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Wanting ideas for a tiki bar
docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-06-23 2:28 pm   Permalink

So I was taking my daughter to band camp this morning,and passed a house that the folks had just moved out.There,by the curb,was a bar!I couldn't get it into my car,so I called my husband,and bless his heart,went and picked it up.It was sitting in the driveway when my daughter and I got home.So much for background-I'd love some ideas for tikifying this bar.I figured maybe the bar rail would be cool in bamboo,but other than that,I'm open to any and all suggestions by the lovely folks of Tiki Central!Looks to be a fun summer project.

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-06-23 2:35 pm   Permalink

"this one time... at band camp... I found a tikibar..."

Could you post a pic so we know exactly what to visualize?

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docwoods
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-06-23 2:36 pm   Permalink

How serendipitous is that? I'll have my fella take some shots and put it on-I'm illerate when it comes to loading photos and stuff.

 
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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
Posts: 2464
From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2004-06-28 1:13 pm   Permalink

one thought...i picked up a simple white
bar at a liquidator store..and tiki-fied
it in this fashion.
1. made two simple tiki masks out of
pine board...sorta like bosko masks..and
glued them to the front of the bar
2. used green stone-texture to cover the
whole base of the bar (comes in spray can
at wall-mart..etc)
3. used a spray can leather texture to
cover the top of the bar and the padded
arm rest
works well and looks good...pretty inexpensive
too. good luck


 
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
Posts: 1527
From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-06-28 4:40 pm   Permalink

For what it's worth, here's mine in progress,


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docwoods
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From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-06-28 5:19 pm   Permalink

Super ideas,everyone!Please keep them coming-we'll post some pics asap.

 
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mriddle
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Joined: Sep 06, 2003
Posts: 119
From: The Valley, like totally!
Posted: 2004-06-29 10:47 am   Permalink

Raffertiki,
How do you get the stain so dark on the bambo trim? I've tried and tried, but my bamboo won't take stain easily at all, and I sand it. That is a beautiful dark color!


 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-06-29 11:38 am   Permalink

Maybe it's not stained? If you add a little oil based pigment to a shellac or varnish, or use a pigmented varnish, you can get something like that. I'm not certain if you need to sand the bamboo first to make the varnish stick.
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-06-29 11:44 am   Permalink

A technique I used with good success is to sand the bamboo, wipe on a dark OIL based stain and let it dry (only wipe it on once. If you go back to wipe it again, you wipe off the first layer). It never fully dries (sort of sticky) so I cure it with a spray lacquer. The spray lacquer dries within a few minutes and seals the coat under it. That is the technique I used to make the dark bamboo frame for Tiki-Bot (you can see it at the bottom of my frames thread for reference)

There may be other ways, the varnish stain mixture sounds interesting, I will try that sometime.

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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-29 11:50 am   Permalink

i've finished some bamboo with a mixture of Minwax Polyshade cut 4-to-1 with Lacquer thinner, applied with a foam brush.

its shiney ~ and nicely colored.


 
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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-06-29 12:23 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: TNTiki on 2004-11-06 15:51 ]


 
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freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2004-06-29 12:43 pm   Permalink

TNTiki, that's a Tiki Farm bar, but I don't remember if it's a Bosko mask, or if it's just Bosko influenced. It does look alot like Bosko's "Haku" mask, but I don't know where they came from. Is Holden around?
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5815
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-06-29 1:21 pm   Permalink

not my auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=47103&item=5505043439&rd=1

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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2004-06-29 1:24 pm   Permalink

The bar is by Krypton, but don't know if they have anything to do with the farm. Bosko used to make the masks for Krypton, then they "borrowed" the design from him and had someone else make it. Looks Bosko to me.

 
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mattfink
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Joined: May 05, 2003
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-06-29 2:29 pm   Permalink

Here's one I built recently:



...not really complicated, but very solid and functional.


 
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