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TV Television Surrounds
creepykbear
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From: AZ
Posted: 2013-02-16 07:23 am   Permalink

I know I've seen pictures of peoples TV surrounds, incorporating your flat screen a bit more into a tiki space. Of course I didn't save any of the pictures and can't find them now. Anyone want to show off what you've done to your media to make it more tikified?

 
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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-02-16 08:36 am   Permalink

Here you go ~ How to install an LCD TV in a Tiki Hut.


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creepykbear
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From: AZ
Posted: 2013-02-16 7:09 pm   Permalink

Thanks - I hadn't found that link.

We've got a BIG TV (tiki or not - it's our living room and we like to watch it). I thought I had seen some bamboo surrounds somewhere on here.


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2013-02-18 10:58 am   Permalink


Used a sheet of insulation as a frame which was carved to appear like wood. Black foam board as the backing.


Used that to make a frame for a piece of PNG tapa cloth to cover the TV.



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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-02-19 09:34 am   Permalink

Here's what I've already posted in my home bar thread:





It's a removable tiki head that goes over the TV. When I have folks over, I can just place the head on the TV and play a video. I found a Blue-Ray set on eBay that has fireplaces, aquariums, etc.

Things to consider if you do this: make the head as lightweight as possible. I used the box and packing styrofoam that the TV came with. And I added more foam to it. I also had to keep over-heating issues in mind.

Overall, I'm happy with it. I think I still want to tinker with reshaping the head a little. It just seems too "boxy".

Here's a bad photo of it with the fireplace video:




 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2013-02-19 10:48 am   Permalink

Here is my post on the South Pacific Room Thread.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35684&forum=20&start=135&149

The Television ... (Yes I know that TV's are taboo in tiki) was a sore thumb in the tiki room. Too shiny and new looking for all of its rustic earthtoned counterparts.
This is what it looked like before.



We decided it was time to give the TV a little tiki vibe of its own so we went to Home Depot and purchased some very thin Poplar. 1/4" thick to be exact.
I wanted the wood to look aged so I busted out the stain and craft paints and did my best to age it.

This is the end result.


The Musket Hole is to allow the Remote Signal to reach the receptor on the front of the TV.


Closeup.


This is what the TV area looks like now.




Thanks for looking.



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Dagg
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-02-19 11:54 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-16 08:36, Bora Boris wrote:
Here you go ~ How to install an LCD TV in a Tiki Hut.




that vintage suitcase is cool! All of these ideas are great, thanks for sharing!
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2013-02-20 3:48 pm   Permalink

Thats really a coincidence Slacks....

We have both put the same albums near our TV's and on the same sides as well...

Fire Goddess and Elvis/Blue Hawaii.





 
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Slacks Ferret
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From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-02-21 08:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-20 15:48, Monkeyman wrote:
Thats really a coincidence Slacks....

We have both put the same albums near our TV's and on the same sides as well...

Fire Goddess and Elvis/Blue Hawaii.







Ha! Cool. AND... both in your Maori styled frame.


 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-03-26 08:30 am   Permalink

I just did this to a computer monitor in my lounge.




A ten dollar wall mount and a piece of bamboo from a dollar store and now it fits in a bit better.
Just add the right image or screen saver and I now have a "window" in the bar. I just havnt found a good beach sunset screensaver yet.
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