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Securing Outdoor Tiki Bars?
jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 234
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-05-14 06:35 am   Permalink

I'm curious how many of you with outdoor tiki bars secure them when not in use (both to prevent theft and weather damage)? Its not always obvious when looking at the bars here how they can be locked up. Please share what you do with any photos you have would be helpful as well. If you don't worry about security, feel free to mention that too.


 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-05-14 07:30 am   Permalink

Im in california, so by late Oct early Nov Ive gotta pack up the items I worry about getting ruined by the rain, as well as my dogs peeing on my tikis. as far as securing them, Ive got 3 big Boxers who sound vicious at the gate so no worries there

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 915
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-05-14 3:19 pm   Permalink

The base of my outdoor bar is made of cabinets. The center cabinet holds all my liquor so to keep uninvited guests out of it I have it padlocked. All my tiki treasures are in my hut which off season gets locked.

This year's project is to build a back bar. We're in the process of designing a enclosure for that part. Maybe shutters or something to keep everything displayed in that area safe & secure. I'm interested in hearing other's solutions!
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 88
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-05-14 3:59 pm   Permalink

Our bar is not stocked when not in use. I expect that anything left out there will be protected by the tikis stationed around the place - that's their job after all.


 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 234
From: Michigan
Posted: 2013-05-14 6:59 pm   Permalink

I'm also most concerned about a back bar area. I plan to have a small tv in the bar (sacrilege...I know) so that and whatever tiki treasures I have on the shelves and liquor would be left in the bar.

I've considered protecting just the back bar with cabinets, but it would be nice to be able to protect and store stuff in the bar area during the winter. So, to do that need to have something over the bar itself.

I've looked at rollup shutters..the commercial ones are about $1200. Menards sells a rollup garage door that can be ordered to size which would run about $350. Ideally I would like to have the ends of the bar open as well, so that would mean needing 3 (the smaller two I would need are $250 each). Which I guess if there aren't better options may be the way to go. Their tiki-ness when closed would not be good either.


I'm also looking at making a top hinged shutter than can be lifted up when the bar is open. I think this could be made to look more in line with the aesthetics of the bar. I would need to do something on the front sides of the bar if I want the ends open as well.


 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 144
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-05-16 09:53 am   Permalink

I don't secure mine, that's what insurance is for.

 
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