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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
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Posted: 2017-09-20 10:42 am   Permalink

From what in 2010 was a small 1950's era garage, with white walls and ceiling, to what is now the very humble The Below Decks. Always an incomplete work in progress. Like life.



















 
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stevekh
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Joined: Sep 12, 2012
Posts: 143
From: broken arrow
Posted: 2017-09-20 10:57 am   Permalink

what a great bar!

 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3927
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2017-09-20 11:34 am   Permalink

Very nice.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 8708
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2017-09-20 12:03 pm   Permalink

Nice mix of Tiki and nautical

 
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 228
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-09-20 12:30 pm   Permalink

That's fantastic! Can't believe you've kept this fantastic getaway to yourself until now!

Lots of great Disney influence here, put to great use. Sometimes I think I'm the only person who doesn't have at least one of those drummers! Excellent use of vegetation as interior accents. What I'm really envious of is your magnificent Marquesan tiki. That thing looks really sweet.

Seriously, great job all around!


 
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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2017-09-20 1:34 pm   Permalink

wow thats so so cool! im stealing some of your ideas! whats the overall size? love it!!!

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 910
From: Austin
Posted: 2017-09-20 1:39 pm   Permalink

Great to finally see more than just a glimpse from your cocktail photos. Excellent job with what looks like a tiny space.

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On 2017-09-20 12:30, Prikli Pear wrote:
What I'm really envious of is your magnificent Marquesan tiki.




I believe that's one of Tiki Diablo's from Home Depot a few years ago. Most stores only got the Maori and the "Ku." The Marq was a lot rarer. I forgot those existed. Shame they weren't as abundant as the others.


 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2017-09-20 2:47 pm   Permalink

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I believe that's one of Tiki Diablo's from Home Depot a few years ago. Most stores only got the Maori and the "Ku." The Marq was a lot rarer. I forgot those existed. Shame they weren't as abundant as the others.



Figures I'd get into tiki after Home Despot stopped offering the cool stuff!


 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
Posts: 659
Posted: 2017-09-20 3:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-09-20 14:47, Prikli Pear wrote:
Quote:
I believe that's one of Tiki Diablo's from Home Depot a few years ago. Most stores only got the Maori and the "Ku." The Marq was a lot rarer. I forgot those existed. Shame they weren't as abundant as the others.



Figures I'd get into tiki after Home Despot stopped offering the cool stuff!



It is, indeed, a magnificent Tiki Diablo Daniel Gallardo Home Depot Marquesan tiki. For more than three weeks I frequented and searched almost every Home Depot in the Los Angeles area and never once saw the Marquesan. However, I'm more than blessed to have a very good, loyal and way-too-generous friend (Thanks Alan!) who unbeknownst to me drove to Bakersfield, bought one (and I think/hope another for himself), drove back to Los Angeles and left it waiting for me on our front doorstep!




 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 234
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 30 days ago; 08:19 am   Permalink

Great bar! Where did you get that Swiss Family Treehouse sign from? I love it!

 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7220
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 30 days ago; 2:49 pm   Permalink

Dude
Awesome
Looks great
Cheers


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4479
Posted: 29 days ago; 11:30 am   Permalink

Yer place looks great!

Like the old timey photos too.


 
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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
Posts: 94
From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 29 days ago; 12:30 pm   Permalink

Amazing, and truly inspiring. Love the Disney references, the place just looks drenched in history.

 
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The Below Decks
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Joined: Apr 26, 2013
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Posted: 29 days ago; 3:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-09-21 08:19, EnchantedTikiGoth wrote:
Great bar! Where did you get that Swiss Family Treehouse sign from? I love it!









Lots of people behind the making of that. The "Swiss Family Treehouse" sign at the bottom was made by a former Disney artist who no longer is in the business of making signs. The leaves and the "bamboo" bucket in the middle was one of the buckets which took water from the river up to the treehouse before it was changed to Tarzan. The leaves in the bucket were also leaves from the Swiss Family Treehouse. (the vines are just added decoration.) The overall design of it was from a sketch by the creative, inventive genius Kevin Kidney, who graciously replied to a request to help make us make a "frame" to display the original bucket. And then from that sketch, it was all assembled, built and put together by Michael Okin.



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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 29 days ago; 5:28 pm   Permalink

Kool

 
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