Building A Wedding Chest

By Stan Durlacher

The Wedding Chest When she was a kid, Maggie wanted a wedding chest…. The idea of the chest had its genesis when my daughter Maggie was a young girl and liked the wedding chest that my wife had handed down from her mother. It was a fairly non-descript wooden box – rabbeted corners and a…

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Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder

By Robert Robillard

Werner 2 in 1 Dual Purpose Ladder DP6206 Review The Werner 2-in-1 Dual Purpose Ladder was specifically designed for service crews, electricians and general contractors, to give them the option of a step ladder which easily converts to an extension ladder. In my neck of the woods we call that a “Two-Fa.” Constructed out of…

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How To Build A Laundry Closet

By Robert Robillard

Building A Laundry Room Shelf System for under $200 Laundry Rooms are Moving Up in the World! Growing up the laundry machines were always in the basement, that’s just where they lived! While the basement may have been an afterthought, with the advent of indoor laundry, it did have some benefits, such as, less noise…

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How To Remove Window Film

By Robert Robillard

Removing Window Film Without Damaging the Glass As a re-modeler I often use UV film and safety film to protect glass in danger areas, such as stair wells and bathrooms. Many times in a remodel it makes sense to leave an existing, non-tempered glass window  and the safety film is a less expensive alternative to…

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Rough Sawn Wood Patio Cooler

By Robert Robillard

How to Build A Patio Cooler I love backyard BBQs and for many years we operated out of a two Coleman coolers to store beer and soda. While this worked fine, I wanted something better looking, easier to access and maneuverable. After seeing a vintage rolling cooler at a media event I attended I decided…

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Tool Trailer Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Preparing Your Trailer For the Winter I often refer to myself as a carpenter but, in reality I’m a mobile contractor, moving from one project to the next, sometimes even two locations in one day. Many independent contractors work remotely, often on multiple projects at the same time. In order to store and transport my tools…

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How To Cut In A Router Table Insert Plate

By Robert Robillard

Router Table Insert Plate Installation There are several ways to cut an opening in the router table to fit a router table insert plate. The challenge to doing this is cutting the table top and getting the router plate to fit perfectly. Using a template to guide a router for this cut out is one…

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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist

By Phil Benevides

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist Here in New England when the snow begins to melt we get excited to start anew with the warmth of spring and summer coming our way. But to ensure we can enjoy the good weather, we here at Concord Carpenter like to add some Home Maintenance to our spring…

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