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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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Wood Floors and Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Radiant Heat Under An Oak Floor Wood floors and electric radiant heat is a great way to add warmth and comfort to any room. It’s also a fairly simple process: because there are no vents, ducts, pipes, or radiators to deal with, it often solves issues that come up in the remodeling process.…

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Mount an Upholstered Headboard to the Wall

By Robert Robillard

Attaching an Upholstered Headboard To A Wall We recently purchased an upholstered headboard for my daughter. The headboard came with black metal bars that bolted vertically to the bed frame. The problem was that even with two bolts per bracket, the headboard swayed back and forth and did not allow my daughter to lean back…

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How to Clean Baseboard Heater Fins

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Baseboard Radiators How often do you clean your baseboard heating fins? If you don’t, you should! This article will focus on how to clean baseboard heater. Hot water baseboard and electric heating systems depend on air flowing through the numerous aluminum convector fins that surround a copper pipe. How to Clean Baseboard…

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GreenBagPickUp.com Dumpster Bags

By Robert Robillard

Using Dumpster Bags to Remove Debris on Small Repairs and Remodeling Projects The idea of using a flexible, light weight bag, which can instantly be transformed and perform just like a steel dumpster is changing the way I remodel. They’re NOT just for contractors – homeowners will find dumpster bags extremely useful! Before dumpster bags…

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6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Using Dumpster Bags – the Perfect Solution

By Robert Robillard

Using Dumpster Bags from GreenBagPickUp.com By Sarah Green Carmichael One thing I’ve learned about home renovation projects: they generate a lot of trash. A lot. And yet my husband and I have managed to renovate both our kitchen and bathroom without ever renting a dumpster. How? Two words: dumpster bags. I’ve been daunted by the…

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Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling

By Robert Robillard

Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling – The Right Way Preparing for bathroom remodeling isn’t something you’re born knowing how to do. For most people, it’s not until after they’ve renovated a bathroom or two that they really know what to expect. As a restoration contractor, I’ve seen many situations where homeowners have spent thousands of dollars…

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Feeney LED Deck Lighting

By Robert Robillard

Feeney Deck Lighting LED Strip Lights Deck lighting is the latest rage and LED light strips are starting to become more and more popular among designers and deck builders.  The folks at Feeney developed LED light strip that are designed to be used on their DesignRail aluminum railings.  These light rails provide nice ambiance for outdoor living and also  excellent safety lighting at stairs…

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