• Tiki Bar

    Tiki Bar

    This is a personal project that I have been collecting and making items for over the past two years. It will probbably never be really 'finished'. Aproximately 1:6 scale - 18x30x24"

    Year
    2016
  • This bar is inspired by Pago Pago, a Tiki bar located in downtown Portland that was a popular hangout for mobsters and other shady folks in the 1940's.

  • I made the lower woven 'wood' paneling by taking a heavily textured woven upholstery fabric, painting and lacquering it, and then trimming it with bamboo harvested from my backyard.

  • The cover of the menu is based on the cocktail napkins used at the Pago Pago bar in Portland in the 1940's.

  • I made most of the bottles, glasses, and mugs by making molds and casting them in resin.

  • In order to make two matching tiki totem poles, I sculpted an original out of a lightweight paper clay. I then made a simple one part mold and cast the two you see here in plaster.

  • Tiki Bar

    Tiki Bar

    The flames on the tiki torches were made with hot glue and then painted with transparent acrylic - a technique that gives them a glow-like appearance.

  • Tiki Bar

    Tiki Bar

    For some of the furniture in this project, I have modified existing plastic (Barbie) furniture. This bar is an example where I painted it, replaced the drawer pulls, covered the top in a textured fabric, and added two shelves.

1:6 Scale Tiki Bar