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Bamboo question
naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 837
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2004-03-14 6:37 pm   Permalink

After scrolling through the progress of the excellent Hale Tiki I noticed that the bamboo used had a warm orangish color to it and in my travels the only type I've encountered is the pale yellow variety, so I was wondering if the poles have been treated or this is a different species of bamboo and if so who carries it.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7475
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-03-14 6:43 pm   Permalink

Oceanic Arts!!! When it comes to creating an old school real Tiki Bar, you must use materials from the only real tiki masters!!!!!

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-03-15 4:16 pm   Permalink

The Rev is right!
Oceanic arts rocks for anything related to poly pop.
http://www.cosmicassociates.com/oceanic_arts_mainframe.htm

Unfortunately, their website lacks pictures of everything they offer (you have to go there - you will be TOTALLY blown away!) and they don't always have a great selection of bamboo (copious amounts of different sizes- yes, always, variety, not always).
I like this site for pictures of different styles of bamboo:
http://www.franksupply.com/bamboo.html
(it may take a while to load on a 56k modem)
I have never ordered anything from them, so I don't know how customer friendly they are (I usually head out to OA for immidiate gratification).
This site also has some bamboo too:
http://www.bamboohardwoods.com/poles.html
and I think they're even up in your neck of the woods!

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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5062
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-03-15 5:06 pm   Permalink

I think it's just the lighting. Looked like normal bamboo to me.

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 837
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2004-03-15 5:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks guys, One day I'm going to take a U-haul to Oceanic Arts. I dealt with them 9 years ago for a shrunken head and a pufferfish lamp and the guy on the ph was like a tiki enyclopdeia and gave me the run down on tiki establishments (I once lived on Oahu) in my area and what his company did back then. That place sounds like the place every tikiphile needs to take a pilgrimage to and become complete.

 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-03-15 5:24 pm   Permalink

I rub a few coats of Johnson's paste furniture wax on my bamboo construction.... gives a rich sheen... and only aging will get that nice golden amber hue that you like. Or get your friends to chain smoke in your home bar for 6 months!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7475
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-03-15 11:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-03-15 17:24, Traderpup wrote:
and only aging will get that nice golden amber hue that you like. Or get your friends to chain smoke in your home bar for 6 months!



I forgot to say that I was in Georgia. Home of Tobacco! We must have smoked 80 packs a day!!! Pure heaven!!

Arrrr!! Just joking. The Boo is actually kinda roasted when growing in China. You might notice some real dark spots? When it's green in the ground, they do that to straighten it. So, the rest of the pole gets a little extra warmth on it too!! When all the water is gone (green), the skin (yellow)has a suntan with a slight sunburn(dark). You can also learn a shit-load about bamboo if you do a search for the American Bamboo Society. I'm sure they have a chapter in a neck of the woods near you. Amazing shit!


 
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