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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-07-08 12:23 am   Permalink



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suburbanpagan
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From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-07-08 01:33 am   Permalink

fantastic, monkeyman! Did you get your Lauhala matting from Oceanic Arts? Gotta get me some for my pagan sanctuary (in progress)! thanks for the visual lesson...it's really well thought out!

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-07-08 05:43 am   Permalink

Beautiful!

Thanks for the step-by-step. Makes me wanna re-do the whole house.

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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:29 am   Permalink

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On 2004-07-08 00:23, Monkeyman wrote:
. Voila, Instant Hut. The whole process took a weekend.



looks like Mrs Monkeyman is a good helper! beautiful transformation ... thanks for the step by step instructions.. inspirational!

elicia


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-07-08 10:58 am   Permalink

Great job Monkeyman!
This will be another helpful archive for future Tiki Central huts.
Hanford should come out with a book with all these helpful hints.

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Kanaka
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Joined: Jun 02, 2003
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From: Atlanta
Posted: 2004-07-08 11:57 am   Permalink

Monkeyman,

Great installation!!! Have you seen the bamboo mat board available at several suppliers? It's the Lauhala matting processed into a 4x8 solid board that's flexible enough to roll for shipping, but sturdy enough to install over studs without sheetrock or plywood just like wood paneling. There's also a company that produces ceiling tiles from bamboo mat board. I did a yahoo search for bamboo board and bamboo mat board. I wonder cost wise if it's cheaper to make your own like you did or buy the pre-made board?

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8FT Tiki
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-07-08 12:32 pm   Permalink

WOW. That is very thorough and well illustrated. THANKS! Great of you to take the time to post this. I hope to be using your technique in the future.
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-07-08 1:27 pm   Permalink

The luan ply is $10 p/sheet(4'x8') at the major home improvement stores and the Lauhala was a steal at $16 per sheet from Bensons Imports. Total cost for a 4x8 sheet is roughly $28 (including the cost of contact cement and paint rollers).


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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2004-07-08 2:17 pm   Permalink

Monkeyman - great step by step. It also answers many questions about bamboo that we've seen in the forum. Nice job, and thanks for the post. I'm sure this is one many TC members will refer to in the future.
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-07-21 5:21 pm   Permalink

Ooooooooo, that shore looks mighty fine! Chiki's tiki too!

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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2004-07-24 08:18 am   Permalink


At the outdoor Lagoon Lounge - I put up Lahaula on the ceiling with rusted staples. Lots of sags. It actually looks pretty cool and island-y but will deteriorate over time I'm sure.

Your method looks pretty failsafe for outside bars in humid conditions.

Thanks for the pictures for us directionaly challenged.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-25 07:29 am   Permalink

Yes, Supurb step by step instructions. You make it look so easy. And to take time to photograph the process with sticky glue all around was going above and beyond. It looks so easy I may have to try it soon, Thanks
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mattfink
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Joined: May 05, 2003
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From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-07-26 06:33 am   Permalink

I use a finish nailer/air compressor to nail the bamboo and never have any splitting problems. The nails are very thin and pretty invisible once you get the right amount of air pressure set up. Not having to drill really saves a ton of time.

 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-07-26 08:58 am   Permalink

Thanks for the tip Mattfink. The method I posted is certainly not the only way to do it. I have never owned a nail gun/compressor so I appreciate that insight. I would be curious to see up close photos of what the nail heads look like in the Bamboo.



 
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vwtikigirl
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Joined: Jan 01, 2004
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From: austin
Posted: 2004-07-26 09:27 am   Permalink

Where did you purchase the black bamboo?

 
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