Ironing Board Storage Tip

By Robert Robillard

This post will show your our ironing board storage tip that can be deployed almost anywhere. FROM THIS: stuffing it in a corner.    Turn Unused Space Into An Iron board storage Rack TO THIS: mounted on the door and out of the way. In this small laundry closet the ironing board was stuffed to…

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Tips To Conserve Water

By Robert Robillard

Water Conservation Today’s society needs to be paying more attention to conserving water.  As homeowners and builders we too can make a difference by choosing to take advantage of cost-effective, high efficiency appliances and water management systems.  Here are some tips to conserve water. A Few Examples of Water Conservation: Ultra-low flush or dual-flush toilets:…

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Wind Technology

By Robert Robillard

Wind Technology Coming To Boston The Department of Energy’s intends to award Massachusetts $25 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate development of the state’s Wind Technology Testing Center. This new center will test commercial-sized wind turbine blades will help reduce cost, improve technical advancements, and speed deployment of the…

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Repairing A Mahogany Deck

By Robert Robillard

Repairing A Mahogany Deck on a Historic House: Today my main goal was to finish screwing down the 1×4 mahogany decking. I have been using 2 1/2″ self drilling stainless steel screws and pre-drilling all the butt joints. The downspout drain pipe shown in the corner runs through the deck and into a dry well…

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Secure Your Television

By Robert Robillard

Secure Your Television and Bookcases to the Wall Avoid Tip-Over Related Injuries And Other Furniture!Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, analyzed federal data on injuries. They estimate as many as 14,700 children are injured at home every year by falling TVs and other heavy furniture. Dr. Gary Smith, former emergency medicine doctor and…

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Repairing a Rotting Deck

By Robert Robillard

Wood Deck Repair Repairing a Rotting Deck: at Henry David Thoreau’s Historic Home Day 2 involved addressing the rotted corner board and damaged clapboards. the corner boards were removed back to the nearest joint. Although sometimes necessary, I dislike installing small or short patches of trim and always opt for breaking boards back to the…

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Fire damages Concord’s Fritz and Gigi’s, Churchill Flowers

By Robert Robillard

The below update is from Stephanie Stillman, Executive Director of the Concord Chamber of Commerce. For additional info, go to the Concord Journal’s story about the fire. As many of you may already know, another long-loved Concord business has suffered a loss due to a fire. Fritz and Gigi: The Children’s Shop, formerly Kussin’s, was…

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Solar Powered Trash Bins

By Robert Robillard

Boston’s Trash Bins Go Solar  Yesterday for Mother’s day my kids and I took my wife to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  While walking on the sidewalk near the museums entrance we noticed a solar powered trash compactors in place of a trash barrel. They were labeled “Big Belly” Solar compactor. I was so impressed…

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