How To Build A Tiki Bar

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How To Build A Tiki Bar

This document shows how our Bamboo slats can be used to build a tiki bar with a tropical look! Each one of these single slats are 6 foot long and ~1.75" wide and ~ .25" thick. Bundles of 50 will cover about 7 feet at the 6 foot height, and about 14.5 ft if the slats are cut down to 3 foot.

To work with slats at the 3 foot height, you can use a table saw or a skill saw to cut the 6 foot slats in half to 3 foot (36"). To make a clean cut when working with the bamboo slats, be sure to use a blade that has 120 teeth or greater (plywood blade).

It is recommended to use furring strip on the wall in two places giving you some "substance" to attach the slats. Now secure the slats with a nails (gun) or screws (predrill). If you are working with a surface that you know an adhesive will adhere to, you can use Liquid Nails. Many times, a frame is constructed from traditional lumber and plywood and the bamboo is used to cover the framework.

Add Some Accent!

  • Add a 4" diameter "half Round" to cover your corners!
  • Hang some thatch panels to spice up the project!
  • Replace traditional plywood with Cali bamboo plywood!

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