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Kon Tiki - Scotland
NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:34 pm   Permalink

Hello, just discovered this place and enjoying looking at all the cool bars.

Thought I would share some of my project here on the other side of the Atlantic in Scotland, UK. It's not finished yet, but I'll catch you up to speed with previous posts I've put up on another forum.

The bar is being build in some woodland in my garden.

First had to clear to site and fell a couple of dead trees that might have fallen on the bar.

Then the next step is to build a big deck for it all to sit on. 3m x 6m.

I had put a couple of posts up and the end joist before today, just dragged up the long joists ready to go on...


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This is where I got to just now, the perimeter frame is up, need to add loads more posts to firm it all up then I can start hanging the joists.


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You can see from further down the garden that it will be fairly unobtrusive, especially in the summer.


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I am reusing an old shed on the deck to act as the bar at one end. The entire side will be hinged so that the whole thing opens up. A tough job will be getting power out to the shed as it is a good 30m from the house and will need a long trench digging.


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:35 pm   Permalink

Just done a quick sketch up of what it will be like. It will be a nautical bar for pirate rum!


Tiki Bar Door Closed by NickGrant.co.uk, on Flickr


Tiki Bar Door Open by NickGrant.co.uk, on Flickr


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:35 pm   Permalink

A bit of progress today, joist hangers in and more posts. Ran out of postcrete though. Had the sparks out today too, it will be a 70m cable run up to the bar. No wonder it's taking me so long to carry all the wood up.


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:36 pm   Permalink

More progress on the Kon Tiki today! Making noggins is tedious. It's nice and solid though. It's slow progress as every bit of wood has to be carried up about 60m from the garage.


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:36 pm   Permalink

Today the first job I haven't done myself, Electrician round to lay the cable up the garden for electricary. Trench dug with a mini digger so we took the opportunity to remove some tree stumps and level part of the garden for a slide/swing combo for the boy for his birthday.


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Finished, needs seeding to cover up the work. There will be some landscaping required once the work is all done.


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:37 pm   Permalink

A bit more progress on the bar.

This is the shed that is getting "upcycled" to become the bar. It was built on the ground so the bottom bit is rotten. I'm building a frame on the deck and the walls will be fixed to that, then the bottom of the walls rebuilt.


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This is the progress on the deck, with the frame for the shed built...


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:38 pm   Permalink

Bit behind updating this. The guys from my car club - The Phantoms - came round to help me lift the shed up on to the frame. That was on 24rd March. It took 10 of us to carry the roof up the garden, there must be a lot of layers of felt on there! This is the shed in place.

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You can see how much was rotten at the back!

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And here we are up to date, the deck is all on and I've started on the steps...

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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:39 pm   Permalink

fter a couple of long days work, things are coming together. Seating area at the front, rails round the edge, stairs all done. Even managed our first BBQ up there today

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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:39 pm   Permalink

ere's the latest on the Kon Tiki, built the frame for the door today which works well

















 
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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:40 pm   Permalink

I have decided that the bar wouldn't be a proper Tiki Bar without a couple of proper carved Tiki's so who better to call on than my friend Trader Tark down in Brighton. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Trader-Tark-Tiki-Carver/233931886688961 He is carving two Tiki's to sit either side at the top of the stairs. He's been kind enough to take a few photos to show the process.

From the log pile...



Into the car...



To the Brighton...



First cuts...



Matching pair...



Still roughed out at this stage...



I'm driving down south to a car show in July and collecting the Tikis, they will have to ride up in the back seat of my '57 Chevy


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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:41 pm   Permalink

ome more progress on the Tiki Bar, door is pretty much done now final bit yesterday was to wallpaper the inside! Now there will always be a sunny beach on hand.

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Then today local pinstriper Ross Hastie came round to paint some lines on the sideboard I picked up that will be a drinks cabinet

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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-07-31 12:50 pm   Permalink

The Tiki's are in place now...

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That's pretty much where it's up to. Got to fit out the shed/bar itself now.


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Thurston Howell IV
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Posted: 2014-07-31 5:56 pm   Permalink

Hi Nick, That's looking fab. I admire your carving skill and the tiki design. I want one! A creative addition to tropical Scotland.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-07-31 6:27 pm   Permalink

Scotland needs more Tiki!

 
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NickGrant
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Posted: 2014-08-01 01:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-31 17:56, Thurston Howell IV wrote:
Hi Nick, That's looking fab. I admire your carving skill and the tiki design. I want one! A creative addition to tropical Scotland.



Thanks but I didn't carve the Tiki's it was Trader Tark down in Brighton, England.


 
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