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The Driftwood Saloon / Tiki Bar built from old deck wood

Joined: May 05, 2014
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Posted: 2014-05-05 7:29 pm   Permalink

If you have a bunch of old wood laying around from a project, here is an alternate idea to throwing it all away.
This is my retro tiki style bar. I had just finished building a new deck and had a pile of old deck wood sitting in the yard. I decided to build a retro saloon/tiki bar out of it one day. I had absolutely no plans or ideas of what it would look like or how to build it. My goal was not to buy any wood for the project. Overall, i bought three pieces - the bar top and the sheets for the roof. Overall cost including screws and bolts was $202.

Here are some pictures of the build and the final project. It even got its own Facebook page -

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From: Ft Misery, Fl
Posted: 2014-05-05 7:33 pm   Permalink

I love it. Thanks for posting this.


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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-05-05 7:39 pm   Permalink

wow!!! totally cool!!! I need to find some one who needs a new deck!!! love your bar!!

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Posted: 2014-05-06 04:57 am   Permalink


On 2014-05-05 19:29, driftwood2013 wrote:
Looks like your kid is going to be a building inspector.
Nice job!


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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-05-06 06:13 am   Permalink

Just be careful when you belly up to the bar in your favorite aloha shirt
May we all get to have a chance to ride the fast one
Walk away wiser when we crashed one
Keep hoping that the best one is the last one

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Joined: May 02, 2014
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Posted: 2014-05-06 07:22 am   Permalink

Really great work. I wish my parents had a bar in their backyard instead of just a swingset growing up

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Posted: 2014-05-06 2:17 pm   Permalink

Great job!

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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-05-06 5:18 pm   Permalink

Does the banjo-playing skeleton take requests? Freebird!

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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-05-06 9:30 pm   Permalink

Nice re-purposing of the wood. Snag some Tikis to share the space...your drinks will even taste better. Keep on building!!!
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"

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From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-05-07 10:56 am   Permalink

Wait... I can turn my deck into a tiki bar?!? Where's my sledgehammer?!? Nice job, sir!

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