Corbin Dunn
Redwood Monkey

Project Hutchinson

Bathroom cabinets – building drawers

My woodworking project continues! I planed a bunch of maple to 5/8″ thick my drawer thickness. I went with 5/8″ instead of 3/4″, since my top drawers should appear more “dainty” as they are small.... [read more]
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Bathroom Cabinets – bottom piece

Tongue and groove practice; I have a height matched set. Note to self: Put the little rubber grommet inside the chuck. Place it on my table, and push the cutter into it until it bottoms... [read more]
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Bathroom Cabinets

Well, my bathroom remodel is coming along bit by bit. I got a new cabinet saw to help with things. I went with the Saw Stop brand saw, which cost a ton, but will potentially... [read more]
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Bathroom Remodel

I have been working on a new design for my master bathroom for quite some time. I finished in Sketchup recently: I’m going to be doing a “floating” design where the cabinets are supported by... [read more]
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Restained deck

Still working on “Project Hutchinson”. Last saturday I put a coat of stain back on the deck to freshen it up. I’m working on designing a new master bathroom. I’m hoping to get working on... [read more]
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Fireplace

This is a late post…but oh well! Well, late last winter I got a new fireplace. I did a design in sketch up and rendered it to get a good idea of what it would... [read more]
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Metal Coat Rack

What a better use for an old VW brake drum? A few in progress shots: Initial sketch and idea:
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Chickens

The house project continues! I got some baby chickens last Saturday. I got 10 of them — various kinds. Baby chicken: I’m working on running water to the old barn, which will become the chicken... [read more]
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Shop Tour

How about a tour of my garage shop? Grinder: Work desk and tools hanging on the wall: The fan in the window is used to exhaust fumes from welding and other things: Nuts, bolts and... [read more]
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Upstairs Railing

I’ve been working on a railing for the upstairs part of my house that opens up into the main a-frame. Here’s the general process on how I made it. First off, I did several designs... [read more]
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Fruit Trees

The yard at Project Hutchinson now has a small orchard. The lumber store over in Santa Cruz was having a sale on fruit trees, so I went and grabbed a few. In front of the... [read more]
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Shoe Rack

I need a shoe rack that looks nice. I decided to design something pretty in Sketchup. Here is what I came up with while on vacation: The vertical side pieces have a slight curve to... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: The carpeted upstairs guest room

The remodeling project continues! We ordered carpet after I finished painting the built-in dresser frames. Unfortunately it was a big ordeal when we went through Home Depot. the color and manufacturer that happened to make... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: Upstairs built-in dressers

The built-in dressers are coming along. Here’s the first set in front of the bathroom. Louise picked the color.
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Project Hutchinson: Upstairs Built-ins

Here’s the big pile of maple and poplar that I got for the project: Building the face frame was super fast and easy to do with pocket jointery:
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Project Hutchinson: Tablesaw outfeed table

I wanted to start work on my built in dressers for the upstairs, but first I needed an out feed table for the tablesaw. I wanted something that doubled as a work space, and added... [read more]
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The next big project…

….built-in “knee wall” dressers for the upstairs! Here’s a couple of pictures from SketchUp. I will give anyone the models, if they are interested in seeing how I designed them. I purchased a bunch of... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: Upstairs drywall and windows

I’ve been working quite a bit on our upstairs remodel project. I removed an old closet, and installed lighting in the ceiling. This helps tremendously with the look and feel of the room; it was... [read more]
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Installing windows again!

No not 3.1 or Xp.
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Project Huchinson is alive again!

I’m back to working on my eternal house project. I finished the baseboards for the downstairs, so now it is time to tackle the upstairs. The upstairs is really rough. First off, there are these... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: baseboards

Baseboards are nearly done! Project hutchinson moves one step closer to being done. iPhone pics:
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In the house…

Great picture from Hans from last weekend: (that’s me on Louise’s silk)
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Project Hutchinson: Stained deck! (well, some of it)

Louise and I stained a lot of the deck last weekend. I did most all the railings on Saturday/Sunday, and on Sunday afternoon we did the planks together (I sprayed while she brushed). Looks GREAT!... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: more work on the deck, and wiring.

The deck has a railing!: Last night I spent a bunch of time scrubbing it to get the redwood tannin marks off (the black marks). You can see it is still a little wet. I... [read more]
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Project Hutchinson: More deck pictures…

I added some more pictures to my Deck album: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/ProjectHutchinsonDeckProgressAugust07 It is really coming along!
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Don’t forget the stairs!
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Project Hutchinson: the deck continues…

Project Hutchinson continues! The deck is slowly coming along, at great expense. Here you can see some of the main beams: Here’s some of the wood to be used: A little of the underground work:... [read more]
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Beautiful new table

Well, not new, but an antique that we got from Louise’s mom and step-dad, bill: Looks great! (Thanks JD and Bill)
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Fish Tank!

Project Hutchinson now has a beautiful fish tank. Actually, it has had it for several weeks, but I have been too busy to post a picture. This is a wonderful 150’ish gallon tank that I... [read more]
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Carpet!

Well, we finally got some carpet put in, and it has been great! Take a look on picasa: Hutchinson – before and after carpet
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Project Hutchinson: hardwood floors

Floors are coming! Installation is all done, and now they are going to let it sit and acclimate for two weeks before sanding and finishing. We went with the 3/4“ x 3” solid brazillian cherry... [read more]
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