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Galleon Cave
TQTQTQ
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Joined: Jun 17, 2011
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Posted: 2017-05-26 3:07 pm   Permalink

Introducing my little bar, the Galleon Cave.

It's namesake, the restaurant where my parents had their wedding reception back in 1972. A theme restaurant in the shape of a ship, right on the ocean at Bargara Beach in Australia. It was opened in 1969 by female entrepreneur, Pat Hansen-Woodhouse after she was inspired by the theme restaurants she visited on a trip to the US. It was the first of it's kind in Queensland.



Although it was a 20 min drive away, my family often drove out there for dinner. I have very fond memories of the place. More nautical themed than tiki but you definitely felt transported somewhere else. It had rock walls, fishing floats, fish nets filled with treasures, hanging lanterns throughout and a wooden life boat high up on one wall where the band played. Unfortunately the restaurant closed it's doors and the site was redeveloped in 2006. I'm excited though to give the name new life in the form of my own home tiki bar here in San Francisco!

Here's how the bar is looking thus far:





Plan to add more posts on this thread of pics I took throughout the various development stages and more down the track as I add additional lighting and get more stuff framed and up on the walls. Just so stoked to have the bar to this point that I had to share.













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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2017-05-26 7:14 pm   Permalink

You're off to a great start. Your wall look inviting.


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-05-27 09:55 am   Permalink

Looks cozy. Is that an Umanoff bar?

 
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TQTQTQ
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Posted: 2017-05-27 10:07 am   Permalink

It is! (with a Bosko Carving tied to the front!)




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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-05-28 9:28 pm   Permalink

Looking good TQ. Keep posting your progress.

 
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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2017-06-01 11:12 pm   Permalink

Wow, looks great already. Neat back story, too. Love that peacock chair...wish I could find one in my neck of the woods.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Jeff


 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2017-06-03 7:50 pm   Permalink

Looking great indeed. Nice job on the walls and pulling everything together. CHEERS
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TQTQTQ
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Joined: Jun 17, 2011
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Posted: 2017-07-17 1:52 pm   Permalink

Few more things up on the wall and added some greenery.




 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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Posted: 2017-07-18 6:26 pm   Permalink

Looking good! Nice wood flooring. Keep us posted.

 
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TQTQTQ
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Posted: 2017-07-18 9:44 pm   Permalink

Here's the link to the Galleon Cave Facebook page where I have all the build pics:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2004620066230655.1073741830.1949526298406699&type=1&l=bd67d4b613

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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2017-07-19 10:07 am   Permalink

Great job all around, very cozy and inviting.

 
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TQTQTQ
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Posted: 2017-09-18 4:26 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the kind comments.

Here's a more recent daytime pic of "The Cave":



Still adding, moving stuff around...in need of more overhead lighting!

<3


 
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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
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From: NJ
Posted: 2017-09-19 5:23 pm   Permalink

Looks good! I particularly like the ceiling.

 
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TQTQTQ
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Joined: Jun 17, 2011
Posts: 17
Posted: 2017-10-26 2:33 pm   Permalink

Finally found the perfect bar for my little shed.

It was made by Lane, most likely in the mid-late 1960s (after they started making accent pieces).

Needs a little TLC to bring it back to it's former glory but for $100 it was a steal (and in stellar nick for it's age!)




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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-10-27 07:55 am   Permalink

Oh, that's a good vintage find! I expect it will clean up nicely. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

 
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