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The Straw Hut
Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 485
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 2:29 pm   Permalink

Aloha Tiki peeps-

I've been working on my home bar for the past year or so, and I'm finally getting around to posting some pics. I was lucky enough to have Mitch Tobias, professional photographer and guitarist from APE, shoot my bar about a month ago. His great photos are really what's pushing me to create this post. If you haven't heard, Mitch has been photographing folks in their home bars for a possible forthcoming coffee-table book. How cool would that be!

Thanks for looking, and please feel free to ask me any questions.

























-Trad'r Bill


 
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SandraDee
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Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2013-07-24 2:45 pm   Permalink

Your bar is so great my friend and his photos really are "wow"! I can almost taste the mai tais!

Great stuff!!


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1401
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-07-24 2:47 pm   Permalink

What a great looking place, the photographs are beautiful!
I really like the nook with the distressed wood, Chinese tiles and story board. The giraffe print carpet is cool too.
The stoic looking chihuahua guarding his beverage should be turned into a painting.

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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-07-24 2:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-24 14:47, tikilongbeach wrote:
The giraffe print carpet is cool too.




That's not carpet...he taped off and painted the floor


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6300
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-24 3:04 pm   Permalink

Very nice job, place has a great flow to it!

 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 152
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 3:20 pm   Permalink

Bad ass, wish we could see some "in process photo's"

Hit it out of the park my friend!

-Longboard


 
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Woodtiki
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Joined: May 20, 2013
Posts: 94
From: Oakland,CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 4:32 pm   Permalink

Wow, that place is amazing! Looks pretty big.

 
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Thurston Howell IV
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Joined: Apr 08, 2013
Posts: 91
From: Hervey Bay Australia
Posted: 2013-07-24 4:58 pm   Permalink

By the great God Ku that's one great looking space. The furniture, the lamp, the dog, the shirt, the hat - far too cool for your own good my friend. Well done.

 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 485
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 5:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the props, friends! I have to give a shout out to Sandra Dee and later Mai Tai for hooking me up with Mitch... that guy is amazing! I can't wait to see all the other home bars he's photographing.

 
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TikiVato
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Joined: Mar 03, 2009
Posts: 402
From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 6:53 pm   Permalink

WHen I clicked on Staw Hut, I certainly didn't expect to see this masterpiece. I had to look at the pictures several times and every time I saw something fantastic. I will have to continue to review the pictures to see what else I see. Would love to see some in progress pictures as well. Did you do all the work yourself? Very nice job indeed.
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1225
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-07-24 7:06 pm   Permalink

Looks really cool! I like the turn tables.

 
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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 485
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 9:10 pm   Permalink

Thanks TikiVato - my last name is "Straw" hence the name of the bar... but I do like it for the sleeper factor of the generic-sounding "Straw Hut"

lunavideogames - yep, turntables are always fun to have around... even though I don't utilize them as much as I used to, I figure it's easier to get guest DJs for parties if you have a setup in-house. These are the classic Technics 1200 model


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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2599
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2013-07-24 9:27 pm   Permalink

Nice work Trad'r Bill, I'll be happy to put The Straw Hut on to my top ten home bars list once I visit it.

Can we see a shot of the photo wall? I've seen glimpses but not the whole thing.


 
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hottiki
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Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 301
From: Garden Grove CA
Posted: 2013-07-24 10:09 pm   Permalink

Yes it sure looks like all the boxes are checked, and I concur that the Mai Tais just got to taste better in there !!!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11267
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-07-24 10:10 pm   Permalink

A class act!

 
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