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Tiki unique, custom made patio and tiki hut bars

About Us

Hello, my name is Lance De Pender.  Thank you so much for visiting my Tiki Unique site!  I'm a carpenter by trade and formerly a licensed builder from Michigan.  I currently reside in the quaint small town of Avon Park, Florida, affectionately known as the "city of charm".  After making my escape to the sunshine state, I turned my carpentry skills, passion for all things tropical, and a general bamboozlement, into a business where I create my own unique, handcrafted tiki bar designs, and also collaborate with my clients to develop individually tailored custom bar designs. 

    Whether it's tweaking one of my designs or a completely custom project, my initial focus is to first have a dialogue with each customer so we can create a bar or table design that is best suited to meet their functional needs and aesthetic desires. After the design hits the workshop floor, I dedicate myself to building a solid, fully sealed, beautiful piece of furniture that, with a modicum of care, will last as an heirloom.       

      Because I'm a single proprietor, my attention to detail, and my desire to build bars that will last to be gathered around for innumerable good times in the future, I'm only able to build a limited number of unique Tiki Bars, for a small clientele, who believe it's worth a short wait time to have a high quality, handcrafted Tiki Unique bar, built just for them, to be the centerpiece of their outdoor patio or indoor entertainment space.   

Humorous cartoon graphic depicts a cave man chiseling the Tiki Unique brand name onto a cave wall.
Lance Depender owner of Tiki Unique.  Builder of custom made home tiki bars in central Flo
A tropical flower wreath graphic encompassing the Hawaiian phrase Mahalo meaning thank you very much. The design can be purchased printed on 100% organic cotton t-shirts in the Tiki Unique Etsy shop
A palm tree art graphic with Avon Park, Florida in elegant cursive below it and the Tiki Unique brand logo above, that's sold printed on 100% organic cotton t-shirts in our Etsy shop.

Thank You!

donate to Hands for Homeless Avon Park,
South Florida christian furniture builder

To all of my incredible customers. Your purchases have not only allowed me to make a living doing something that I love, you are also helping to support the amazing work of the Hands for Homeless outreach of Union Church in Avon Park, FL. To learn more about the ministries work, donating items to or purchasing items from the Treasure Chest Thrift store, or about  Union Church, simply click on any of the underlined links below.

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”  Matthew 25:40



Union Church- Whether you reside or snowbird in the Avon Park/Sebring, Florida area and you're looking to join a bible believing church family that preaches good news and the thrux of who's doctrine is summed up in their mission statement / moniker "Loving God and Loving People", visit or pop in for a visit on their Facebook page.

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