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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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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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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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How To Control Remodeling Dust

By Robert Robillard

  Best Practice For Controlling Remodeling Dust As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping out of the non-remodeled portion of your clients home is often more important than the quality of your work. There is nothing worse than having your client tell you they want you…

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Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Shirt

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Style Review #706701 Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the field. My search for rugged clothing is never ending.  I am always on the look out for premium…

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How To Paint Over Polyurethane

By Robert Robillard

Painting Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes This article will explain how to paint over polyurethane or varnish finishes. Painting over polyurethane woodwork can be time consuming, and maddening. Improper techniques can lead to your paint finish to fail; bubble, peel or chip. Read my detailed step-by-step instructions below on how to eliminate the steps of…

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