Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuga's East Coast Tikis

Here is a tiki that I carved up this weekend. Tried a couple different techniques on this one. Overall I'm pleased with the outcome. Doing this one has already given me ideas for the next, stay tuned my friends.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Virginia Beach Tikis

Here are a few tikis that I've done either while in Virginia Beach, Virginia or for my sister in-law in Va Beach. Sure do love the east coast, good times with friends and family! Stay tiki.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

My Summer Begins and Ends With You!

Here's a tiki head sign that I did for a dear friend. Please contact me for requests and quotes. Stay Tiki my friends! Tugatikis.com

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monkey Business!

Finally got around to finishing off this tiki. It wasn't meant to resemble two monkeys, but sometime thing just end up that way. Stay tiki....

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tattoo Tiki Guy


I finally got around to finishing Tattoo this weekend. Tattoo stands 4 1/2' tall and weighs approximately 250 lbs. He looks pretty good guarding the back door. Stay tiki my friends!

Tortuga Tiki

The wife wanted a very large sea turtle (tortuga). So over the winter I carved one out of a very large stump. I was able to get it mounted this past weekend and also painted. It was a fun project. Now back to the tikis. Aloha

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tiki Bars, Tikis, and Models

Thanks to these young ladies for modeling with my tikis prior to heading off to prom. Spent the rest of the night cleaning my rifle collection until my daughter got home! In the end all was good. Stay tiki my friends.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Tiki Mon

Here's a tiki that I recently completed. I don't paint a lot of my tikis, but thought this would be a good one to do it with. Over all I think it turn out well. Stay tiki my friends!

Monday, February 22, 2016

"2Faced" Tiki

 This is a "2Faced" tiki that I did this morning. Its a little different from my original sketch, but that's cool. Tiki work is fluid and sometimes you just go where the wood takes you, whether it's north or south! Stay tiki my friends.



Monday, February 15, 2016

A Tiki Named Tattoo

Finished up this guy this morning. I have decided to call him "Tattoo". His head is mostly covered with graphics and so is his left chest giving the appearance of tattoos. He even has a tattoo sleeve on his left arm. They will show up better once I'm able to get the stain and finish on him. It's 32 degrees today so that will have to wait. Tattoo stands 4 feet tall and is approximately 175 lbs currently, but will lighten up as he dries out. Tattoo is also about 20" in diameter, now thats some girth!. Stay warm and tiki on!


Monday, February 1, 2016

Chips are flying in the Tiki Shack!


Chips were flying this morning in the tiki shack! This Tiki is 4' tall and 18" in diameter. I'd guess he's about 200 lbs currently, but will lighten up as I go. I'll post finished progress pictures of him as I go. Stay Tiki!

Monday, January 25, 2016

A change in pace and one large tortuga!


Here's a change in pace and one large tortuga. Carla and I named our tiki bar Tortuga. I choose that because, of pirate stuff like rum, of course. Carla on the other hand likes turtles, i.e.. tortugas. So heres one for the back yard.

Tiki Stirring Stick Holder

My wife asked for a stirring stick holder for the bar. This is what I came up with. Cheers!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Hello Tiki Nation!



Hello Tiki Nation, here's our latest creation! Feel free to contact us about adoption information for this fella at TugaTikis@gmail.com.  Aloha my friends and stay tiki!


Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Tiki Started. Progress Piece.

Just started this guy today. He will stand 3 1/2' tall when done. This guy is small enough that I can work on him inside, which is a good thing because it is only 18 degrees outside today. Once I have him wrapped up I will get back outside in the tiki shack. I have a tiki there I need to finish up, then I have a 5' tiki that I will be starting. Aloha, and think warmer weather.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

"Kapu Loa" Tiki born 01/07/2016

This is "Kapu Loa" meaning strictly forbidden. He was born 01-07-2016. Kapu Loa stands approximately 18" tall and is made of mulberry wood. Please contact us if interested in adopting Kapu at TugaTikis@gmail.com