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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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DryerWallVent Review

By Robert Robillard

Dryer Wall Vent [Best Practice] The folks at Inovate products reached out and asked us to install and review their DryerWallVent. So, we took it to one of our remodeling projects and installed it. My first experience with this company was almost 10 years ago at the JLC Tradeshow where I saw their Dryerbox product.…

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Cleaning Paint Bushes

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Oil Paint Brushes Learning how to properly clean brushed with oil paint can save you money and improve the longevity of the brush and the quality of your paint project. I’ve learned this lesson the hard way. It only takes one slip-up of waiting too long, or not prepping your brushes for cleaning to…

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Reinforcing Floor Joists

By Robert Robillard

Repairing a Bouncy Floor | Sistering Joists | Pro Tips A client recently asked us if we could reduce the “bounce feeling” on their bedroom floor. Floor deflection is common in older homes because the floor joists used back then were smaller or spanned longer. This article will cover how to go about reinforcing floor joists.…

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Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Flashlight Review

By Robert Robillard

Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Rechargeable Flashlight 1098726  This Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP flashlight is promoted as a great everyday carry flashlight. When first looking at this light and who might benefit from it,  public safety and the military come to, but so don’t construction trades. Folks in the trades are constantly…

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How To Install Butcher Block Counters

By Robert Robillard

Installing Butcher Block Countertop | PRO Tips In this article, I’m going to show you the best way to fit a section of butcher block between two pieces of granite counter. The technique and steps I used are the same for fitting a stand-alone, butcher block counter. Butcher Block Counter Install | Create a Template…

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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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