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~ Robert Robillard is editor of A Concord Carpenter and principal of a full service carpentry and remodeling business located in Concord, Massachusetts.

Rob is a recognized leader in tool and how-to information for building professionals.

He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!"

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Werner Podium Ladder

Werner Podium Ladder

Werner PD6200 Series Podium Ladder - Type IA 300 lb. Load Capacity When I first heard about the Werner Podium Ladder I immediately thought of a raised platform surrounding the arena of an ancient Roman amphitheater with seats for privileged spectators.  Well that's not exactly true.   I pictured a lectern or booth, as one at an airport for handling tickets or dispensing information.  So I started thinking, how was this going to equate into … [Read more...]

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Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of aproduct or service. I will always strive for objectivity and transparency in myreviews. My goal is to provide readers with honest, objective informationbased on my training and experience. I never have and never will acceptpayment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that I revieware provided free by a manufacturer. In some cases, we also have advertising oraffiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products andservices we review

Festool Carvex PSB 420 EBQ Jigsaw

Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608]

Festool 561608 - PSB 300 EQ Jigsaw Jigsaw Review My first experience with the Festool Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw [561 608] was a recent review on the barrel grip PSC 420 EBQ cordless jigsaw. The Festool Carvex jigsaw line has some meticulous innovation that we feel has pushed the envelope in sawing precision, ergonomic and dust control technology, while offering kick ass features and accessories. The Carvex Line The Carvex jigsaws are … [Read more...]

Disclosure Statement

Product reviews on this site contain our opinion of aproduct or service. I will always strive for objectivity and transparency in myreviews. My goal is to provide readers with honest, objective informationbased on my training and experience. I never have and never will acceptpayment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the products that I revieware provided free by a manufacturer. In some cases, we also have advertising oraffiliate relationships with manufacturers and retailers of products andservices we review

Auto Adjust Clamps: Safer Woodworking And Cabinet Making

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp

Bessey Auto Adjust Toggle Clamp When it comes to efficiently and productivity in the shop, or on a job site, nothing beats tools and jigs that free your hands up and make your work safer and more accurate. In most cases great jigs involve some sort of clamping device. Many times when working in the shop I end up wishing I had help or an extra hand to hold something.  When working alone in your shop its important to find the right tools or … [Read more...]

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

How To Build Rustic Cabinet Doors

Cope and Stick Rough Sawn Cabinet Doors In this article I will discuss how to build rustic cabinet doors. We recently had a remodeling project where we were asked to trim out a timber framed pool house. The project required us to work with rough sawn, ship-lap pine boards and to build two changing rooms, and laundry, sink and pantry cabinets. Twelve cabinet doors needed to be made to match the desired rough sawn theme.  We decided on a … [Read more...]

How To Build Exterior Shutters

How To Build Exterior Shutters

Building Exterior Shutters Written by Justin Prewitt This article discusses how to build exterior shutters. In my neck of the wood most of the homes have shutters as part of their aesthetic design.   The overall elevation of a house is the first thing folks see when they approach a home and is a major part of the homes curb appeal. Measure Windows First First step in any job is to take accurate measurements.  I measure the window width … [Read more...]

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Wood Floors Improve Indoor Air Quality

Photo: by Concord Carpenter - Cherry floor installation at Balls Hill Rd. Concord, Massachusetts Wood Floors Better For Folks With Allergies A analysis of wood flooring conducted by the University of Wisconsin supports that wood floors improve indoor air quality. The study compared five different floor coverings in regard to four substances considered to be harmful to the atmosphere: carbon dioxide methane nitrogen … [Read more...]

Remodeling a Mudroom

Remodeling a Mudroom

Mudroom Makeover Today is the last day on this remodeling a mudroom project.  In the previous article we discussed adding a mudroom door and tile. The slate had received two coats of sealer and grout was installed on a prior day. Today we are here to install the wood wainscoting and storm door. OK, one thing that needs to be said here is that these slate tiles are unique. Sandra Stout from Creative Designs Solutions had the 12 x 12 slate … [Read more...]

Wood Hand Screw Clamps

Wood Hand Screw Clamps

Using Wood Clamps As A Vise Hand screw clamps are indispensable to many remodeling and DIY projects or when you need a quick job site vise. Hand screw clamps to act as an extra hand in the workshop or job site. They are excellent for holding materials steady while planing or cutting and also excellent for compressing normal and non-parallel materials while waiting for glue to dry. Hand screw clamps also have a pretty deep reach and because … [Read more...]