Dressing Up The Home With A Tiki Hut Dressing Up The Home With A Tiki Hut
Adding a tiki hut to your back yard landscaping can add a dramatic tropical flair. Not only do they look great, but they can withstand major weather situations. Mostly a tiki hut would be built near a pool, but they can be moved to any area of your yard.
Decide Where to Build Your Tiki Hut
The first thing you want to think about is where you are going to build your tiki hut. Most commonly by the pool, but if you do not have one, as the center piece of your patio would also be a good place. Make sure there is enough room for the tiki hut. Typically a tiki hut is over 10 feet high and 9 feet wide.
Frame the Hut
Using large cedar planks and bamboo poles you will need to build the frame of the tiki hut. The bamboo poles are driven into the ground and stand level for the roof. The cedar planks are then used to span across the roof for a stable platform for the leaves.
Add Palm Leaf Roof
Over 10,000 leaves can make up the roof of a tiki hut. Using silk leaves, or palm leaves, weave them together to build the roof and keep it rain proof. The trick is to make it full so add as many leaves as you want. As long as it is tight and weaved together it will keep off the rain.