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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob If you have a building or remodeling question you can have rob respond to your answer via video. Click here for more information. https://jointruly.com/robillard Invite code: x22r2

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Problem Solver For Laundry Island

By Robert Robillard

Hiding The Washing Machine Shutoff A client of ours wanted to eliminate a laundry closet and open up her kitchen to her living room. The concept was to remove a closet that housed a stacking washing machine and clothes dryer. Then we’d create a kitchen island with the washer and dryer under the counter. We needed…

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Weather Guard Saddle Box Review

By Robert Robillard

WEATHER GUARD Saddle Box 127-52-03 When you drive an open pickup truck, you need secure, weather-tight storage. With this in mind, we recently installed a Weather Guard Saddle Box in one of our company pickup trucks. The truck box is also sometimes referred to as asaddle box. We chose was aluminum, 10.5 cubic feet, [full sized],…

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Creating A Raised Garden Bed

By Robert Robillard

How To Make a Raised Vegetable Bed A few years ago, I created two small Cedar raised garden beds 24” x 36” and they were an instant hit at my house. In this article, I cover creating a raised garden bed with metal containers. Recently, my wife asked me to build two more but make them…

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Router Table Upgrades and Tips

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Pro Router Lift, and Router Table Fence On the job site we often rig up make-shift router tables with plywood to perform basic routing tasks like cutting dados, grooves, and window sill round overs. In the workshop, a good router table set up should be versatile, accurate sand capture dust at the source. Like…

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Mudroom Makeover

By Robert Robillard

Mudroom Cubby and Drawer Builtin | Design | Decor We recently were hired to do a mudroom makeover. The project scope required us to build a 3-drawer unit underneath an existing Mudroom cabinet and Oak bench. Mudroom Drawer Unit Design The client currently had an upper cubby and cabinet unit with an Oak seat that…

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How To Plan A Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Designing and Managing a Small Workshop A small workshop to me means that you must be ruthlessly efficient in how you design, your shop, as well as organize and store your tools. A well-organized shop is the hallmark of professionalism, especially if you have clients visit or just want to be more productive. Planning, executing,…

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Miter Saw Stop Blocks

By Robert Robillard

How To Make and Use A Miter Saw Stop Block For many years when I needed to make repetitive cuts on my miter saw, I’d use a stop block.  A stop block allows you to make accurate, receptive cuts without having to deal with graduated errors that result from using your tape measure and pencil.…

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Energy Guardian Attic Access Cover

By Robert Robillard

Energy Guardian pull-down R-38 ladder Cover PS1-38-11A The attic entrance has been and commonly remains the most overlooked source of energy loss in many homes. ESS Energy Products is a family-owned and operated company whose founder and CEO is is an Army veteran who proudly served our country. ESS has a goal to provide cost-effective…

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