Tikis made of coconut or palm wood are usually the best economic way to enhance your pool or outdoor area. Usually they are fairly affordable for about $200 for a 40", $300 for a 60" and $450 for a 70". While the grain of the coconut can be a little "boring" compare to Acacia Koa, Monkey Pod or other tropical wood, there are ways to enlight the finish of a coconut Tiki.
We recommend to use Thompson water sealant for outdoor use to give a natural finish which will protect the Tiki carving against the element.
If you wish to give a stain to your Tiki sculpture then a Polyehturene from Min-Wax works great! The beauty is that you can choose from many available different finish (from light brown to mahogany).
Another option is to burn with a torch the outer carvings of the Tiki which will bring some accents to it. Again upon completion apply a clear finish to protect the Tiki.
At last, if you wish to get your paint brushes out... a painted coconut can be a lot of fun and become a conversation piece at your next barbecue party.
For more information on how to finish your Tiki, please contact Tikimaster or visit http://www.tikimaster.com