||The Straw Hut
|nui 'umi 'umi|
Joined: Feb 21, 2011
From: La Mirada Atoll
|Posted: 2013-07-24 11:17 pm  Permalink|
Very, very nice. Gotta be one of the best I've seen and I be the old kine tikiphile.
David, La Mirada, Ca.
Joined: Jun 28, 2008
From: Menifee, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-24 11:18 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Oct 02, 2003
|Posted: 2013-07-25 08:54 am  Permalink|
Very nice! Thanks for sharing those photos with us. You have a beautiful place.
Joined: Oct 14, 2008
From: Hercules, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-25 10:37 am  Permalink|
Hey Boris - you are welcome to come check it out any time you please! Lmk next time you're in the Bay Area. Your top-10 ranking carries weight!
...and thanks hottiki, bigbro, n'u'u, Tiki Shaker, and Slacks - I appreciate the comments.
I'm organizing a series of progress shots, but in the meantime here are a few corners of the room that weren't captured in the previous photos. *Definitely* not as clean as Mitch's photos, but you can get the idea at least.
Photo wall - Boris, I think you've seen this one before... I've added a few more pics since this was taken, but this is pretty much it.
Gathering these photos was a Tiki Central-wide effort. Contributors were: Tiki Skip, Tattoo, Bigbrotiki, Bamboo Ben, Swanky, Bifcozz, Abstractiki, and I'm probably forgetting a couple people. Thanks everyone!
Porthole looking out onto the small patio:
Thanks for looking,
Joined: Apr 30, 2012
From: Cleveland, Oh
|Posted: 2013-07-25 11:28 am  Permalink|
Fantastic! Great looking place!!
Joined: Apr 11, 2007
|Posted: 2013-07-25 6:12 pm  Permalink|
Killer! Love the wall of photos & the lamp made with the green tiles is 'Da Bomb!
Joined: Aug 20, 2007
|Posted: 2013-07-25 6:27 pm  Permalink|
Very impressive! You've got taste!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2013-07-25 9:18 pm  Permalink|
Holy kriminee...your place if off the hook. Those professional pictures I am sure do it justice. Who knew such decor adventure existed in Hercules!!! Love it.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: 2013-07-25 9:36 pm  Permalink|
Wonderful play land for tiki enthusiasts. I'd love to hang out there. Wendy
Joined: Mar 25, 2005
From: Boogie Wonderland
|Posted: 2013-07-25 10:01 pm  Permalink|
Wait a second!! You have steps leading down into the Straw Hut? - Ridiculous!
You have a Porthole looking out onto the small patio? - Completely Ridiculous!
Those 2 things are incredibly awesome and nicely done!
I'm gonna have to come up with a cool photo worthy of your wall and send it to you. Gimme until New Years!*
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Corona, Ca
|Posted: 2013-07-25 10:07 pm  Permalink|
I'm coming up with Boris!
The Straw Hut has that classic Poly Pop vibe. I must see it in person someday. Well done!
Bartender, make mine a glass of WATAHHH!!!!!
Joined: Mar 03, 2003
From: San Jose, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-26 07:57 am  Permalink|
Excellent attention to detail, the way it should be done! 100% classic style all the way. You earn an A+.
Custom Tapa Swag Lamps and Sconces Built By Kahaka
Joined: Aug 05, 2011
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
|Posted: 2013-07-26 08:12 am  Permalink|
On 2013-07-24 14:49, SandraDee wrote:
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
No worries about spills then! I'm even more impressed. It's a great looking place. It looks very relaxing.
Joined: Oct 14, 2008
From: Hercules, CA
|Posted: 2013-07-26 09:11 am  Permalink|
Thanks Tki-kitty, Big Kahuna, Bongo Bungalow, VimpiressRN, Wendy, Boris, Poly-Pop, Kahaka and TLB - phew! The compliments are great... I spent a lot of time building this space, so it's really nice to get some positive feedback.
My overall goal for the room was to recreate the feel of a 1950s - 1960s tiki bar. I got a lot of inspiration from old photos, and from the old surviving spots up here, like Minnie's and the Tonga Room.
[ This Message was edited by: Trad'r Bill 2013-07-26 09:22 ]
Joined: Feb 02, 2012
|Posted: 2013-07-26 10:30 am  Permalink|
This is your HOME bar!?!?! OMG!! It’s gorgeous! I love everything about . The kitch, the MCM, everything. To say that I am blown away is an understatement. Just...WOW!!