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Tiki bar and deck added on to side of swimming pool deck.

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Step 1: Building the base

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The base is built with 2x3 framing and covered with luan plywood.   The top is one piece of 4x8 MDF cut to an L shape.   The posts are 4x8 rough cut poles.   Cut the top holes out and secure the posts to the deck and framed bar.

Step 2: Roof and rafters

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Probably the hardest step is the roof rafters.  I used treated 2x4's and 1x4's to create the angles and curves for the tiki illusion.   Once the frame was complete, I added plywood and covered it with felt paper.

Step 3: Roof ready for the thatch

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Whie waiting on my thatch to be delivered, added some decorations and stained.

Step 4: Thatch Roof

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The thatch was puchased from Home Depot and delivered directly to my house.   I purchased three (3) panels at a cost of about $110.00.    The thatch was placed on the roof with a overhang of about one foot.   I used rounded staples to secure the weaved thatch into the roof.

Step 5: Bar top

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The bar top was finished with pictures of our family on all our summer trips in the ocean or at the lake.   The pictures were placed on the top and a top coat of bar urethane was poured on.    Behind the bar, I put in a small refrigerator, some cabinets and a shelf.   This project took about one week to complete.
jasmith999 (author) 2 months ago

Thatch was $110, a few pieces of plywood, 2x4s, felt roofing, etc. $100. Adding all the accessories are from places I visited, garage sales, gifts, etc. The sign post was scrap lumber I had lying around. Pier posts are just treated fence posts with rope from Home Depot. I put in an old sink and a small refrigerator behind the bar too. Lit up the inside with rope LED lighting.

djeckman12 months ago

Looks great. Just wondering a ballpark figure if I wanted to put something like this in my backyard next to my pool. Thanks.

melindaloo3 years ago
Well done!!!
i have never even though of something like this. good job tho