Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

Project Hutchinson

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

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

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

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

Kitchen Cabinets: Introduction and Sketchup

I’m remodeling my kitchen and building new cabinets out of alder wood. I like to remember what I did, so I’ll write up some details for the next wood working project I tackle. The first... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Video: Custom Tap Handle from Redwood and Steel

Here I hack together a custom tap handle for my homebrew kegerator setup. Some quick work on my lathe followed by a little bit of minimal woodworking to get something looks a lot better than the stock handle.
Beer, General, Project Hutchinson, Project Videos

Utility sink counter top: The Sculpin IPA Counter

I wanted to touch up some of the areas next to my newly remodeled bathroom, and the laundry room needed a new utility sink. The plastic piece of crap I had was junk and I... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity / Remodel – Project Completed!

A “walk around” video of my vanity: I’m super happy with how it turned out! A nice eco friendly concrete countertop:
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos

Bathroom Vanity: Counter Top (part II)

Some pictures of it roughly installed:    THE SPROCKET EMBEDDED!
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Concrete Counter Top

The project continues with a nice counter top. I wanted to go for concrete as I’m fascinated by it, and got two concrete counter top books by Cheng and some premixed stuff from his website (more... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Woodworking & Finishing Completed

I’ve had the bathroom vanity completed, and I’ve been behind on posting progress. Some of the finishing setup: After finishing, I screwed the drawer fronts on: It is now sitting in my bathroom and I’m... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom Vanity: Sanded, and Starting to Finish

I finished up the drawers. I used the Bessey clamps to keep things straight and tight, and also to pull close any gaps on the end: After that, some still had some tiny gaps…I mixed... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity: Taking Shape

My bathroom vanity is starting to finally look like something.  Here it is dry fitted before glue up: The process will be to put one side on The back, and then the other side: Then... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity Notes

These are mainly notes to myself on building my downstairs bathroom vanity (cabinet). Face frame construction was normal pocket hole screws and works well for the face and back frame (back side seen here): In... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Kickback! and the bathroom vanity cabinet

I started planing some wood down to ¾” thickness for my bathroom vanity cabinet:   As I was ripping one pice to width a small sliver came loose; there was a crack in the end... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom Vanity Cabinet: Free SketchUp Model Download!

Here is my downstairs bathroom cabinet design in Sketchup: A quick rendering:   And placed in my bathroom setup:   Download the free cabinet SketchUp model: Downstairs bathroom cabinet 2015.skp    
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

How to make a custom bee hive stand

I’ve been keeping bees for about a month now. I absolutely love the little girls! My friend, Stefan from A Jar Of Honey in San Jose, gave me a hive to get started. I needed... [read more]
General, Project Hutchinson

New fruit trees

I got a few new fruit trees and shrubs last weekend! The new peach tree is far back right (hard to see), behind the apple tree (no leaves right now). A new blueberry bush (TODO:... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Downstairs Bathroom Remodel – Tiling the shower

My downstairs guest bathroom remodel project continues. Last status was posted in “Downstairs Bathroom Remodel, shower pan, etc“. After I built the shower pan, I installed the 1/2″ cement backer board, being sure to not... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Downstairs Bathroom Remodel, shower pan, etc

This is mainly for myself to remember what I did. I built this half wall, but it seemed flimsy. I didn’t want it to move *at all* as it might cause tile to crack: I... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Firewood Hutch

An oak tree fell down at the end of last winter and I ended up with a lot of great firewood. I saved a few pieces for woodworking (we’ll see how those turn out), but... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom Remodel Done!

I finally completed all the trim and paint in my master bathroom remodel! It looks awesome! I am happy with every bit of it. Some of the final pictures below: Left side of the sink... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom almost done!

Shower door installed (I paid someone to measure and install it…it was much easier than me doing it myself): Cabinet doors and hardware installed. Waiting for the counter top to be fabricated…
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom remodel: Shower tile

I’ve been rather slow to update my blog. It is mainly for myself to remember what I did. After I finished the shower pan, I painted this red waterproofing membrane on the areas that might... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom remodel: stain/finished

I’ve had this done a while…but here are some pictures of the bathroom cabinets and vanity. This is mainly for me to remember and look back on my blog and see what I did to... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom remodel: tile rendering

Playing with tile options (ordered!) and still working on the bathroom remodel project. Cabinets have the finish applied, and I’m doing drywall work. Then plumbing…then tile.
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom electrical

I tore out the rest of the drywall, and removed the old bath tub. I then started redoing the electrical in prep for the new cabinet. The electrical switches were on the wrong side; they... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom remodel: drawers finished

I finished my drawers; sprayed 4 coats of Target Coatings Water based lacquer on them. (EmTech 6000). It took a whole gallon to do them all..and ran out right at the end. These are mainly... [read more]
Project Hutchinson

Bathroom remodel: moving the water ins and outs

The bathroom remodel is a slow project when I do everything myself. Today I worked on finishing my drawers while also moving the plumbing for my sink. It’s hard to tell, but I cut out... [read more]
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Bathroom Cabinets: Floating design

I want my bathroom cabinets to “float”. The top one floats 2″ in the air on top of the bottom cabinet, and the bottom cabinet floats 3″ in the air off the ground. The right... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Bathroom cabinets; drawer faces and doors

Still working on stuff. Playing with stains; left side is 1/2 cherry ply, right is cherry wood. Bottom has a maple gel stain, top has pennsylvania cherry gel stain. Cutting all the face pieces to... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

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