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Cannibal Club
Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-09 6:53 pm   Permalink

Located in my backyard in Bakersfield, California. 1200 sq ft with 9 foot 1800 lb tiki fireplace, loft and full bar.

The pool is 3 levels with 3 waterfalls an outdoor kitchen with bbq, sink and fireplace. The kitchen gazebo also doubles as a bandstand.

All lighting is LED on photo cells.

Critiques,comments and ideas welcome.


















[ Edited by: Hakalugi - Added image bb code and fixed orientation - 2018-12-09 21:26 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Donovan 2018-12-10 01:30 ]


 
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W8N2Surf
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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
Posts: 135
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-12-09 8:49 pm   Permalink

Hey Donovan! First, most of your pics here after I click on the link show up upside down! Might be me? I don't have the energy to turn my display around, maybe you could test? Second, from what I can see, WOW! How about some more detail on the story behind this, who made the fireplace and how, etc.! Looking forward to learning more.

 
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-10 01:27 am   Permalink

Thank you for the kind words, W8N2Surf. Your project is amazing.
First of all thanks to Hakalugi for fixing my picture issues. I'm not a real computer savvy guy.

It is still under construction and has a long way to go. The wall coverings haven't even been started. What you see now was just rigged up for my wife's Christmas party.
I still have to complete behind the bar, install the dumbwaiter that transports drinks up to the loft, add much more lighting effects and hang a 10 foot outrigger canoe (from Oceanic Arts where I think I may have met you recently) from the ceiling. Not to mention literally miles of manila rope around all of the joints in the structure.

Other than the ongoing help of my wife and some great friends** putting up the main structure, it has been pretty much all me, including the fireplace. The fireplace alone took over 100 hours to build. I will eventually post pictures of it being built. It is a welded steel cage, wire mesh and 1800 lbs of concrete. (note the human skull gas fire logs from Amazon, of course)

I will post more photos as it progresses. We hope to have our grand opening this spring.

**Special thanks to Jake, Ryan, Dennis, Dan and Todd for which special tiki drinks will be named after in honor of their heroic efforts to get this thing built.





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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 5058
Posted: 2018-12-10 05:09 am   Permalink

Damn these home tiki bar builds get better and better!

Cool spot, Love the fireplace!
Smart to use metal roof,let it rust no maintenance won't burn too.

Love yer music.


 
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W8N2Surf
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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
Posts: 135
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-12-10 05:12 am   Permalink

Man oh man. This is not just a backyard Tiki bar, but a complete Tiki party, event, and entertainment complex!! I think you need to have a name for your bar (which you do) but then a separate name for the whole place of which your bar is just part of! The three level pool (with that wading side area as well) is fantastic, the overlooking gazebo/kitchen/bandstand is great, and then the whole building itself! Yes on more pics on the fireplace build. Hard to see where the heat exhausts to. Lighted eyes are perfect. There is so much here, but as you said, so much more room for ever increasing detail. Keep posting more pics.

Yes, you probably met Commodore (Terry) the owner and builder of the Loma Kai, he's been there often enough. He's probably slated for a grand opening right around the same time as the Cannibal Club is.

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Sandbartender
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Joined: Oct 02, 2018
Posts: 84
From: The North Coast
Posted: 2018-12-10 05:20 am   Permalink

Holy cow, that is epic! Not so much a Tiki Bar as an entire Tiki Back Yard!

I'm jealous.


 
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-10 06:18 am   Permalink

Thanks to all for the encouragement and feedback.

The roofing was chosen because our brutal summers here will quickly destroy any natural materials. A 50/50 mix of muriatic acid and water sprayed on and left for 30 minutes aged it nicely. (be sure to wear a respirator)

The fireplace has a steel firebox that is insulated using cat litter. It is vented out of the back with a 4" double wall pipe. The upper half houses the electrical and has two oven lights built in to the roof of the firebox to showcase the skull fire logs even when not burning.


Great suggestion about naming the entire locale....suggestions?

Love this site and love all of the fantastic work it showcases. Very inspiring.


 
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W8N2Surf
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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
Posts: 135
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-12-10 06:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-12-10 06:18, Donovan wrote:

Great suggestion about naming the entire locale....suggestions?




I actually think I have a good one for you. The overall site name needs to stay consistent with your bar name. So The Cannibal Club is located within a "Lost Island" type of name. Now, given your multi-layer pool with the shallow wading area, I believe Cannibal Club is located at "Donovan's Reef", a nod to the quintessential french polynesian John Wayne movie, 1963, filmed on Kauai. Gonna be tough to beat that one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan%27s_Reef



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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-10 07:58 am   Permalink

I think we may have a winner! That movie has always been a favorite of mine and thus the moniker. (you mean you guys aren't using your real names?)

I can't help but keep returning to your build and marveling at the authenticity. Freakin great job.


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4109
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2018-12-10 09:15 am   Permalink





Very nice.















 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 337
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2018-12-10 5:24 pm   Permalink

Critique? Yeah... I'm critical of the fact that it's not mine!

Otherwise, good job! I can see lots of room for adding more layers of Tiki ephemera, unless you're going for a more clean and minimal look. But it's pretty stunning as is!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 8305
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2018-12-10 8:13 pm   Permalink

Oh my
Lots of space to
Well
Relax

Cheers


 
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-10 8:19 pm   Permalink

Yes, more layers!! As you all know, these things are never quite finished. The "look" is important but the "feel" is what we really try to achieve. That's what escapism is all about.

Thank you for your input.


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-12-10 10:27 pm   Permalink

Wow, your place is really incredible, especially that fireplace. I hope you can figure out the computer enough to share more photos soon.

 
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-11 03:17 am   Permalink

All of the images that I download show up upside down. I've even tried to invert them prior to downloading and I still get the same results. I have sent a help message to the moderator but whatever you more computer literate members can suggest, I'm all ears.
Thank you.


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