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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-08 11:03 pm   Permalink

finally getting around to starting a build thread for "Kiki's Tiki Village".
it's pretty much done structurally, now to get to decorating.
the idea was a split bar and lounge in 2 different styles. Mrs. muskrat prefers a more Polynesian pop sensibility while i'm more of a adventureland type. the build got under way in February and we had a soft open of the bar on may 31 for our daughters graduation party, we finished most of the little things, that got over looked for the tight timeline for the party, over the last few weeks as time permitted and now we need to focus on the task of decorating.
my friends seem to think it's done but we keep telling them it will never be done as there's always something new to do/make/hang...
well, here we go!


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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-07-08 11:16 pm   Permalink

Welcome to the fray...looking forward to seeing more pictures of your fun project.
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 3:51 pm   Permalink

so here's what we had to start with.



an uneven slab that pooled water, a poorly constructed cover made from pine 2x4's that was ready to come down and at 10x20 (half of which was at a different level as a step for the slider) wasn't much space.


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 5:05 pm   Permalink

so, what was the first thing we did...



yep, we got a hot tub.
i built a slab from pavers and built a privacy fence, added some tiki torches and plants and we we're off to a pretty good start.




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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 8:56 pm   Permalink

next up was leveling off the existing patio.
we we're on a tight budget so we did sand and pavers.




the view from the hot tub



 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 10:11 pm   Permalink

then came concrete.



and with concrete came Samoans.
Samoans who'd never heard of bocce, so i taught them.



they had more fun playing bocce than anyone i'd ever seen playing before.
i said life is good and one of them said "manuia lou olaga" which means it's a blessed life.
indeed it is.



 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 10:33 pm   Permalink

concrete finished




with the concrete done i started gathering furniture on craigslist.
scored some good deals.



Red the dog approves this purchase.





 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-09 11:58 pm   Permalink

now it's time to get down to business.
we decided to build a cover and put the bar on the new patio area next to the hot tub. i drew up plans, bought the wood and got out the router.
made some stencils, laid out the patterns and got to work.





















next up...FIRE!

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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2014-07-10 12:03 am   Permalink

Nice routing work. Good stuff indeed! Can't wait to see more.

 
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littlegiles
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Posted: 2014-07-10 06:37 am   Permalink

Really nice looking! Love the privacy fence around the hot tub and the routing work is amazing.

Can't wait to see more of your work.

- Dale


 
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Longboard
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Posted: 2014-07-10 07:54 am   Permalink

Nice work.

I've also got a bocce Ball court at my tiki bar.

Rum and Bocce just seem to go together.

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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-10 08:51 am   Permalink

thanks for the props!

longboard, what type of surface do you have on your court?
i've got the traditional crushed oyster shell and oyster flour which was great til the drought came along, now my court is pretty much unplayable.
i'm looking to redo the surface and so far decomposed granite with a thin layer of oyster flower is at the top of the list. the rubberized artificial surfacing which is used in all "officially sanctioned" courts is way out of my budget.


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 2014-07-10 09:38 am   Permalink

next up, torch time.



mmmm, crispy.



then comes the brushing.



purty.

i decided to burn the wood on the upright poles several times to really bring out the grain in an almost witco-esque style.


after doing 2 of the uprights with the small torch and looking at the huge amount of lumber i had to burn, i decided to break out the big gun.



after several days of burning and brushing i was ready to move on to sealing the wood.



"sorry ladies, he's taken" - mrs. muskrat.

(please wear a mask and safety glasses when brushing the wood)

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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2014-07-10 6:14 pm   Permalink

Nice work!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-07-10 6:33 pm   Permalink

I like it Muskrat. Nice deep router work. Longboard likes rum and bocci, I think I like the rum and hottub combo better
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