Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

Adventures of Corbin: (Almost) Stranded at Sea

Yesterday, I took the sailboat out to pick up my crab traps. There was a calm between the California downpours at Moss Landing but I could see the rains falling in nearby Monterey. I braved... [read more]
Adventures, Sailing

Photography: Big Sur Sunrise

On my last trip I brought my regular Canon DSLR and the Mavic Air. The drone can get in some spots that I just can’t make it to. The picture quality is quite good, especially... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Pelicans by the Coast

I’m not entirely happy with this photo, but I’m going to post it anyways. I don’t feel like there is enough going on in the entire left hand quadrant of the photo to make it... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Through the Trees

Like the last photo, I took this one while on a short trip down Big Sur. If you stop at some of the overlooks you can do short hikes and get some interesting viewpoints through... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Big Sur and Succulents

So, Lexi and I did a short camper trip down the coast and I brought the camera along. I took this with my Canon 5D.  For more details on what I use, check out my... [read more]
Photography

The Second Treehouse in 2000 – Interior Shots – part 10

Here I am with my velour sweater. I loved velour and I’d scour all the vintage and used clothing stores to find them. I’d buy them even if they were too big for me. I... [read more]
Treehouses
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The Second Treehouse in 2000 – Close Exterior Shots – part 9

More photos! Coming into the treehouse:     The back deck, with lots of plants starting to grow:
Treehouses

Utility Sink & Concrete Counter Top

This is an older project, but I’m going to document a few details and share the SketchUp file so other people can repeat it. I needed a small utility sink to replace a cheap plastic... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

The Second Treehouse in 2000 – Exterior Views – part 8

I’m still converting pages over. Here are a *lot* of pictures from back in 2000. It is hard to imagine that this was 18 years ago.
Treehouses

The Second Treehouse in 1999 – Furnished – part 7

I’m still converting old web pages from the late 90’s to a “modern” WordPress format. Here are some pictures from 8/26/1999! I had just tossed in some furniture and was planning to move in that... [read more]
Treehouses

Live Edge Oak Coffee Table

This table is for sale!  $400. Shipping is negotiable, but I prefer a local sale (Santa Cruz, or the Bay Area). Email me if you are interested (corbin at corbinstreehouse dot com). The table is... [read more]
Woodworking
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Woodworking Plans Organization

Hey Everyone! I’ve reorganized a lot of information on my site to make things easier to find. Here are all woodworking plans (SketchUp files) for you to download: Woodworking Plans by Corbin Dunn
Woodworking
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The Second Treehouse in 1999 – Before Move In Day – part 6

These are from 8/16/1999. The day before I moved into my treehouse. I spent about 5 years in the treehouse before moving out. It survived 10 years before falling to the ground.   
Treehouses

Slab Leveling Router Jig / Planing Sled

I’ve got a ton of oak slabs from a tree I milled, and I need a good jig to flatten them. I recalled reading a Fine Woodworking article where Nick Offerman made a jig, and... [read more]
Project Videos, Woodworking

The Second Treehouse in 1999 – The Interior Comes Along – part 5

Just a page of pictures that I posted to my site back on May 6th, 1999.   This is a picture of the stairs going up to the house. The railing is made of some... [read more]
Treehouses

The Second Treehouse in 1999 – Outside Pictures – part 4

The is a continuation on my series reminiscing about the second treehouse that I built. Previously, I showed initial design, construction starting, and then the house starting to appear.  Back in May 1999 I put... [read more]
Treehouses

The Second Treehouse in 1999 – A House Appears – part 3

Here are some pictures that come from April 6th, 1999. I started construction of this treehouse back in 1998, but it took me about a year to complete it. I recall that my dad got... [read more]
Treehouses

Working Large Slabs – Introduction

I made a router jig for flattening large slabs. It is based off of Nick Offerman’s design that I saw in an issue of Fine Woodworking a few years ago. I’ll draw up the dimensions... [read more]
Woodworking
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The Second Treehouse in 1998 – Construction Begins – part 2

This is a continuation of The Second Treehouse in 1998 – part 1. Once I had the floor layout I could start building the treehouse. The entire process took about a year from start to... [read more]
Treehouses

The Second Treehouse in 1998 – Why and the Floor – part 1

Back in about 1998 I decided to build a proper treehouse to live in. A lot of this information comes from my website back in the early 2000’s when I documented the build process, and... [read more]
Treehouses

Silhouette Images from Color Pictures for Vinyl Cutting

  Hi Everyone! I’ve been using color images to create black and white silhouette images that I can convert to a vector and cut out on vinyl. It is pretty easy to do, so I... [read more]
Project Videos, Vinyl Cutter Projects

Custom Etched Stainless Steel Kitchen Backsplash

I bought a $40 stainless steel piece from a big box store and etched it myself to create a custom backsplash for my kitchen. It wasn’t too hard to do, and you can do it... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Vinyl Cutter Projects

How Much Money Does My Site Make?

My website has always been a labor of love. I originally started it when I was about 14 years old in 1992 as a way of showing the world my treehouse. It then became a... [read more]
General

My First Treehouse (pt2) 1997

This is a continuation of “My First Treehouse”. Below are some pictures I scanned of it back in 1997. All text is written by me back then. —   I scanned these pics that I... [read more]
Treehouses
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My First Treehouse (pt1) 1992

I’m converting some of my old website into proper blog entries.  Below is some text that I wrote back in 1992 when I was 14 years old and made my first website. All phrases and... [read more]
Treehouses

Vector Image Stencil Art

I’ve been spending some time creating vector images out of photographs. My main purpose was to be able to create some cool stencils and vinyl stickers. Check out Making Vector Images from Pictures for Vinyl... [read more]
General, Vinyl Cutter Projects

Updated WordPress Theme for 2018

After many years, I finally updated my theme for WordPress.
Apple, Coding

Hosting WordPress Locally on macOS for Theme Development

Whenever I want to refresh my Wordpress website design I like to host the entire site locally on my Mac so I can freely develop things without affecting my live website.
Apple, Coding

Making Vector Images from Pictures for Vinyl Cutting

In this video I’ll create custom silhouette vector images for use in a vinyl cutter such as the Silhouette Cameo. I walk through the basics on how to do this in Adobe Illustrator.    ... [read more]
Project Videos, Vinyl Cutter Projects

Kitchen Remodel: Black Concrete Countertops

I’ve been wanting to remodel my kitchen ever since I first moved into my house over 10 years ago. I am finally getting around to it, and concrete countertops have been in my idea plan... [read more]
Project Hutchinson
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Kitchen Remodel Progress

My kitchen remodel is going slow, but I finally got to the point where I could install some of the cabinets! Next up will be a concrete countertop.
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

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