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Rebuilding the Pu'uhonua Bar
SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-04-18 07:57 am   Permalink

Really looking swank so far!

Love that day bed and the handpainted bar looks great as well.

Looking forward to more posts as you progress on the build


 
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-04-18 09:16 am   Permalink

Definitely cool! Kinda Tiki meets Martini. Love the colors, the hand-painted accents & those bamboo shutters. Please, keep us updated.

 
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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
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From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2013-04-18 09:39 am   Permalink

Beautiful!

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 80
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-18 3:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys and gals. I forgot to add one other photo of a pool bench I made recently out of an old windsurfer board bought for $15 at the local recycle centre. Total cost was about $40 and it looks and works a treat.





Thurston out.



 
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Thurston Howell IV
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-19 6:49 pm   Permalink

The bar side, front and top are finished. I added some bamboo trim to add a little exotica to the design. I think it works.

The top is made from a pack of floating floor boards and I scattered some themed stickers over the surface. Here's a pic of a couple - a Shag and Bubba's Burgers Kauai. Bubba's motto is "We relish your buns". And also "we cheat tourists, drunks and attorneys". Love it.







The next item on the list is to clean up the mess I've made so the bar can be fixed to its corner spot.

After that I need to finish the bar sign that will hang just behind and then get on to restoring a couple of cane bar stools. A shelf will sit high behind the bar to display some tiki mugs and whatever seems to fit the theme.





[ This Message was edited by: Thurston Howell IV 2013-04-19 18:51 ]


 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2013-04-19 7:14 pm   Permalink

I think the bar turned out great!

Dale


 
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Thurston Howell IV
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-19 11:51 pm   Permalink

After a little cleaning the Pu'uhonua bar is in it's new home.





Stools and sign are next.


 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-04-20 8:54 pm   Permalink

Yes, the bar did turn out nice. Not a fan of the Bubba burger...have had much better, but gotta try it once.
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Thurston Howell IV
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-21 12:10 am   Permalink

Thanks folks for the thumbs up. I keep wanting to tinker with the finish on the bar but after reading Big Kahuna's comment, "its tiki meets martini" I think I'll stay the hand and leave it minimal. Like they say less is moai.

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2013-04-21 11:33 am   Permalink

Killer.....

 
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jimbo020
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Joined: Jan 06, 2013
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From: Minnesota
Posted: 2013-04-21 3:48 pm   Permalink

Looking great. I love the colors and original artwork. Mary Ann would be impressed...

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-21 6:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-04-21 15:48, jimbo020 wrote:
Looking great. I love the colors and original artwork. Mary Ann would be impressed...



I was actually looking to impress Ginger. Hubba hubba but don't tell Mrs. Howell.


 
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Tikifrog
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 73
From: Long Beach,CA
Posted: 2013-04-21 10:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome Tiki modern!

 
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Tiki Tex
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Joined: Jul 02, 2012
Posts: 13
Posted: 2013-04-23 5:44 pm   Permalink

All I can say is SWEET!

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 80
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-04-26 12:19 am   Permalink

Hi folks - here's some more pics showing the bar sign, the restored stools and a large tiki head (hey why the long face). Shame about the photo quality. I'll try and get some better snaps but you'll get the idea.

The shields on either side of the sign are Fijian and the long tiki head is most probably Balinese, locally sourced.

First test run this evening. Free drinks for all Tiki Centralites! I'll save a seat at the bar for you.

THIV out.








 
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