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What the hell to do with a really low ceiling (and a fireplace)
Tiki Diablo
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From: socal
Posted: 2004-04-08 11:35 am   Permalink

Woody, I would do some Maori swirls on the wood and do a tiki mug shelf on top of the mantel. Swirls can be painted or carved out with a router. I would then have a storage cart on wheels slip into there and roll out when you need it. Somethin like a buffet or a secondary bar.

 
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atomictonytiki
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Joined: May 14, 2002
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2004-04-08 4:02 pm   Permalink

On this US telly show they build a giant tiki head over the fireplace..

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/monsterhouse/houses/tropical/tropical.html

you could do it with chicken wire and plaster, you could even build some side shelves and hide any bad carpentry with plaster and paint.


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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-04-09 1:59 pm   Permalink

"and I do not mean a cheezey one like on Monster House"

Classic! I hated that thing! I loved the concept, just their execution was a little weak I think.

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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2004-04-10 12:57 am   Permalink

Have a drink or two and visualize Trader Woody... it will come to you... there's a lot of potential to your space! At least you have a house to work with!







 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-04-11 4:06 pm   Permalink

Lake Surfer,

That is both amazing and hilarious! When the pictures came up, I must have been like a cartoon character rubbing both eyes with his fists in disbelief!! It looks better than it ever could in real life!

Some very fine ideas in there, but one thing that's a definite is that prints of the photos you did will be framed and mounted in the Lono Lounge.

Cheers!
Trader Woody


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-04-11 7:35 pm   Permalink

If your ceiling is low, why not paint it midnight blue (almost black) and put glow in the dark dots on the ceiling to look like stars? In dim light it would make the ceiling look sky high!

I'm to short to be able to read ceiling postcards. I hope my advice does not come too late. Because as we all know, it's all about me.


 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2004-04-11 11:21 pm   Permalink

Makes it worth making the images! Would be scary-realistic if I spent some real time on them... Now you have to support Bosko, Tiki Farm and Seamus since I "placed" their work in your room...

Here's a look with the lights dimmed...



Good luck with your project... savor and enjoy every minute!

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Trader Woody
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From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-04-13 12:51 pm   Permalink

Super-cool lighting effects! I'm already finding that I go downstairs expecting to see it looking like your photos and suddenly being hit with the sad reality!

The fireplace will definitely go the Tiki with flaming torches route, though the 'volcanic' rock will probably have to be local Lancashire quarry stone.....

Tikifish, the far room's ceiling could well be painted in the style you mentioned - it's a great idea! (Plus, it'll take me years just to get enough postcards for the main room). We're all short-arses in the TW household too, so there's never going to be anything too high up!

Trader Woody


 
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