tiki bar

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Project by Mike Shea posted 06-21-2007 05:43 PM 1703 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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when me and my woman moved out last summer we had a pool in the back yard. i was bored and thought it would be fun to do a project together. so we went to home depot and got some doug fir 2+4’s, then took off to the beach and picked up some bamboo. we had no clue what we wanted to build yet. she insisted that we build a stupid tiki bar for the pool area so we got to work and this is what we ended up with. a pretty cool looking rustic hawaiian tiki bar. boy oh boy did that thing get used. every night we had people over and that was the hang out spot for most of the drunks including myself. haha. but that was then. i am sober now and the bar sits in the sun rotting away.

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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#1 posted 06-21-2007 05:48 PM

Every project should have a good story. This is no exception. It was used, and now it’s not. It’s the cycle of life. I’d say have a burning party when you reach another milestone of sobriety. It might be liberating.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-21-2007 06:01 PM

I’ll have a shirley temple. Or a holey bartender, just kidding. Pretty neat idea, especially for parties. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 06-21-2007 06:57 PM

Rick and I made a tiki bar for my daughter & husband’s wedding shower a couple years ago. I set up the water cooler in behind it and a cooler full of lemons and served fresh lemonade all afternoon. Boy was that a hit!!!

The components of the bar sit in my basement, waiting for some future event. (We had at the time used an old shelf that we’d had for a couple decades and was made out of pressed wood. So, it can’t stay outside. It would be nice to make a new one and be able to leave it outdoors all the time.

Thank you for sharing this!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 07-25-2007 03:02 PM

Did you think about entering this into the Summer ‘07 Awards? Perfect garden category project!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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