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Puamana & Selector Lopaka's backyard Bali Hai
puamana
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Joined: Aug 02, 2002
Posts: 291
From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2003-10-08 7:08 pm   Permalink

Just wanted to share photos of the evolution of our backyard Bali Hai,
that came together this past summer. The tall tiki in the back corner was
carved by Edwin Germaine last summer. The support post tiki & moai are carved
by Keigs, and the tapa globes were a purchase from beachdude about a year
or two ago. We worked with some amazing & talented landscaper & carpenter friends
who knew what we were striving for, and they ran with it to create something even better
than we imagined.









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pablus
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2003-10-08 7:13 pm   Permalink

VERY cool.
Love the lofted roof and the big carved support.

Thanks for posting those pics.



 
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SES
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Posted: 2003-10-08 7:13 pm   Permalink

Too COOL for words!

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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2003-10-08 7:27 pm   Permalink

Outstanding!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-10-08 8:22 pm   Permalink

I can dig it!

 
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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-10-08 9:03 pm   Permalink

AHA! Now we know who bought the one that Kiegs posted.
Very cool backyard. Great pics! What a difference!
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emspace
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From: Vancouver
Posted: 2003-10-08 11:34 pm   Permalink

Uh, egad. I am getting moist...


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Evil Mastermind
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Joined: Oct 03, 2003
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From: Gorilla Mask HQ
Posted: 2003-10-09 01:15 am   Permalink

Holy craps! I am envious of your magic yard, that is a lush set up in many ways. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy it for years to come.

P.S. Los Angeles sucks because you have to be a millionaire to have a freakin yard.


 
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Evil Mastermind
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Posted: 2003-10-09 01:17 am   Permalink

By the way, your whole setup kind calls out for a Flintstone car to be parked nearby. Am I wrong?

 
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SugarCaddyDaddy
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Joined: Jun 03, 2002
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From: Huntington Beach, California
Posted: 2003-10-09 02:08 am   Permalink

Puamana!

Fantastic! You & your friends did a great job! Now, a question for you that I'm pretty sure everyone would like to know, so I'll ask, but completely understand if you don't feel comfortable answering....

For those of us contemplating doing something similar for our backyard (PolyPop?), what would be the approximate total cost for doing a backyard conversion like yours and what amount of time did it take?

Those of us not talented enough to do it ourselves, have to plan a budget, so any info you wish to share would be helpful.

Again, great job, and I wish you many years of great backyard memories!
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SES
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Posted: 2003-10-09 04:49 am   Permalink

It helps to have carpenter and landscape pals that are totally into the project!

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mattfink
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2003-10-09 06:46 am   Permalink

I am completely floored!!! That has to be the best backyard lounge ever!!!



 
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puamana
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2003-10-09 08:31 am   Permalink

Thanks so much for the kind words, folks. Both Selector Lopaka and myself were fortunate that everyone involved was into the idea. It still cost a chunk of change (dipped into the home equity loan), but we did have some help to cut corners. We got all of the cedar wood for cost, as well as a break on the landscape materials / rates & carpentry rates (we did some of the grunt work and running around for materials). I had a notebook full of old postcards of tiki bars/restaurants that the builders referred to for the structure. The garden is irrigated, and the structure is wired both with sound & electricity. Our budget was $10k, and it took a little less than a month. Hopefully it will add to the property value of the house, but now I don' t think we could ever move & leave behind such an oasis in our back yard ! Here's a few more pics :





p.s. the Flintstone car is parked out front ( I wish !)


 
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2003-10-09 2:30 pm   Permalink

dats dope yo'

 
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SES
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Posted: 2003-10-09 3:06 pm   Permalink

Take a night shot with torches! I'd love to see that.
It's really beautiful.

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