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Tropical Ceiling Fan
Kreaky Tiki
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Joined: Apr 19, 2003
Posts: 182
From: Goleta the good land
Posted: 2003-08-10 10:15 pm   Permalink

I thought it my duty to let you all know about this fan that we recently installed in our house. I do this because I was very pleased with it. I normally will not buy something like this without actually seeing but, this time I did. It was about $300

http://www.ceilingfan.com/images/Craftmade/640/K52RI_B5_56T-LO1.jpg

Now let's talk drinks!

KT


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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5856
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-08-10 10:30 pm   Permalink

Those blades look very nice.
I think these might be over the top.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2339160223&category=20699
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-08-10 10:42 pm   Permalink

Those tribal fan blades are wicked!!!!

By the way, there is no such thing in tiki as "over the top"


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2003-08-10 10:43 pm   Permalink

Monkeyman!!

 
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TikiTex
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Joined: Jul 25, 2003
Posts: 40
From: Texas
Posted: 2003-08-11 12:04 am   Permalink

A leeetle over the top maybe, but they're bitchin' nonetheless.
I like the ones Home Depot (and maybe Lowe's?) has with the round thatch woven blades. I didn't describe them very well, but there's one at the bottom of page 32 of "Tiki Road Trip" that are very similar. They were $179 last time I checked.

~Tex


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-08-11 04:52 am   Permalink

Kreaky- you got ripped off! They sell those at Home Depot for 199.00.

 
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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
From: Bay Area
Posted: 2003-08-11 11:02 am   Permalink

I saw on an episode of "Surprise by Design" (one of my favorite shows) that they took basic ceiling fan blades and just painted each one to look like a green palm frond. The effect was pretty cool, and it saves money....

 
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stentiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 892
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2003-08-11 3:18 pm   Permalink

Yo Kreaky & RevBoo,

I just installed one of those ceiling fans in my family room over da weekend. Got an even better deal at Home Depot during their 30% off sale for $132. Woo hoo!
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Kreaky Tiki
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Joined: Apr 19, 2003
Posts: 182
From: Goleta the good land
Posted: 2003-08-11 10:01 pm   Permalink

Rev and Sten, I had to check Home Depot again, just to see if I had missed buying the fan there. What I found at Home Depot was similar, but different. The Antigua Hampton Bay fan has the same leases as blades, but the hardware was totally different, did not look as beefy. It also was "Flemish Brass" versus a deep rust color. In other words, I still feel OK about spending the dough. Who would have ever thought that there could be so much discussion about fans, apparently among men?

Now, back to my drink!

Cheers,

KT


 
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Kreaky Tiki
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Joined: Apr 19, 2003
Posts: 182
From: Goleta the good land
Posted: 2003-08-11 10:02 pm   Permalink

By the way, I like the idea about decorating a fan and making it tiki!

 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1916
From: socal
Posted: 2003-08-11 11:20 pm   Permalink

All this talk about fans got me remembering that there is a fan manufacturer by the name of ALOHA fan co. The other big ones are SHI CHEN(?) and KING OF FANS. These guys make fans for everybody, name brand and others. The big guys have the fans built to their specs, so no, not all fans are created equal. More useless info for y'all.

 
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stentiki
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 892
From: Huntington Beach
Posted: 2003-08-12 10:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-08-11 22:01, Kreaky Tiki wrote:
Who would have ever thought that there could be so much discussion about fans, apparently among men?

Now, back to my drink!

Cheers,

KT



No kidding, man!

It took me months to convince T that we needed a ceiling fan in the Stentiki Room! No air conditioning usually needed at the beach, but it still gets hot in the dawg days of August.

Cheers!
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MTKahuna
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Joined: Jun 11, 2003
Posts: 477
From: LB to LA, CA
Posted: 2003-08-13 12:04 pm   Permalink


cool...

[ This Message was edited by: MTKahuna on 2003-08-13 12:06 ]


 
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the75stingray
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 447
From: Dayton, Ohio
Posted: 2003-08-13 1:18 pm   Permalink

I really don't have the room for a tiki / tropical style ceiling fan at the moment, but I saw a really neat "sideways" fan a while back that had a very Polyneisan or tropical look.

Two sets of large blades (appeared to be made of some kind of white cotton material) fanned outwards, as opposed to straight down.
Hard to describe...very, very cool.

But both fans pictured here were very neat indeed.


 
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 1504
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2003-08-13 1:26 pm   Permalink

They use those fans in the Mai-Tai Bar in Daytona Beach. Very Nice. I tikied-up an existing ceiling fan in my house by installing a small globe light kit and putting a split rattan lamp shade over it. I found the lamp shade at a thrift store.Dangling from the two chain pulls are a pair of small coco joe-type tikis. I got those from some key chains I bought at a surf shop. To keep the globe dim, I used a regular size night light bulb that is only 7 watts. Looks pretty good and I only spent about $20 on it.


 
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