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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
Posts: 636
From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-12-11 08:41 am   Permalink

Wow. That fireplace is the greatest thing this side of the Kahiki! I sincerely look forward to seeing your build pictures on that thing.

Your whole layout is outstanding. This is what I'm striving for with my yard, but you are well ahead of me. Simply gorgeous.
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
Posts: 24
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-12 1:37 pm   Permalink

Here we go. Still having problems with orientation. Hakalugi tried to help but nothing works from my end.

Here is the base and steel framework.

Screen backing with chicken wire formed into facial features.

Application of Type S mortar which is basically cement and sand mixed with water and masonry glue.

The face coming together and the test fitting of the wooden crown pieces.

Breathing a sigh of relief that it's coming out OK. The alternative was to break it out and haul it off.

To apply the concrete you have to grab a hand full and throw or slap it on for it to adhere. Trying to trowel it on was futile.
Under the larger facial features I had to use finer mesh screen as the concrete would fall through the larger mesh.

Once the concrete dries for about two to three hours you can shave off the excess until you get your desired shape. Then let dry for another hour and use a wet trowel to smooth it all out.

Installing the fire log skulls, available from Amazon for $50 per skull.
The backing and upper plate is 1/8" plate steel. The upper plate slants up from just above it's upper lip toward the back to flow the heat out of the 4" double wall vent pipe coming out of the back.

I shot the whole thing with automotive primer/sealer and then painted it metallic pearl turquoise. I masked off vertical slivers of the turquoise and painted the whole thing again flat brown. Then peeled off the tape, pinstriped around the slivers with flat black and then vertically pinstriped the entire structure with an average of 1" spacing ton simulate wood grain.
In the crown I installed two LED flood lights shining upwards and have copper tubes recessed in the eyes with red bulbs installed. There are also two oven lights installed in the upper plate to shine down and highlight the skulls. The entire firebox is surrounded in cat litter to insulate the surrounding walls and electrical.
Next is the recessed rain wall on either side of the fireplace....wish me luck.

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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-12 2:21 pm   Permalink

Painting sequence.

Looks like a scary Mardi Gras mask!

Much better.

The whole project took about 100 hours and cost under $500.

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Sandbartender
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Joined: Oct 02, 2018
Posts: 84
From: The North Coast
Posted: 2018-12-12 3:18 pm   Permalink

Fantastic work! I love the metallic in the 'cracks'. I totally wouldn't have thought of it, but it really makes it pop.

It almost looks like the whole tiki is carved out of a gigantic, rough fire opal, with just the cracks cutting into the gemstone and the rest is all the 'crust' on the rough gem.

I LOVE those skull logs as well. I keep trying to convince my wife that we need them in the family room fireplace. No luck so far.
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Donovan
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-13 05:38 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kudos. I really had to put my sales skills to the test to get my wife sold on the skull idea as well. I know getting them in the living room fireplace is a real uphill battle but perserverance pays off!
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Prikli Pear
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Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-12-13 12:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-12-13 05:38, Donovan wrote:
Thanks for the kudos. I really had to put my sales skills to the test to get my wife sold on the skull idea as well. I know getting them in the living room fireplace is a real uphill battle but perserverance pays off!



Ha ha! My wife says that it'd be cool for us to have something like that--that catch is that I would have to actually build it!

Thanks for posting the build process. I might get myself in trouble heading down that path in the future...
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Donovan
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2018-12-13 5:08 pm   Permalink

If you do head down that path, let me know. I would be happy to walk you through it. I had no idea what I was doing to start with but the learning curve was steep. The next one would be much easier.
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W8N2Surf
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Joined: Jul 03, 2015
Posts: 135
From: Virginia
Posted: 2018-12-15 09:45 am   Permalink

This fireplace is an absolutely amazing project. The end result is so polished, it does not look like a backyard do it yourselfer thing at all. Great documentation, keep them coming.

 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
Posts: 1010
From: Austin
Posted: 2018-12-15 3:18 pm   Permalink

What an amazing space to work with. I can't wait to see the progress as you put more tiki elements into place.

 
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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2018-12-16 07:07 am   Permalink

Kudos man, that place is crazy awesome. Love the fireplace!

 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 376
From: Michigan
Posted: 2018-12-21 07:42 am   Permalink

I want one! That fireplace is awesome!

Please post more details on construction.

EDIT: Just saw your other photos...didn't realize your space is already built. All of it is fantastic. Please post more build photos and completed photos. (With correct orientation and also so they are photos and not links. )




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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 27 days ago; 05:38 am   Permalink

Thanks to my awesome two sons, there is a new feature to the Cannibal Club! Seems that they heard me say that it would be great to someday put a projection tv in the roof. Well, they came through in spectacular fashion.
The projector is a short throw, gaming quality Optoma. The screen they brought was electric with remote which required some quick engineering to make it do what I wanted.
In order to keep the look consistent with the Tiki experience, I didn't want a bunch of tv equipment disrupting the feel. The answer was to mount the screen upside down in a wooden box and attach a rope, pulleys and a counterweight to enable the screen to rise instead of drop. I still need to attach a piece of bamboo to cover the top bar of the screen. My apologies for the upside down images. My computer guru son has promised to tackle this problem when he visits this weekend.


I added a 1000 watt surround sound system to complete the experience.

The first movie night experience will feature.......wait for it..........Donovans Reef.

Thank you Edward and Sean for an unforgettable Christmas.

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LoriLovesTiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2011
Posts: 1325
From: NJ
Posted: 27 days ago; 3:33 pm   Permalink

Holy Mother of Tiki! That's one amazing space! To echo other posters it is just fabulous!!! Love, love, LOVE the fireplace! You could seriously rent that out as a tiki venue. Amazing!
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Cap'n_Crafty_McGrim_II
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Joined: Dec 10, 2016
Posts: 71
From: New Orleans
Posted: 25 days ago; 5:29 pm   Permalink

Just Wow! Incredible work!


 
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Donovan
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Joined: Nov 26, 2018
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From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 23 days ago; 5:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks to my son, I can now post like I know what I'm doing.
This photo shows the bamboo cross bar on top of the screen......much better.


Also here are some higher quality versions of my previous images


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