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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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Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture This article will focus on how to clean teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood species of tree, popular for outdoor furniture use due to it durability and natural resistance to rot and decay. Teak timber has always been valued as a high quality material and for its water…

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Splicing Into Existing Trim

By Robert Robillard

 Splicing Baseboard Trim – A Carpenter’s Tip I love rules of thumb and quick tips!   Here’s a quick tip that can be used when remodeling and you need to cut in a miter or splice along a length of existing trim board. Why would you need to use this, well here’s a few examples: Cutting…

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Importance Of Using Before And After Photos

By Robert Robillard

Before & After Photos Before, during and after kitchen remodeling pictures are very important, to us as it shows our ability to maintain the highest quality of work, on all of our kitchen and bath remodeling projects. Additionally documenting any project with photos can be helpful for future remodeling purposes as well as legal and insurance…

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Paslode 21-DEGREE F350-P Framing Nailer

By Robert Robillard

Paslode Framing Nailer The  Paslode 21-DEGREE Framing Nailer is a perfect solution for the remodeling contractor. As a remodeling carpenter I like this nailer, here’s  why: Compact The Paslode 21-DEGREE Framing Nailer weighs 8.1 pounds and measures 13 inches in length, allowing it to fit into into tight spots, such as, between 16 on center framing.  …

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DEWALT Stackable Mechanic Tool Sets

By Robert Robillard

DEWALT Stackable Mechanics Tough Set In true DEWALT Touch fashion the DEWALT Stackable Mechanic Tool Sets are getting a lot of attention.  These sets come in durable, stackable cases and clip together as part of the DEWALT® Tough Lock Stacking System for secure transport. Match Sets To Your Needs The DEWALT Stackable Mechanic Tool Sets come in…

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RIDGID HYPERDRIVE 18V Finish Nailer R09892B

By Robert Robillard

RIDGID HYPERDRIVE 18Volt 16 Gauge Finish Nailer R09892B Review Finish guns are an essential part of any carpenter’s tool box. While gas powered finish nailers have been around a long time I find them finicky and the gas cartridges are pricy, todays innovative engineering now allows us to consider a variety of cordless finish nailers on the job…

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RIDGID 18 Volt Cordless Brad Nailer

By Robert Robillard

RIDGID HyperDrive 2-1/8 Brushless Brad Nailer R09890B Review I’ve been saying for awhile not that RIDGID should come out with a more robust version of the Ryobi cordless brad nailer. Cordless tool technology is containing to advance to the point of “cutting the cord,” and now the “air hoses” too. Cordless air nailer technology eliminates…

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How to Build Cedar Window Boxes

By Robert Robillard

History of the Window Box The use of window boxes dates as far back as the first century B.C in ancient Rome where they were used to keep small gardens for cooking herbs, medicinal herbs, and flowers for rituals and decoration. Among the lower classes, in small villas where peasants had little gardening space, many…

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