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I'll start with some links and then try to post pics.

Please bare with me as I'm not a computer photo tech.

http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=16725&forum=18&hilite=Bamboo Ben

http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=27144&forum=18&hilite=bamboo ben

http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=20143&forum=18&hilite=Bamboo Ben

http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=30181&forum=1&start=0


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build stuff for you!
http://www.myspace.com/bambooben

I'm already zapped trying to find/post links. Photos are going to be worse. Arrrrr!!!

Anyone out there want to find BBB pics and post here would be awesome!!

Forbidden Island, Luau bev hills, Sams Seafood, Don the Beachcomber, Hale Tiki,
KON TIKI TUCSON, Mark Walsh's Office at Pixar, Busters Beach House, Tonga Lei Room Malibu, Mugoomba, Caliente REEF.....etc.

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2010-07-01 20:25 ]

ok. fingered out the photo gig. will start posting pics in No Order or Date.

[ Edited by: revbambooben 2010-07-12 20:48 ]

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zond2 posted on Thu, Jul 1, 2010 10:43 PM

Ben
I've got some interior shots of the Kon Tiki in this set from the "Relight the Night" event.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157623719392137/

We're waiting for pics, we know you can do it! :D

To put a crack in the dike that will brake open and release a flood of images once Ben figures out how EASY image-posting really is here, I will show just TWO of his fine works:

I believe this fine wall hanging is composed out of materials beachcombed from the first renovation of Sam's Seafood to Kona?
The next one is very personal, dated 2001:


I have been, Ben :)

Release the BEN!

Ben, you leave me with no choice but to post pictures for you, the tiki world demands it!

(I will delete these pics whenever you are ready to post your own, just let me know)

Tiki Lee Tiki Hideaway (not to be confused with Tiki Lee's)
May 2002




160 more pictures here

Tikitastic's Bar
January 2008





More pics and comments here

Queen Kamehameha
Where to start???!!!
Bar - September 2006



The Desert Jewel - May 2007



The Tree House - 2010





Lots more pictures and comments here

Frankie's Next?

[ Edited by: MadDogMike 2010-07-05 15:47 ]

No. Instead, one of Ben's most famous A-Frames!:

Sven Kirsten's bathroom:

:)

"Forbidden Island, Luau bev hills, Sams Seafood, Don the Beachcomber, Hale Tiki,
KON TIKI TUCSON, Mark Walsh's Office at Pixar, Busters Beach House, Tonga Lei Room Malibu, Mugoomba, Caliente REEF.....etc."

Is that all your work too Ben? Damn you've been busy!!!

Ben BUILDS Tiki Bars while other people just talk about them.

it's my art. I call them "Installations".

will post more soon.

work first.

On 2010-07-05 16:12, bigbrotiki wrote:
No. Instead, one of Ben's most famous A-Frames!:

Sven Kirsten's bathroom:

:)

Awesome Sven!!!

I think Holden might have a few of these lovely one of a kind

A-Frames for sale at his Tiki Farm booth at Tiki Oasis 10.

On 2010-07-05 22:43, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ben BUILDS Tiki Bars while other people just talk about them.

or "Ben builds the tiki bars that other people talk about"

Forbidden Island
April 2006





Comments here

[ Edited by: MadDogMike 2010-07-06 01:11 ]

Awesome.
it's about time...
Don't forget your Art Shack in the Laguna museum!

T

Here's to you Ben :D

On 2010-07-07 12:31, TikiTres wrote:
Here's to you Ben :D

soooooooo true.

Just scanned and uploaded a bunch of "Pre Bamboo Ben Art" over on Facebook.

should I use flicker here??

shutterfly seems to eat my pics.

Ben, I would re-upload them to the TC server - we've been burned before by other servers :) Let me know if you need help

M

Dude!!!!!

Can u come to my house! I'll have to win the lottery, but i'll be calling you first! Fine work!!!! You've obviously been doing this for a long time and don't need the props from the likes of me, but i am very impressed!

metalhead

Built this a while back for that SHAG guy :wink:...

He has it up now at Laguna Beach Art Museum show called

Art Shack.

water feature at the Shark Cove in Bermuda Dunes.

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2010-07-07 20:18 ]

Very kool Ben love the Shark cove .

Love those cushions that go around the room!
Used to have one of them in the mobilehome i used to live in back early 90's. Sooo Great to see the accumulation of your brains,talent,and muscle here in one thread! That fine art work from the late 80's is pretty dern cool as well! If y'all haven't seen it-go check it out on facebook.NOW!

MAhalos everyone!

The last few pics are a Teardrop Trailor/ rolling bar interior.


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build stuff for you!
http://www.myspace.com/bambooben

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2010-07-08 21:00 ]

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On 2010-07-08 10:19, RevBambooBen wrote:
MAhalos everyone!

The last few pics are a Teardrop Trailor/ rolling bar interior.

Sweet! Nothin better than a bar on wheels!

thank you MDM for pointing out how easy it is now to post pics.

how long has it been there??

D'oh!!

It was here when I arrived in '08
:lol: :D :lol:

Great art Ben, keep postin'!!!

( tiki) Art Shack at Laguna Art Museum


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build stuff for you!
http://www.myspace.com/bambooben

http://www.ocregister.com/entertainment/shack-258100-art-shacks.html?pic=1

check out photo 23/23. I made it to the big time!!!! YeeHaw!

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2010-07-16 20:35 ]

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GROG posted on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 11:00 AM

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Kick-ass pics Ben - Thanks for posting these - each installation a principal example of poly-pop. You are THE prime-mover of tiki installations and for that alone another feather in my cap of things to be proud of from my hometown.

I salute you, sir! (oh and keep posting please, we know there's plenty more to follow.)

G

That f'n tiki trailer is f'n sweet!

I got a '65 VW bus in "storage." Now I want you to make it into a rolling tiki bar car! You know anyone involved with a car show like pimp my ride or overhaulin'? They could get you and C'Al to do all the fancy tiki stuff on it. I don;t think you'd have a problem with the show deadlines. Probably finish a day early and mess up the "Are they going to get it done in time?' ending. That's always high drama...
When it happens, tell them I only want one tv in it, with no video game console. A massage chair in the driver's seat would be pretty cool too.

Someday I'll live in that van; I am sure of it.
Buzzy Out!

B

what an Awesome legacy of stuff from The One and Only Bamboo Ben.
Heres some of his fotos.
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After Pics....a tiki bar is really never done!

More after pics...these were taken in July 2009

The Bamboo Ben tiki mug overlooking the tiki room:

more stuff...

trying to finger out how to post more pics but the pic poster dealy won't let me delete the previously post pics. Is there a time limit or sumpin?

Moohalos!!

Ben are you talking about the Image upload on TC?
if so the photos are posted for 24 hours until it clears the last images posted.

B

Finally got to see Frankies yesterday...the inside of the place was very cool...outside it was 117 degrees! Bet you dropped 20lbs of sweat building that place out...

I'm starting to get the hang of it. Editing this post is gonna be a nightmare though...

....Ramdom Order!!

On 2010-07-26 22:08, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Ben are you talking about the Image upload on TC?
if so the photos are posted for 24 hours until it clears the last images posted.

ATP Moohalo!

I'm fingering it out now. (i think)

On 2010-07-27 20:54, RevBambooBen wrote:

On 2010-07-26 22:08, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Ben are you talking about the Image upload on TC?
if so the photos are posted for 24 hours until it clears the last images posted.

ATP Moohalo!

I'm fingering it out now. (i think)

Don't Finger it out to much Ben,you could go blind! :lol:

DEAD FINK!
forgot about that!
you sir, are a true arteest!

T

Thanks for posting all this eye candy, Ben. Spectacular work - every aspect rocks! G

Ben are you talking about the Image upload on TC?
if so the photos are posted for 24 hours until it clears the last images posted.

Here's a shortcut in case you encounter it...

if you want access to a photo you loaded
AFTER that 24 hours
go to the post that has the picture you want
click "edit"
and it'll show you your post AND the codes for the photos
you just copy the code you want
Cancel the edit
and paste that copied code where you want...

Love those Palm frond masks middle of the page
raw and rarin ta go!

GO BEN GO!!! So much amazing stuff, keep it coming!

Wow you are a super star. Wendy

On 2010-07-29 09:43, danlovestikis wrote:
Wow you are a super star. Wendy
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It's all their fault!!


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build stuff for you!
http://www.myspace.com/bambooben

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2010-08-02 20:06 ]

BB,

Glad you fingered out, enjoy seeing your mad stuff.

How bout some old Eli pics as well when you get time?

DC

T

Very cool to see all your stuff in one place! When's the Bamboo Ben Taschen book coming out?

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