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muskrat
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Posted: 13 days ago; 9:04 pm   Permalink

next up was sealing all the wood.







4 coats of gloss polyurethane then it was time to get building.


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 12 days ago; 10:39 pm   Permalink

with all the wood carved, burned and sealed, it was time to start building.
i got the uprights up then my buddy rob showed up to help me get the 16' 4x8 up in the air.
once that was done the stringers started going up and pretty soon we had the makings of a cover.











with the basic frame in place it was time to build the corner supports and the gutter.


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 12 days ago; 11:18 pm   Permalink

next up was building the gutters. i wanted bamboo gutters but the cost was prohibitive and they would need to be replaced more often than i'd like so i made some from 5" half round sheet metal gutters. i used epoxy to make nodes and used a paint process i came up with to make them look the business.





i did a step by step tutorial on how to make these. you can see it here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=47292&forum=18&23





[ This Message was edited by: muskrat 2014-07-12 09:32 ]


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muskrat
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Posted: 11 days ago; 09:30 am   Permalink

now it was time to install the gutters.





all it needs now is a rain chain.

now to put a roof on it.


 
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muskrat
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Posted: 11 days ago; 09:34 am   Permalink

next up was wrapping the hardware with manila rope to make it look like it had been lashed.
i wrapped the ends of the rope with electrical tape then used finish nails to attach lengths that went over the top and down the other side.



once that was done i wrapped around the uprights.



with the massive hardware i used to attach the 4x4's to the 4x8's, corner braces weren't necessary but i had an idea and i think it panned out.



ok, now we can put a roof on it.


 
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SufferinSimon
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Joined: Jun 15, 2003
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From: The Enchanted Isle of Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 11 days ago; 11:15 am   Permalink

I love the whole project so far, but the "bamboo" gutters look amazing!

Thanks for documenting the process and keep the pics coming.



 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 11 days ago; 4:49 pm   Permalink

AWESOME construction...just love it!!!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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Posted: 11 days ago; 8:29 pm   Permalink

Really coming together nicely!

 
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MissClaireTiki
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Joined: Mar 11, 2014
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From: San Diego
Posted: 10 days ago; 1:21 pm   Permalink

The progress you've made is very impressive. Thank you for posting before and after pictures of the beam designs, i'm motivated to try making my own.


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Greg_D_R
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Joined: Apr 22, 2011
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Posted: 9 days ago; 09:23 am   Permalink

Excellent design and fab skills on display here. I feel the need... the need to steal!

 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 9 days ago; 1:28 pm   Permalink

Looks GREAT!

Thanks for sharing your efforts.


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 9 days ago; 2:25 pm   Permalink

This is pretty rad!!!! Like those routing skills. Those war club supports are a great idea. I'm digging your style. Can't wait to see the finished product.

 
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muskrat
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Joined: Apr 24, 2012
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Posted: 8 days ago; 12:07 am   Permalink

thanks to all for the kudos.
feel free to steal whatever you see, that's why i'm posting it.

before i move on to the roof i thought i'd share the story of how we came up with the name, as this is about the time during the build we solidified it.

we had been tossing around a few names but only one of them was sticking.
as a young boy, if there was a special occasion the family spent it at Albert's Tiki Village in sacramento.



it was my favorite place and introduced me to exotic drinks in fancy mugs (shirley temple with an umbrella).
i wanted the name to be an homage to my favorite tiki bar and as my mom calls me kiki (something i hated and tried to hide most of my life) this seemed like the right name. mrs. muskrat wasn't convinced but then wendy "danlovestikis" cevola introduced the sacramento crawl mug for 2014 and it was sealed.













we contacted wendy and told her about our bar and asked if we could commission her to make one mug with our name and script instead of albert's.

we went to meet wendy and dan and got the grand tour of their collection (it is most impressive) and bought a coral reef mug while we were there. wendy agreed and here's the beginnings of our very own mug.













wendy's work amazes me and it was her mug that solidified the name choice for our bar.

thanks wendy.

tomorrow...the roof.



 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 8 days ago; 10:50 am   Permalink

Awesome build. Looking forward to more!

Please share your bamboo painting for your eves trough...looks great!



 
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muskrat
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Joined: Apr 24, 2012
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Posted: 8 days ago; 9:49 pm   Permalink

thanks jimsflies.
ask and ye shall receive:

i did a step by step tutorial on how to make the faux bamboo gutters. you can see it here
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=47292&forum=18&23


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