How To Build A Torsion Box Bookcase Seat

By Robert Robillard

Using Airplane Technology to Build Bookcases When designing an aircraft, it’s all about finding lightweight and strong material that is stiff enough to withstand the exceptional forces under which it has to operate. Durability is an important factor especially when the wings come into play.  Aerodynamic forces not only bend the wing, they also twist…

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Remodeling For In-Laws

By Robert Robillard

Living With Your Parents! I live in a multi-generational home that we remodeled for a handicap in-law.  Many people these days are remodeling for in-laws and either bringing in their parents or moving in with them and taking over the house responsibilities.   According to an AARP survey, the number of multi-generational households has grown from…

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Rustic Cabinet Doors

By Robert Robillard

Building Rustic Looking Cabinet Doors . . .  on a Budget I was recently contacted through my website ConcordCarpenter.com, with an email that started something like this, “Can you make me rustic looking cabinet doors quickly, cheaply but built real well?” Fishing, Shipping, a Love Story and of course Beer! While I would normally run…

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How to Design a Storage Shed

By Phil Benevides

How to Design a Storage Shed As a child I watched my grandfather and dad build the shed in our yard, that still stands there to this day. I have countless memories of getting something out of the shed for my dad or just visiting it frequently because that’s where my sports equipment and other…

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Build Warmer Walls

By Robert Robillard

Advanced Wall Framing Many builders use too many wall studs in their corners, sometimes tripling up on studs to create the corner and adequate nailers for wallboard. The problem with this is that the triple studs do not perform as well thermally as fiberglass insulation does. T-Wall Intersection: Others carpenters and builders deal with this…

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Poly Classic Columns

By Robert Robillard

Photo: Concord Carpenter. Used poly classic columns. Fiberglass-Reinforced Polymer Columns In the world of residential and commercial remodeling I repair and replace a lot of columns and have recently been leaning ion using Poly Classic columns.  [See:  How To Replace A Porch Column] Decorative house columns have returned to popularity not only for traditional homes…

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Home Design Trends

By Robert Robillard

photo: concord carpenter Home Construction and Remodeling Trends These past five years have shown certain home design trends.  Consumers desire for less maintenance and more specific use of space. The following are a few of these trends : Increased ceiling heights: Increased heights to 8 or 9 feet on the main floor, and a shift…

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Building a Wine Cellar

By Robert Robillard

Building a Wine Cellar in a Basement I built this wine cellar before I started this website, back then, I did not have a need to take pictures of the framing and preparation process that it took to get to this finished project.  Building a wine cellar was a fun and challenging project, read more….…

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