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Where to find thatching the cheapest?
KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-07-12 5:11 pm   Permalink

I've been searching the internet for the cheapest thatching but thought I should ask the experts here... I'm looking for a 1' x 5' piece to cover a section of a hut lamp that I'm building. Any info is appreciated!!

 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2004-07-12 8:26 pm   Permalink


In the duck blind section of a large hunting supply place. I saw bundles of "natural duck blind" for around 45 bucks (so many puns to ignore). I'm not sure how many pieces were in the bundle, but it was the standard sheets of woven thatch.


 
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KAHAKA
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-07-14 3:13 pm   Permalink

Hmmmm. Seems like every place I try (Benson's, OA) requires a $100 purchase to make the shipping reasonable...

 
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FreakBear
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
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From: Springfield, Ohio
Posted: 2004-07-14 8:41 pm   Permalink

Some craft stores sell a raffia table skirt. Not exactly thatch but a palm material just the same. They may also carry bundles of dyed or natural raffia (not in the skirt) for much cheaper.
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
Posts: 924
From: North O.C.
Posted: 2004-07-14 8:54 pm   Permalink

If you're looking for thatching like the stuff in the picture below, let me know...

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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-07-14 9:01 pm   Permalink

I'm talking about the woven palm thatch that's hung over the top of bars. You used lauhala matting. Sweet bar by the way.

 
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Tiki Matt
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From: North O.C.
Posted: 2004-07-15 2:09 pm   Permalink

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I'm talking about the woven palm thatch that's hung over the top of bars


The places down here (SoCal) would be Benson's or Oceanic Arts.....You should take a weekend trip and do the L.A. / O.C. Tiki Bar crawl (kill 2 birds with one stone)!
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-07-15 2:44 pm   Permalink

the stuff you are looking for is called raincape thatch

 
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