||My Tiki Ti Lamp...
Joined: Apr 16, 2009
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
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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.
Joined: Mar 11, 2011
|Posted: 2013-06-10 6:29 pm  Permalink|
Great job Anders!
Maybe you have found your calling
Joined: Jul 10, 2008
From: Garden Grove CA
|Posted: 2013-06-10 6:47 pm  Permalink|
Nice work...looks like Aframe gets an A+ !!!
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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.
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
From: West Hills, CA
|Posted: 2013-06-10 7:15 pm  Permalink|
Great lamp! Nice work.
Joined: Apr 12, 2008
|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!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun 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!!!!
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2013-06-10 8:39 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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!
Custom Tapa Swag Lamps and Sconces Built By Kahaka
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Oct 15, 2002
From: Ventura County
|Posted: 2013-06-12 10:55 am  Permalink|
That is beautiful!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jun 21, 2006
|Posted: 2013-06-12 10:59 am  Permalink|
That turned great. GROG like.
Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: 2013-06-12 11:26 am  Permalink|
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.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2013-06-12 5:39 pm  Permalink|
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.
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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!!