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Thatch drop ceiling in the Hapa Haole Hideaway
Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-04-07 5:22 pm   Permalink

This has been a plan for a while and I went through a few ideas. I can't do it a certain way because I am renting. I finally came up with an easy, undestructive plan. With the gracious help of Brad the Beachcomber, who donated the thatch, I have nearly finished.

Here is the panel laid out in the living room. I used jute twine to tie it to 1/4 split 3 inch bamboo all around. Mainly top and bottom. A canter piece will be added too.

Here I have hung the first panel. I drilled into the stucco and ceiling, then ran 18 gauge anodized wire up through the hole. I then had to get in the attic and find the wire sticking up under the insulation. I put a screw in a stud and wrapped the wire around the screw. I then ran the wire through the 4 corners of the panel.

I added the extra cross pieces because the thatch sagged a lot. The are not tied in, just placed.

Here you see a second panel. I used the same wires from the first 2 panels to hang the second and third panels. So there are 4 wires in the center, each supporting the corner of 2 panels.


Another corner

Now I used the bottom wires and put a corner cross member.

This piece is also hung by the center wire that supports the 2 panels.

Here is a finished corner. I used scrap pieces, so it'a little rough. Just dropped the fish from his previous hook.

Here is a second finished corner with the float dropped through.

Here are the 2 finished corners.

I am out of scrap for the last 2 corners, but will try to make something work.

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Kanaloa
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: Santa Clara, CA
Posted: 2004-04-07 5:38 pm   Permalink

Nice idea and job - thanks - gives me a couple ideas myself for the upcoming bar.

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-04-07 8:19 pm   Permalink

Looks killer Swank!
Nice job.


 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2004-04-07 10:08 pm   Permalink

Very cool Swanky......is that burlap on the ceiling?

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-04-08 12:12 am   Permalink

Yeah, I covered the ceiling in burlap first. I failed to mention that. I did that a few weeks ago. That way, anything you see up there is not white. And it hides the center of the ceiling.
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Kanaka
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From: Atlanta
Posted: 2004-04-08 08:41 am   Permalink

Looking SWANK Swanky! What time is happy hour?

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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-04-08 09:39 am   Permalink

That ceiling looks great! Very ingenious way of doing it too - and the end result is awesome! too cool, too cool.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-04-08 10:20 am   Permalink

This stuff is very light and so the wires hold it fine. And when I move out, I have 12 small holes to deal with, and they may not even show.
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-08 1:37 pm   Permalink

COOOL! Nice job! It must be so much fun working on a project like that! Totally rewarding.
Why do I have a sudden urge to create some New Guinea masks?



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The Ragin' Rarotongan
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Joined: Mar 26, 2004
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From: Now, Ocala Florida
Posted: 2004-04-08 4:05 pm   Permalink

WOW! I can't believe you did that in a rental, it looks totally kik ass! gives me some great ideas on covering yucky white popcorn ceilings.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2004-04-13 11:59 pm   Permalink

Nice job, my brah...I've been away too long!

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2004-04-14 11:14 am   Permalink

That's your good ol' Jawja green bamboo up there.

 
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