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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Custom Bookcases

By Robert Robillard

Custom Raised Panel Bookcase Adding custom bookcases to a room can be part of the original room construction finish carpentry plan or done later as a remodel or add on.  Not only do custom bookcases look great and add a focal point to a room they can also optimize your space. Custom Bookcase Design Many…

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Deck Privacy Screen

By Robert Robillard

How to Build A Cedar Privacy Screen The Privacy Screen for this deck installation went well and the client was pleased with the finished product. BEFORE PHOTO AFTER PHOTO Installing The Deck Privacy Screen We build our privacy panels in the shop and transported them to the jobsite.  See how we made these panels. To…

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Fireplace Mantles and Bookcases

By Robert Robillard

Image: Concord Lumbers “on the level.” Diagram using Forester Moulding’s Custom Series – Fairhaven Mantel Designing Built In Bookcases A fireplace is the focal point of any room.  If you are looking for a great way to dress up the look your room, consider having bookcases and a custom mantle installed. In the finish carpentry…

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Built-In Desks and Spaces

By Robert Robillard

Built-In Desks, Niches and Spaces Built-ins transform dead space in your house into functional spaces and help you get organized by adding new storage options without adding onto your home. Well designed built-ins should tie in with other architectural elements in your house, such as crown molding, trim and wainscoting. Homework Alcove This homework station…

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How To Create Three Piece Cornice Molding

By Robert Robillard

Image: worthingtonmillwork.com Achieve A Beautiful Finish with 3-Piece Cornice Moldings Many years ago I installed a 3 piece molding with another carpenter at 300 Main Street. It was a lot of fun!! Lately I have seen more and more folks opting for this look.  It typically demands a high ceiling but the finished result is…

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Using Large Head Casing

By Robert Robillard

Using Large Head Casing for Windows and Doors My wife decided to convert our parlor into an office. My job today was to remove the old Rosettes and top casings  [photo below] on all the doorways and windows and to replace them with trim that matches the stain glass window [ two photos down] The…

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Custom Bookcase

By Robert Robillard

Built – In Bookcase During a recent renovation we were asked if we could build a custom bookcase to encompass two windows. The customer wanted three bookcases with lower base cabinets on wither side and between the windows and wanted them connected by window seats under the windows. The Design: After looking through many magazines…

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