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A Frame
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Joined: Apr 16, 2009
Posts: 250
From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-06-10 5:55 pm   Permalink

...is also my first lamp. It was a lot of work but definitely a labor of love.

Been on TC since '08 and lamps have always caught my eye. I like 'em. Maybe not enough to ask Sven to do 'Little Book of Tiki Lamps', but... I've admired the creations of Monkeyman, Kahaka, Tikiskip, Bongofury and many others for a long, long time. Please know that you've all inspired me on this lamp.

It started when I saw this wicker and rattan object at a antique shop about a year ago and envisioned that it could possibly be used to make some type of Tiki lamp. My wife agreed and said "Yeah right." About $10.00 later, it was mine.



I was in Oceanic Arts a week or so later and saw this lamp from the Pago Pago in Tucson, AZ hanging from the rafters. Design ideas started to flow but laziness set in and basket thing just got moved around the garage a lot until around four weeks ago. As Kirby used to tell me "You just gotta do it." So I did.



With much help from my friend HB Tiki, here it is finished. HBT & I really enjoyed seeing it come together.



Tikiskip, you'd be happy to know that the lamp weighs under 4 lbs.



Mike Sr. was celebrating a June B-Day and that became to driving force to get this completed and although belated by a week, I was able to present it to Mike and the Tiki Ti last Saturday.



Then I celebrated with a good ol' Fog Cutter & a cigar!



Thanks for looking, Anders



 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-06-10 6:08 pm   Permalink

Spectacular job A-Frame (and HBT). Can't wait to get the Tiki-Ti and see is hanging. Mike SR. must have been stoked.

DC


 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
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Posted: 2013-06-10 6:29 pm   Permalink

Great job Anders!

Maybe you have found your calling


 
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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 285
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2013-06-10 6:47 pm   Permalink

Nice work...looks like Aframe gets an A+ !!!

 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1193
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-06-10 6:50 pm   Permalink

It looks good! Tiki Ti needed a lamp like that to hang for the many decades to come.
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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 802
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2013-06-10 7:15 pm   Permalink

Great lamp! Nice work.

 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1024
Posted: 2013-06-10 7:42 pm   Permalink

WOW! Anders, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

And I love the way you re-purposed a found object!

Can't wait to get over to Tiki Ti to check it out!


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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5514
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2013-06-10 7:54 pm   Permalink

Wow...great lamp and how awesome to donate it to the Tiki cause. NICE JOB!!!!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-06-10 8:39 pm   Permalink

Very Nice!

 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 810
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2013-06-10 9:03 pm   Permalink

Really neat lamp!! I donated one a while back, and I think Tikiskip did too. Looking forward to checking it out!
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1529
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2013-06-12 10:55 am   Permalink

That is beautiful!

 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6672
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2013-06-12 10:59 am   Permalink

That turned great. GROG like.

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 787
From: NJ
Posted: 2013-06-12 11:26 am   Permalink

Anders,

Your lamp came out great! It's beautiful. You were very generous to donate it to Tiki-Ti for others to enjoy. (I'd have wanted to keep it.)

I'd love to know more about the lamp's construction if you're so inclined. If I could ever find anything good made of wicker I'd like to attempt a lamp.
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2629
Posted: 2013-06-12 5:39 pm   Permalink

Wow!
That is a great job!!
I got tons of old wicker stuff that I wanted to make something with.
And I also have a light in the Tiki Ti as well.
Ha! Ha! Did kinda go nutz on the weight of my lamps, Think I'm done with that for now.
Awesome light really.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2013-06-12 6:08 pm   Permalink

Awesome lamp! I'd say that you are already a pro at making these!!

 
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