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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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How to Become a Licensed Carpenter

By Robert Robillard

                    The Full Guide on How to Become a Licensed Carpenter Image Source As with every contractor license, there are certain requirements and steps that need to be fulfilled in order to become a licensed carpenter. License requirements might include prior experience, a training certificate, or…

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SimpliSafe DIY Security System

By Robert Robillard

Summer Homes: Protect Your Investment As we near the end of summer, lots of people are saying “see ya later” to their vacation homes. Yes, it’s sad but true – some of us have to go back to the real world. I have a few friends who are always asking for tips when it comes…

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Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan

By Robert Robillard

 Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan 0886-20 Review Recently Milwaukee released a new M18 cordless tool, the Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan.  At first I questioned whether this was a tool worth reporting on, then I started to think about the many times I have worked in attics, crawl spaces and other humid and hot areas that I…

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Bosch XL-Cart Review

By Robert Robillard

Bosch XL-Cart Improves Contractor Mobility and Organization By Josh Bordenca Tool industries have now changed gears more towards organization.  Whether you own Bosch, DeWalt, Festool, Milwaukee, or the several other brands out there, portability to and from job sites and workshops is a key component in productivity.  In this Bosch XL-Cart review we took a…

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How-To Make a Giant JENGA Game

By Robert Robillard

Make your own Giant JENGA Game – A Perfect Cookout Game If I jumped up right now and yelled “JENGA!” – or would you immediately recognize the catchy phrase for the game JENGA or call 911 on me? I recently saw an outdoor version of JENGA with oversized blocks and it was the hit of…

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How to Fix a Broken Floor Joist

By Robert Robillard

Fixing Broken, Cracked, Sagging Floor Joists I recently had to repair a broken floor joist that had cracked. I suppose somewhere in the world there are floor joists that need to be repaired that have wide open, clear joist bays, with no pipes, wires or obstructions. That’s not my world! From initial inspection it appeared…

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Matching Molding Profiles

By Robert Robillard

Johnson Contour Gauge In the remodeling world I often get called in to alter or build something new in an older home.  In these situations the homeowner usually wants the new moldings and details to match the older moldings. Sometimes this is easy and other times it’s not.  In almost every case I make a…

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Inside Peek at Feeney Cable Rail

By Robert Robillard

Interview With Andy Penny – Inside Peek at Feeney Cable Rail A question and answer session with Andrew Penny, vice president of marketing and advertising, at Feeney, Inc. With custom home builders, remodelers and contractors who have designated business models based on moving from one project to the next in a timely but proficient manner,…

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