6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation

By Robert Robillard

Custom built-in bookcase and mantle project: On this project we were asked to remove the built-in cabinet and replace it with a built-in bookcase and mantle installation. New Design – Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation The plan was to install a custom mantle that is lower than the existing blue-stone mantle and built a new…

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Gaps in Wood Floors

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood Floor Gaps Winter is the time that I get questions about gaps in wood floors showing up in solid 3/4-inch thick, wood floors. Gaps in wood floors are normal, and occur when the wood loses its moisture content. Several factors can lead to its cause. Humidity Wreaks Havoc on Hardwood Floors Often “gapping” is…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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How To Install A Decorative Cupola

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Cupola I love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of their salt have a functional cupola an most of them. I had the opportunity to rebuild an 80 to 100 year old cupola in historic Concord, Ma…

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Accidents Happen but Lets Try to Avoid Them

By Scott Arnold

Jobsite Accident Prevention and First Aid Let’s face it accidents are going happen! There is no way to predict them but in most cases they can be avoided. Knowledge of the tool you’re using, having respect for the tool, focus and practicing the best safety possible are all ways to avoid accidents. Two big ones…

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Ryobi Gas Backpack Blower

By Scott Arnold

Ryobi Backpack Blower Review – Model RY08420A When people mention Ryobi its often followed by “oh the DIY brand” or the green tools from Home Depot. When you say Ryobi to me, things that come to mind are; one of, if not the largest cordless tool platforms, dependable, and top quality outdoor power equipment. The…

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How To Clean A Dryer Duct

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning A Dryer Vent: When you consider that 15,000 fires start in the laundry room every year and that these fires are mostly due to lint build up in the clothes dryer or a clogged dryer duct it makes you wonder why we don’t do something about it.  Annual dryer duct cleaning will ensure you avoid these…

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