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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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Granite Counter Seam

By Robert Robillard

Best Placement for a Granite Counter Seam As a kitchen remodeler, I often get asked where the BEST place is to locate a granite counter seam. Granite slabs come in certain sizes and when a countertop area is larger or oddly shaped, this often results in multiple pieces and seams. Granite Slab Size Granite slabs…

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Door Not Closing Flush

By Robert Robillard

Door Sticks Out | Door Not Closing Flush The photo above shows a door not closing flush to the door jamb. This is a common issue with door installations and the result often is that the door is out-of-plane with the door jamb.  For this door to close properly, and evenly, the door jamb needs…

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Bott SMARTVAN Van Rack and Storage Review

By Robert Robillard

Bott SMARTVAN Van Racks and Storage Solutions I’m a big believer in modular storage and tool organization, so it only made sense that I would agree to install the bott Smartvan van racking system in my Sprinter van and review it. Bott Smartvan is a German company that is coming to the US market. They…

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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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