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Phil Benevides

Carpenter / Assistant Editor

Phil is a 28-year old Air Force Veteran who decided to transform his passion for construction and home improvement into a career. Inspired by his Grandfather who built his home from the ground up with his bare hands in Portugal, he received his formal training in Carpentry at the North Bennett Street School in Boston, MA.Phil continues to grow his skills as a carpenter and leader, while exploring new products, methods, and tools!

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Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring Installing Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring isn’t much different from traditional hardwood flooring. A couple important items to note when purchasing pre-finished or engineered flooring like this though. First, warranty. For a manufacturer to uphold their warranty, installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. Incorrect installation or improper…

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Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Caring for Shaw Epic PLUS Hardwood Flooring We’ve used pre-finished flooring, like Shaw Epic PLUS, on projects in the past. Most recently on a third floor renovation. Read more about the hardwood flooring selection process here. Pre-finished or engineered flooring is not the same as traditional wood flooring, so after the installation, we are often…

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Choosing Hardwood Flooring

By Phil Benevides

Choosing Hardwood Flooring and Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek On a recent whole floor remodel we had the challenge of unifying about 800 square feet of space sporting FOUR types of flooring. The final touch on this project would be the continuous hardwood floor. We suggested Shaw Epic PLUS with Stabilitek. So we’ll be discussing choosing hardwood flooring…

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Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist

By Phil Benevides

Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Checklist Here in New England when the snow begins to melt we get excited to start anew with the warmth of spring and summer coming our way. But to ensure we can enjoy the good weather, we here at Concord Carpenter like to add some Home Maintenance to our spring…

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Basic Tool Maintenance with 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil

By Phil Benevides

Basic Tool Maintenance with 3-in-One Multipurpose Oil Regular tool maintenance rarely seems to be regular. Often it isn’t until you start to notice rust on a piece of equipment before maintenance becomes a priority. Well basic tool maintenance with 3-in-One multipurpose oil simplifies this task. This simple basic tool maintenance how-to will show you the…

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Kershaw Barge 1945

By Phil Benevides

Kershaw Barge 1945 Review This Kershaw knife is as much of a prybar as it is a knife! Designed with this integral feature in mind, the Kershaw Barge 1945 is an everyday carry for someone who is looking for versatility in both the blade and the tool itself. Featuring a Wharncliffe pattern blade the Kershaw…

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Remodeling a Small Bathroom

By Phil Benevides

Remodeling a Small Bathroom A bathroom remodel is consistently a good choice for your home’s value and YOUR quality of life. Often kitchens are highlighted as the most important renovation you can do in your home, which I have to agree with, BUT from a practical stand point there is a lot to be said…

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Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodie Review

By Phil Benevides

M12 Heated Hoodie on the ACC Job-Site The Fall weather is becoming more and more prominent as the days get shorter. We’ve had some brisk mornings here in New England, but the added warmth provided by the Milwaukee M12 Heated Hoodie has made the beginning of the day as comfortable as any Summer morning.  …

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