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Old 06-06-2002, 10:08 AM
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Anybody know where to get the grass skirting that is seen on Tiki Huts? I think this would be a cool addition to the deck I am building. Thanks.
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I just go the the uncleared lot across the street with my machete in hand and start chopping away...

But seriously, I wouldn't know how you get a hold of palm frondes in OK.
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But seriously, I wouldn't know how you get a hold of palm frondes in OK.
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thanks nick

jeez -- didn't know i was going to have to take out a loan.
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My wife used to get a mail order catalog from a company that has all kinds of tropical stuff for parties in it. I will try and find one for you. This stuff is not going to be real palm but it will be a lot cheaper.
 
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Here's a couple I researched a while ago:

Roofthatch.com

Nauticaltropical.com

Tropicalshade.net

Africanthatch.com

Safarithatch.com This is an awesome site.

Hope that helps a bit......
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My girlfreind has done a couple of them. She used Palmetto Fronds over chicken wire. She said to start from the outside and work to the top. I don't know about Oklahoma, but here in Florida, there is no shortage of Pallmettos. Said it lasts about three years.

They are the greener plants in the picture.
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Hey eyezlee if you find a good deal on a tiki roof kit, please let me know! I also just built a deck at the lake house, and a tiki bar would be GREAT! I am in Ks. so we have the same "location" problem!
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I'm actually thinking of using the bamboo "fencing" first to give a little privacy on one end. I had no idea this stuff was so high. It will definitely have to wait until cooler weather arrives.
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