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Comrade’s Grotto
sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
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Posted: 2018-08-25 9:04 pm   Permalink

I wanted to share the tiki bar my son and I have been building for the last 5 months. It’s small, 7’ x 9’ and about 60% complete. A friend who is a professional photographer shot the bar and that made me decide to share. You can find Carlos (photographer friend) on Instagram @crhla. Hope this lives up to some of the home tiki bars that inspired me.





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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-08-25 10:48 pm   Permalink

Welcome to TC! Your tiki room looks very good. I’m very interested to see how your father-son project develops.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2018-08-25 11:01 pm   Permalink

Welcome Sparc. Nice! Keep dem posts/pix comiing.
Cheers


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
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Posted: 2018-08-26 05:48 am   Permalink

Nice, cozy, atmospheric space. That’s a cool Marquesan piece on the bar too.

 
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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
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Posted: 2018-08-26 11:30 am   Permalink

Thank you for your comments and warm wlecome. I will add updates as they occur. Looking forward to adding masks and some pieces from Tki Tony and Bosko. The Marquesan piece was a gift several years ago and the two headed Tahitian piece I got from Islands Bamboo and Hawaiian Furniture in Westminster. Cool place.

 
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Joshua Bell
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Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2018-08-26 11:55 am   Permalink

It's gorgeous. Definitely a space to get lost in.

 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-08-26 1:59 pm   Permalink

Wow! That's great! I love the lighting. Thanks for coming on and sharing it!

 
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sparc
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Posted: 2018-08-26 8:19 pm   Permalink

The space is a great spot for relaxing after a long day. The lighting has gone through several iterations. My son Euan had the best ideas, the small LED tea lights in the storage crates for the tikis and putting a Christmas shimmering LED light from Target into the hanging float. It's nice and dark with nice moments of sparkle.

 
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Cutcarefullyplayloud
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Joined: Nov 14, 2017
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From: North Carolina
Posted: 2018-08-30 2:19 pm   Permalink

Holy hell that's good! If there were ever a place to lose yourself with a drink...

 
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-08-30 2:28 pm   Permalink

That's a killer build! Thanks for sharing it with us--please post more!

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2018-08-30 2:56 pm   Permalink

Yes! Definitely looking forward to seeing more of this.

 
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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
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Posted: 2018-08-30 3:16 pm   Permalink

Thank you for the kind words. Here are a couple more of the professional photos. After this it's going to be Iphone shots of additional progress.





 
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tikitube
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-08-31 10:09 pm   Permalink

Wow, that's slick! Looks like you've got more carved panels than flat wall space around your bamboo frames and lauhala. Great layering, lighting, and textures.

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sparc
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Posted: 2018-09-01 07:11 am   Permalink

Yeah, the upper portions of the walls have the matting, bamboo and carved panels. The bottom of the walls are stained fleck board. We have gotten used to the bottom being merely stained but are still considering adding more detail. The carved frames are by my son and I. The router time is kind of soothing.

 
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Bam Bam
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Joined: May 13, 2016
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From: NEPA
Posted: 2018-09-01 6:10 pm   Permalink

Oh man, that lighting. is. superb. Especially for such a small space. I've seen those "lobster trap" lights before, but never thought they'd be so effective. Beautiful!

 
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