiki crap gooood



 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3039
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2013-02-06 5:57 pm   Permalink

WooHoo!!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7417
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2013-02-06 6:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:


GROG heard about Bamboo Ben on Tiki Central and so GROG go down to Huntington Beach to buy Tiki crap from Ben for GROG' room. GROG met Bamboo Ben, and eventually Ben convince GROG to join Tiki Central and GROG life went to hell from there.




GROG forgot part where GROG spent 4 hours in Bamboo Ben Store and Bamboo Ben thought GROG was crazy person so Bamboo Ben
( holding knife and hammer behind bar/desk) ask GROG Who the F#!k are you?!? Then GROG draw picture of "Tiki Homer" and evrything OK from there. Not Bamboo Ben fault GROG had likin' to tiki. Bamboo Ben remember GROG first Oasis. GROG got writers cramp! Sorry GROG. Bamboo Ben say's.. " that GROG! He draws "Tiki Homer! Bamboo Ben make GROG busy caveman! "xoxoxo!

p.s. Grog rOOm gOOd!!! gOOd GROG!!
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6665
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-06 7:05 pm   Permalink

Thanks for elaborating Ben. GROG just tried to keep post short without going into too much detail, but yep, that's pretty much the way it happened and downfall of GROG into Tiki oblivion.

The rest of you are crazy. Chrisandsarahb you must have gotten that off of street view on Google maps.



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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 449
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-06 10:39 pm   Permalink

Forgotten Tikiman think GROG Tiki room is cool. That is funny and great Ben. Made me laugh
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6665
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-07 02:30 am   Permalink

Thanks.

GROG need to have another party. The Tahonga Room is the least used room in the house.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5469
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-07 02:49 am   Permalink

You have plenty Hula Hoops......

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6665
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-02-07 03:30 am   Permalink

For hula hoop contest.

 
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Will carve
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Joined: Apr 06, 2011
Posts: 500
From: Ft. Lauderdale Fl.
Posted: 2013-02-07 04:38 am   Permalink

Amazing what ya can do with one cave &
2 apposing thumbs.
I don't see your "Klub" rack.
I'm sure they're proudly displayed.
I know they're surly used.
I've healed well.


 
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