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Zinctiki
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Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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Posted: 2018-05-09 10:52 pm   Permalink

Great start!

 
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littlegiles
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-05-10 10:35 am   Permalink

Looking good. What kind of plans do you have for the bartop?

 
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RichC
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Joined: Mar 25, 2018
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Posted: 2018-05-12 05:50 am   Permalink

It looks great so far, TravandTiki! Thoroughly professional.

 
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davidd
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
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From: South-Central Utah
Posted: 2018-05-13 4:17 pm   Permalink

This is amazing! You make it look so easy! Obviously some serious carpentry and cabinetry skills are coming in to play here. Or at least, a lot more carpentry and cabinetry skills than I could ever hope to have!

Nevertheless, inspiring! Please continue sharing the progress!


 
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TravandTiki
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Posted: 2018-05-14 6:30 pm   Permalink

Glad you guys like it! Appreciate all the comments!

littlegiles, thanks for asking about the bar top. We've been giving it a lot of thought. I'm going for a dark, natural wood look, but Dave has some great ideas about adding tiki accents to it. I'll post pics below of our bar top progress so far!

RichC and davidd, thank you! Your comments reminded me that it's been a few days since I've noted that ALL of this work IS being done by a professional -- Dave! He's a carpenter, craftsman, artist, you name it. I'm trying to get him to comment on here! We also have Everett, who works with Dave. He's no slouch, either.

Okay, here are some pics from the past few days.

This is a picture from Friday night. You can see some of the bar wood detail, and the back bar bamboo design in place. (Those are tiered shelves within the bamboo slats for bottles.)



The next picture is from late Sunday afternoon. Dave put in a full weekend and spent Sunday doing insulation. (Required to make my Shack a four-season hideaway!)



Here's a good one of the bar top thus far...



This is how we left it late last night. (Dave finally agreed to call it a day.)



Lastly, Dave and Everett did nearly all the sheathing today.







Will post more soon!


 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-05-15 06:14 am   Permalink

Excellent! Really like the dark stain on the bartop. Resin finish on top or just a thick varnish?

Really coming along nicely.
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-05-15 10:51 am   Permalink

Such progress! This is going to be an awesome space when it's all put together, I can tell.

 
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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 2018-05-15 8:12 pm   Permalink

This is serious tiki!

 
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Dlcole04
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Joined: May 15, 2018
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Posted: 2018-05-20 2:24 pm   Permalink

Good evening all. This is Dave, affectionately previously referred to as Tiki Dave. Iím the carpenter/craftsman/artist lucky enough to have been chosen by Travis to bring his long time desire to have a tiki bar to fruition. He wanted something tasteful, yet in some areas whimsical. Sensibly conservative on the outside while holding little back on the inside. Original, yet inspired from a long history of admiration of other iconic locations. In the end though, in a word, Authentic. The collaboration has been a joy from the get go and I have to confess, I may be as obsessed and invested emotionally in this project as he is. Stay tuned for far more regular posts, pics and a more in depth look at our process now that we are getting to the real Tiki details. There is certainly going to be a learning curve, because as a carpenter, I havenít worked with a lot of these materials. But as an artist and craftsman, I am up for the challenge. I hope all of you that follow enjoy the journey. And Trav, I hope I make you proud.

P.S. littlegiles, definitely going with the bartop resin/epoxy


 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-05-21 06:22 am   Permalink

Great to meet you Dave. Can't wait to watch this progress more. We love pics and details.
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TravandTiki
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Joined: Sep 11, 2016
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Posted: 2018-05-21 7:19 pm   Permalink

Hey Everyone,

I wanted to share some recent photos of our build.

We now have a chair rail of rough sawn white pine. Here it is before the stain.




And here it is after the first coat (English Chestnut / Dark Walnut stain combo).




The collar ties will have stained rough sawn beam "wraps." The tops of the beams have electrical boxes and some switched outlets that are controlled from behind the bar. In the below pic you can also see the roof shape of the hut within the Shack, and the start of the thatch.




Here are the beam wraps. (Dave has some tiki "extras" planned for those.)




I think we're doing matting on the walls this week, and maybe reed fencing on the ceiling, too. Dave may chime in to correct me.


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-05-21 7:35 pm   Permalink

Welcome, Tiki Dave. Everything is coming along nicely. Trav, my jealousy increases.

 
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littlegiles
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2018-05-22 06:13 am   Permalink

And the dark, cozy, mysterious feel starts to develop! Great work.

 
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Dlcole04
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Posted: 2018-05-25 6:26 pm   Permalink

Have been playing with the matting, the reed fencing, bamboo and thatch. The ceiling is like building in reverse and there is certainly a learning curve to building with these materials. I keep jumping around different areas as Iím able to advance them. Need to respect the process though. Itís humbling, but getting the hang of it. Looking forward to adding the rope. Also made some progress on the beam detail around the top of the wall, between the matting and fencing. This beam will conceal the RGB strip lighting that will wash color down the walls

 
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Dlcole04
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Posted: 2018-05-25 6:34 pm   Permalink

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