Friday, July 31, 2009
This is one of the many incredible Munk Tiki creations going in the 24 ft bar case. Paul and Miles were incredibly generous in sharing with me their collection. Most very rare, and many collectors around the world would kill for. This one, the top bullion piece removes, a liquor concoction of your choice is poured in, then sipped with straws through holes in the top. This is one of 50 produced. Can't wait to unwrap all the others sitting in boxes, waiting to be displayed.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is the wall that has been created to separate the upstairs office/storage from the bar. This will also serve as a screen to play vintage surf, current surf, relevant tiki/hawaiian/mid century films(dvd's) from a projector that will be suspended from the ceiling. Can't tell from this photo angle, but the wall is much larger then it seems, 28 ft. high. Below is the kitchen, to the left is the dishwashing area through the doorway, and to the right is the entryway to the new dining area.
I am looking for the Brady Bunch episode in Hawaii, without buying the whole season. Anyone have it, let me know.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
View looking down on bar from what will be storage and office. Last look as a wall will be completed next week closing this view forever. Although a little peep hole from the office might not be a bad idea. Maybe a little creepy. Love that 18 foot front window from any angle. The blue is just a film protecting the clear acrylic. Neat light though.
The next couple of weeks are very important as the interior space is really going to come together. The tiki cabinets in the main dining will be installed. The garage doors and front doors will be installed. The dry wall will be taped and painted. The electrical and plumbing will do much of their finish work. The wood slat wall treatments will be installed. The front bar tiki cabinets will be fabricated and installed. We might even be able to air condition the interior for the crew, which have been working in 115 plus degree days. Lots about to happen. Oh, and the interior stucco will most likely be complete, along with pouring the kitchen and back bar floors, and the bar and dining cement finish floors. I believe we will have the canopies over the bar built and the tiled walls behind the bar and in between the bathrooms in the next 3 weeks. Oh, and after that the tile in the restrooms and custom cement sinks. I will photograph and upload on here the changes next Thursday and then the following Friday.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Great to see the openings to the patio area. The garage doors will go in next week. Really going to be wonderful when all the doors on both sides of the patio are rolled up and the entire restaurant will feel open air. Can't wait for October and some cooler weather.
Drywall pretty much complete after these last pieces are cut and placed in around upper window above garage doors. The windows have been framed in and glass will be installed tomorrow, but if I were these guys I would wait. 114 degrees and I want all the air flow I can get.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The ceiling will be exposed, so a white plastic sheet is added over the pink insulation. For one a better visual, also no fiberglass particles falling down onto customers.
I am not happy with how this ceiling will look, we really should have gone with steel support, more architecturally appealing, but budget constraints are a constant. The wood supports look a bit cheap to me and uninteresting. Have to sacrifice some pieces of the puzzle to get others though.