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Comrade’s Grotto
gitiki
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Joined: Nov 01, 2013
Posts: 20
Posted: 2018-09-03 3:53 pm   Permalink

That’s a beautiful space. Well balanced elements and superb lighting. Very inviting; I would love to drink a tall cool one in there!
Very well done!


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4109
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-09-03 8:25 pm   Permalink

Very nice and inviting.

 
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HodagHut
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Joined: Sep 25, 2017
Posts: 21
From: Rhinelander, WI
Posted: 2018-09-04 6:36 pm   Permalink

Love your lighting, would love to replicate it in the Hut

 
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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
Posts: 9
Posted: 2018-09-04 10:29 pm   Permalink

I am going to work up a post to describe all the lighting. Thanks for the feedback. We went through a couple of rounds of lighting tests before we settled on what got photographed.

 
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Adam Aku Aku
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Joined: Jul 31, 2015
Posts: 64
From: Portland
Posted: 2018-09-07 05:50 am   Permalink

I love the way you used all the textures of matting and bamboo as your source and refrained from making your space a display of tiki collectibles. Very classy take on a usually very nerdy project. One of the best!


 
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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
Posts: 9
Posted: 2018-09-09 8:51 pm   Permalink

Adam Aku Aku, thank you. It's a fine line between too little and too much, glad to hear you feel a balance has been struck. I also promised some information on lighting. I have no electrical abilities so everything is either battery operated or plugged in to strategically placed power strips. Type A is an LED tea light glued into the upper inside of each shipping crate for a sparkle of light on tiki mugs and rums. Type B is a set of Christmas lights my son was given at a tiki marketplace event at Don's. Clear glass, small bulbs with bamboo screens around them. Type C and E are the same but are different colors. Both are from Target and are Christmas lighting for your lawn that flicker and create a pattern of colors. The light moves inside the fixture and the light projects through a prism and that creates the movement. The one in the globe is blue and the other one is hidden behind the bar and is green and red.Type D are LED remote controlled candles. We have about 6 in the bar placed wherever we wanted more light than the tea light can provide and we want to see the light source.

Hope this helps.










 
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W8N2Surf
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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
Posts: 135
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-10-25 1:15 pm   Permalink

Fantastic detail. Say, what kind of room was this, or is it outside your main home?

 
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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
Posts: 9
Posted: 2018-10-25 2:45 pm   Permalink

This is in the corner of our garage. Total bar size is 9’ x 7’

 
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Sandbartender
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Joined: Oct 02, 2018
Posts: 84
From: The North Coast
Posted: 2018-10-25 3:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-10-25 14:45, sparc wrote:
This is in the corner of our garage. Total bar size is 9’ x 7’



Wow! Fantastic work in such a limited space. You've got a great vibe going on there.


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 861
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-10-30 7:48 pm   Permalink

Congrats; I see you were recently featured on Tiki with Ray:

http://www.tikiwithray.com/home-tiki-bar-spotlight-46-comrades-grotto-long-beach-ca/

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sparc
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Joined: Jan 12, 2011
Posts: 9
Posted: 2018-10-30 7:56 pm   Permalink

Yeah. I was lucky to get a feature. One goal unlocked for the bar. Another coming soon (fingers crossed) which I will post when it is official. Also have an Instagram feed where I post consistently. @swparchitect

 
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honuboy311
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Joined: Dec 29, 2008
Posts: 9
Posted: 2018-11-02 09:29 am   Permalink

Killer, just killer!!!

 
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