Mel and I drove to a small town outside Chico to pick up a Tiki bar we found on Craigslist.
This Tiki bar was not in as good of condition as we thought it would be. All that means is I have to restore it. We plan to put this in the shop because Tiki stuff seems to be doing really well right now.
This bar looks fantastic from 20ft away but upon closer examination you can see that it will need some freshening up.
All the bamboo will need to be sanded and an application of Ipswich Pine stain will be applied. Once dry I will polyurethane everything to seal it from the elements.
The feet of this bar were made of compressed particle board. As you can see, they are rotten from water soaking into them. I purchased a 2 x 6 x 10 piece of lumber to replace all three of the rotted feet.
The Formica on top has a crack. I am going to use some creative license on the repair of the top. You will see what I am planning once I complete the bar.
This bar has a built-in cutting board, drawer and towel bar. As you can see, it has a lot of area for storage. This area will be refinished as well.
Of course the chairs will need to be refinished but the cushions are fine. They appear to have been redone recently.
I will be getting to work on this soon. It shouldn’t take long. Once restored, I am positive someone will want this in their home to enjoy for years to come.