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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 Build A Pool Changing Room

By Robert Robillard

Pool Changing Room with Repurposed Materials Pool sheds come in all sizes from basic to ultra-elaborate. I have a pool, but not enough property to build a pool house on. I mean how frustrating, I’m a skilled carpenter and I can’t build a pool shed for my own pool. Re-Purposing Construction Materials After building a…

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Pool Deck Resurfacing

By Robert Robillard

6 Tips for a Successful Pool Deck Resurfacing Project Pool deck resurfacing is one of the most ideal and economical options to revive the beauty and function of a pool area. Any concrete surface, especially in an outdoor living space, will go through wear and tear, whether it is from heavy usage or exposure to…

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Removing Concrete Deck Footings

By Robert Robillard

How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations. Footings provide support for your deck with live and dead loads and transfer those loads to concentrated points with the ground.  In the remodeling and construction world that I live…

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Replacing a Window Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Replace a Window Screen 5-Steps Replacing a window screen is an easy project and should take a novice 1 hour or less for the first window and even less as thy move on to other screens. Tools Needed Utility knife Flat headed screwdriver Scissors Spline rolling tool Screen spline Screen Screen Type When…

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Bathroom Remodeling Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing and Electrical Considerations More than any other room in your house, a bathroom combines intense usage needs with tight space constraints. This makes it a tough room to remodel. Analysis paralysis can set in when you’re just thinking about cosmetic features like tile and paint. But that’s just the fun stuff. Where…

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3 Tips When Choosing A Vanity

By Robert Robillard

James Martin Charleston 60″ Vanity Common Sense Tips When Choosing A Vanity We’d lived in our house for just over two years before we started the remodel of our upstairs bathroom. Why the delay? Well, things happen (like our furnace breaking down during the Great Boston Winter of 2015). But it also turns out that…

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Wedi Waterproof Shower System

By Robert Robillard

Building a Waterproof Shower I think we can all agree the single most important thing to consider when building a shower is waterproofing.  Building a waterproof barrier is an essential part of preparing these showers and unfortunately, many people do it wrong or cut corners. We all know countless shower pan and waterproofing horror stories.…

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Reducing Silica Dust

By Robert Robillard

Reducing Respirable Silica Dust is a Requirement On March 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling on respirable silica dust. This ruling put the spotlight on how companies will need to reduce silica dust in drilling applications. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been tasked with enforcing this regulation.  As…

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