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I built myself a Tiki Hut

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Ron-P, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Ron-P

    Ron-P Well-Known Member

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    I'm just about finished. All that's left is a bit of staining, waterproofing and seeding between all the stones, and maybe a bit more decor.

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    Do you ever listen to Martin Denny or other exotica?

    I've got a yard that is just plain grass. Those pictures give me some ideas about how I could spice things up.

    I kind of liked that tiki idol by the palm tree. I guess you thought it was overkill with the one on the hut? I hope you at least left that partially submerged one where it was in the fifth photo?
     
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    That's very fun. It wouldn't quite go without the palm trees here in NY...
     
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    Actually Greg, that Tiki by the plam broke when it was hit by a falling 2x4. So, it got moved, it's the partially submerged one now. Party City had the plastic mask of that for $5. I sprayed the inside with oil, filled it with mortar and made several concrete Tiki's. I then painted and clear coated them.
     
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    I was just reading about your method in your old thread. I see you ended up finding other faces for variety. I saw some at Garden Ridge the other day (and thought of your project), but I don't remember if they were different from the ones you have.

    I'm sad that your tiki broke. If I'm not mistaken, that was your firstborn that you showed from the pre-paint stage in the other thread. [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm...I don't see any diagonal bracing. Don't think that will pass earthquake codes in California these days.

    When I was a child, I was inspired by Thor Heyerdahl to build a raft from scrap wood in my backyard. I called it the "Kon Leakey". [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, a non-livable structure, free standing, does not need to meet any city codes.
     
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    Why do I feel like this is a game of "Find the Tiki?"

    AH, there it is, but I can't find it in the 4th and 6th picture (from the top)..

    Anybody else?


    P.S. great job Ron... when's the party? :)

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    Looks great Ron !!
     
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    Looks great! You are very creative.

    One suggestion: you could put a thatched roof of palm fronds (real or artificial) over the courrogated metal roof. That might cool things off and quiet things down if it rains. If you do an internet search for "tiki thatch" you'll find some sites that sell the stuff.
     
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    Here's a few updated pics as of today, and yes, the lantern's light up. I have them wired via my Malibu low-voltage system.

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    Are you now building a miner's camp with the box of dynamite and the pickaxe?
     
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    Originally Posted by Bob McLaughlin

    Ron: Awesome job. Must've been a fun project.
     
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    Thanks guys!


    That is kind of the direction it's going, sort of. I'm taking idea's from the Indiana Jone Ride and The Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.

    What I really want are some wood barrel's, no idea where I can find those though, at least inexpensively.
     
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    Where's the 5.1 setup and projection screen?

    What? You mean this is not a revolution in home theater design?
     
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    Originally Posted by Ron-P Not to mention the original Tiki Room itself, of course!
     
  18. Dennis Nicholls

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    Original Tiki Room? The one with all the animatronic birds?

    I'm going the other way for my backyard, and turning it into a vinyard. Looks like I'm in good shape for some prime cab grapes.

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    Ron,
    Too bad you cant find the "Barker Bird" from the Adventureland enterance from Disneyland. (May he Rest In Peace). HAHA!

    Do you have the 50th Anniversary box set with all the audio, music ride-thrus through the years? Its on there.
     
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