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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-01-30 1:55 pm   Permalink

I made a Tapa Hut Style Lamp and photographed it as I went along.

You'll need Two wood Rings, 1" X 1", Swag Lamp Parts, Tapa, Sea Grass Braid, a Chinese Hat and Mod Podge.

Assemble wood rings (cut from Press board) with the 1" X 1". Cut out Tapa to fit frame
Using a paint brush wet the "wrong" side of Tapa with the Mod Podge.

Place Tapa on frame. Paint "good" side of Tapa with the Mod Podge.

Attach bottom Piece of Tapa with MP.

Trim Tapa and attach Sea Grass.


Wire socket and hang with swag lamp hardware.


Cool Lamp

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I was given this Fishtrap last week. I wired it and it looks great. Shelley found the glass lamp at a Thrift Store, I wired it with a blue bulb. This type of lamp is used on the Jungle Cuise at Disney.

I also wired my new Tiki. I wired the nautical lamp a couple years ago. I like the "Beachcomber look"



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Turbogod
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Joined: Jun 14, 2002
Posts: 1219
Posted: 2004-01-30 2:10 pm   Permalink

Al,
The lamp looks great. Good Idea with the Tiki you wiring fool!


 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1221
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-01-30 2:30 pm   Permalink

AL, you're a lamp God! Mrs. 8FT is vintage lamp-crazy herself. She buys 'em and if possible,I fix, and hang 'em. Now you are going to get me in trouble though. Last year I bought a whole box of very old "Oriental" hats like that you used to make your lamp. I had not a clue what to do with them but at $5 for all 8 of them I couldn't pass it up. I'm sure that after she sees this topic, I know what I will be doing with them. Thanks a lot Al! If I ever make a decent one, I'll post a pic.
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5808
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-01-30 2:58 pm   Permalink

Excellent job Al!
Does OA sell that type of tapa?


 
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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
Posts: 850
From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-01-30 3:06 pm   Permalink

Al, thanks for the step-by-step, i will have to try it myself.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2364
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-01-30 5:09 pm   Permalink

Nicely done as always Mr. Al

Quality Fun stuff.


 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2162
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2004-01-30 5:23 pm   Permalink

Al, I'm moving into a house with a couple of friends and they are letting me go nuts with tiki in part of the living room. The area has this hideous hanging gold lamp that would kill the whole aesthetic of what I have planned. I'm thinking about doing a tapa lamp to cover the gold beast. Thoughts?

I also know you've mentioned it before, but where did you get you tapa again? Thanks. Great looking lamp, by the way.
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-01-30 8:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone,
UB, they sell Tapa at OA but I get mine at "Momalanis Island Traditions" in Oceanside. I pay about $40.00 for a 4'X 3' Tapa.

Momalani's Island Traditions
1906 Oceanside Blvd O-side CA 92054
760-754-1276

Spike, I've almost bought old Brass and glass hanging lamps a few times. I'd planned on taking out the glass, covering the frame in Tapa and then trimming it out in bamboo. I think it would work well.
Mahalo,
Al



 
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Tiki_Bong
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2004-01-30 9:10 pm   Permalink

Lovin' it Al. Ha, Ha, Ha, I own an original Big Al Tapa lamp! So there!!!

    
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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
Posts: 860
From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2004-01-31 10:47 pm   Permalink

Great job, your lamps really create a good feal to the room, Tikis are good, and I'm overloaded with 'em but the lighting in my room sucks, I tink I need something like this, thanks for sharing the step by step, and great job once again!
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
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Posted: 2004-01-31 11:18 pm   Permalink

Al...I may have a project for you...

I just got this lamp from OA the other day. It's a bent bamboo frame with wiring, but no covering. It was the last example of some lamps that OA made for the Mai Kai that they didn't end up finishing when the Mai Kai backed out of the deal. I may just need your help with this, amigo. We'll talk soon....


 
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Chongolio
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Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-02-01 1:50 pm   Permalink

Yeah Al, Another stellar light! I was just thinking the other day that we havent seen any of your fine creations in a while. Those light are so damn cool! You got skills. Thanks for sharing your technique.
I got to try and make me one of them.
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-02-02 10:42 am   Permalink

WOW! Very creative stuff! I'm a light freak myself and I love your work! Great idea for the shade, it gives me ideas...Thank you also for the "how to" pictures, it breaks down the process very nicely into digestable chunks.
mmmm...tiki lamps...
Q - I did a search for your previous posts (as I am a Newbie here) but came up empty handed. Are they under a different name other than "home made lighting"? Thanks again and, like everyone else, I will be eagerly awaiting more creations...


 
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-02-02 11:02 am   Permalink

Here are some cool home made lamp post. Are there any others?
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=2785&forum=5&start=0
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2272&forum=1
Trader pups cool redo of some OA lamps
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=1930&forum=5&vpost=16035
JohnTiki's Beachcomber
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2136&forum=1
Swanky's Pufferfish
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=7028&forum=7
Gecko makes cool lamps
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=5740&forum=7&start=0
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5218&forum=5
Basement Kahuna's fishtrap light
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=3652&forum=1
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=5629&forum=7


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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-02-02 11:08 am   Permalink

Simply amazing...Thank you.

 
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