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How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

Cope and Stick Rough Sawn Cabinet Doors In this article I will discuss how to build rustic cabinet doors. We recently had a remodeling project where we were asked to trim out a timber framed pool house. The project required us to work with rough sawn, ship-lap pine boards and to build two changing rooms, […]

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Werner Podium Ladder

Werner Podium Ladder

Werner PD6200 Series Podium Ladder – Type IA 300 lb. Load Capacity When I first heard about the Werner Podium Ladder I immediately thought of a raised platform surrounding the arena of an ancient Roman amphitheater with seats for privileged spectators.  Well that’s not exactly true.   I pictured a lectern or booth, as one […]

Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608]

Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Festool 561455 – PSB 300 EQ Jigsaw Jigsaw Review My first experience with the Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608] was a recent review on the barrel grip PSC 420 EBQ cordless jigsaw. The Festool Carvex jigsaw line has some meticulous innovation that we feel has pushed the envelope in sawing precision, ergonomic […]

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Hitachi C8FSE Sliding Compound Miter Saw

The Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw on the ACC Job-site I’ve been hauling around a massive 12-inch compound miter saw, which has been taking up some serious real estate in the back of my SUV, (also known as my work vehicle) for WAY too long. I’ve used plenty of Hitachi saws on various […]

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp

Auto Adjust Clamps: Safer Woodworking And Cabinet Making

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp When it comes to efficiently and productivity in the shop, or on a job site, nothing beats tools and jigs that free your hands up and make your work safer and more accurate. In most cases great jigs involve some sort of clamping device. Many times when working in the […]

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

Cope and Stick Rough Sawn Cabinet Doors In this article I will discuss how to build rustic cabinet doors. We recently had a remodeling project where we were asked to trim out a timber framed pool house. The project required us to work with rough sawn, ship-lap pine boards and to build two changing rooms, […]

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Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad nailer P320

Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless Air Strike Brad Nailer Review When we set out to buy a house, we wanted to buy something that was or looked old. We didn’t have a huge budget, though, and saw house after house that attempted to look old. None of them felt right. And then we found our house: […]

How To Build Exterior Shutters

How To Build Exterior Shutters

Building Exterior Shutters Written by Justin Prewitt This article discusses how to build exterior shutters. In my neck of the wood most of the homes have shutters as part of their aesthetic design.   The overall elevation of a house is the first thing folks see when they approach a home and is a major part […]

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Makita 18V LXT Lithium Ion 10oz Caulking Gun

The Makita 18V  10oz Caulking Gun on the ACC Job-Site The caulking gun is the Rodney Dangerfield of tools on the job-site, it “don’t get no respect”. From frame to finish you will always find yourself reaching for a caulking gun for many various, but critical applications. Whether you are applying construction adhesive or caulking trim […]

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Photo: by Concord Carpenter – Cherry floor installation at Balls Hill Rd. Concord, Massachusetts Wood Floors Better For Folks With Allergies A analysis of wood flooring conducted by the University of Wisconsin supports that wood floors improve indoor air quality. The study compared five different floor coverings in regard to four substances considered to be […]

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18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw Head to Head

This article was written by Phil Benevides.  Photos by Ethan Bickford and Robert Robillard 18 Volt Cordless Circular Saw Comparison Testing Here at A Concord Carpenter we took an extensive look at the major 18-Volt cordless circular saw models on the market to see how they compared. With hours of cutting and critical analysis of […]

Remodeling a Mudroom

Remodeling a Mudroom

Mudroom Makeover Today is the last day on this remodeling a mudroom project.  In the previous article we discussed adding a mudroom door and tile. The slate had received two coats of sealer and grout was installed on a prior day. Today we are here to install the wood wainscoting and storm door. OK, one […]

Wood Hand Screw Clamps

Wood Hand Screw Clamps

Using Wood Clamps As A Vise Hand screw clamps are indispensable to many remodeling and DIY projects or when you need a quick job site vise. Hand screw clamps to act as an extra hand in the workshop or job site. They are excellent for holding materials steady while planing or cutting and also excellent […]

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Mudroom Door and Tile

Mudroom Makeover On this part of the project we will discuss a installing a new mudroom door and tile.   Prior to this we discussed tile removal and tile underlayment in our article Mudroom Makeover. Adding Plinth Blocks Day 2 actually started the night before in the shop gluing up poplar to make plinth blocks.   A […]