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I built myself a Tiki Hut


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#1 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted April 25 2009 - 05:00 AM

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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#2 of 33 OFFLINE   Jay Taylor

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Posted April 25 2009 - 05:59 AM

Great job Ron! That's a really good enhancement to your yard.

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#3 of 33 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted April 25 2009 - 07:07 AM

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?

#4 of 33 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted April 25 2009 - 07:30 AM

That's very fun. It wouldn't quite go without the palm trees here in NY...

#5 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted April 25 2009 - 05:53 PM

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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?

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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#6 of 33 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted April 25 2009 - 06:08 PM

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. Posted Image

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Posted April 26 2009 - 01:30 PM

Hmmm...I don't see any diagonal bracing. Don't think that will pass earthquake codes in California these days.

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#8 of 33 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted April 26 2009 - 01:54 PM

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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. Posted Image

You are not mistaken, that was my firstborn. Sad, yes but he still has a home in the yard.


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Hmmm...I don't see any diagonal bracing. Don't think that will pass earthquake codes in California these days.
Actually, a non-livable structure, free standing, does not need to meet any city codes.
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Posted April 27 2009 - 12:26 AM

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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#10 of 33 OFFLINE   Alf S

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Posted April 28 2009 - 02:36 PM

Looks great Ron !!
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Posted April 29 2009 - 01:28 AM

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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Posted September 02 2009 - 01:41 PM

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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Posted September 03 2009 - 02:23 AM

Are you now building a miner's camp with the box of dynamite and the pickaxe?
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Posted September 03 2009 - 02:31 AM



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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.
Bob:  Don't you know it never rains in Southern California...?  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif

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


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Posted September 03 2009 - 04:22 AM

Thanks guys!


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Are you now building a miner's camp with the box of dynamite and the pickaxe?
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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Posted September 03 2009 - 04:50 AM

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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Posted September 03 2009 - 05:01 AM



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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.
That seemed kind of obvious to me, Ron.  Seems like you're taking some hints from the queue to the Jungle Cruise ride as well!    Not to mention the original Tiki Room itself, of course!

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Posted September 03 2009 - 05:31 AM

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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Posted September 03 2009 - 05:45 AM

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

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Posted September 03 2009 - 06:08 AM

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And you've got options if you can't find the real thing! 

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