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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a general contractor, carpenter and operates a remodeling company located in Concord, MA. He is the editor of ConcordCarpenter.com and ToolBoxBuzz, and a has a weekly column in the Sunday Boston Globe. Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals, he hosts the Concord Carpenter Cable TV Show, offering advice on home repairs and maintenance. On his website, Rob uses his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. His motto: “Well done is better than well said!”. Contact Rob at: info@aconcordcarpenter.com

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Custom Door Surround

By Robert Robillard

Installing Cedar Trim onto Brick We were recently asked to dress up the rear entrance of the Concord Book Shop with a custom door surround. The brick surrounding this door has some sort of pink paint that the building owner wanted to hide. The ultimate goal was to create nice looking custom door surround that…

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Fall Lawn Care

By Robert Robillard

Lawn Care The best natural defense against insect and weed damage is a healthy, dense lawn. Many folks pay a lot of attention to theirs lawns in the spring and summer but loose interest in the fall. The fall season an important season to pay attention to lawn care, this is when your lawn starts…

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Using Electric Floor Heat on Bathroom Remodels

By Robert Robillard

Warmup Floor Heat Solves Remodeling Problems By Sarah Green Carmichael Before we moved to the suburbs, my husband and I somehow won the apartment rental lottery. We scored a two bedroom, two bathroom, apartment in the city  — and, in unheard-of fashion for a rental, one of the bathrooms had electric floor heat under our…

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Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Basco Glass Shower Enclosure by Sarah Green Carmichael If you’ve redone a bathroom lately — or even taken a peek inside a home design magazine or coffee table book — you know that one thing all desirable modern bathrooms have is frameless glass showers. Installing A Glass Shower Enclosure When we were redoing…

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

By Robert Robillard

By Sarah Green Carmichael Using American Standard fixtures On a Bathroom Remodel Bath fixtures might not be the first thing you think of when you start your bathroom renovation — most people start by thinking about the big things, like layout, tile, and vanities — but they are an important aspect of the finished product. Essentially,…

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Gama Sonic Progressive GS-103 Solar LED Spotlight

By Robert Robillard

Gama Sonic Progressive GS-103 Solar LED Spotlight Review Outdoor landscape lighting is both functional and elegant. Landscape lighting can make your backyard or garden really pop at night. The reason why most people don’t install landscape lighting is that you have to bury low-voltage wire, connect them to the lights and to transformers. Solar Power Landscape…

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Live Edge Wood and Gas Pipe Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Live Edge Wood Shelf with Gas Pipe It’s easy to see why people are going gaga over gas pipe shelving. Gas pipes, when combined with cool shelving material, like re purposed or live edge wood, combines an old world charm with a strong, unique look. In this article we show you…

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Repairing A Window Shutter

By Robert Robillard

Repairing a Exterior Louvered Shutter – Wood Rot Shutters are considered low-hanging fruit when it comes to adding a splash of color or curb appeal to a home.  There are a few types of exterior window shutters: panel, louvered, board & batten, Bermuda and combination shutter styles. In this article, repairing a window shutter we…

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