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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

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Floating a Floor Over a Concrete Slab

By Robert Robillard

Insulating A Concrete Floor Mike Hopp a RI remodeling contractor, and friend, asked us to help him frame out a large garage that was being converted into a studio apartment. The garage was framed with 2×4 walls, a truss roof system and had an existing concrete slab floor. The trusses meant that we did not…

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ConcordCarpenter Remodels 377 Main Street Concord, MA

By Robert Robillard

W.P.L Bager House | Concord, MA  | House Remodel W.P.L. Badger, a blacksmith in 19th century Concord, Massachusetts began construction on his house in the early 1830s. In its nearly 200-year history since then, the house has undergone at least three significant expansions, plus numerous interior remodels, the latest in 1980. By the time homeowners…

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Levrack Mobile Workstation Review

By Robert Robillard

Levrack Mobile Workstation Review Levrack, a prominent U.S. manufacturer specializing in high-end storage systems, generously provided me with their 30” x 55” mobile workstation for a comprehensive review. As the proud owner of Levrack’s industrial grade rolling shelf storage system, my expectations for the mobile workstation were naturally high. First Impression I can confidently say…

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Yeedi Robot Vacuum | 2-Years Later

By Robert Robillard

YEEDI Robot Vacuum | Longterm Review Two years ago, we did a product review on the Yeedi robot vacuum. At that time, I was replacing an older iRobot Roomba and opted to try out the lesser expensive Yeedi vacuum. based on the price and lack of knowledge of the Yeedi brand, I had this vacuum…

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5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

By Robert Robillard

Remodeling A Kitchen When you begin to think about remodeling your kitchen, there’s a lot to consider and it’s easy to miss things. By following a few simple tips, you can avoid difficulties. Here are 5 kitchen remodeling tips to think about before you begin your remodeling project. Start with a Detailed Plan Meet with…

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Kitchen Remodel 2023

By Robert Robillard

Kitchen Remodel|  “Kitchen Captivation” It had been at least 25 years since this Carlisle kitchen had seen a kitchen remodel  update. We joined forces with Great Spaces in Acton, MA to incorporate a multiple discipline design with British inspiration, using different materials and fabrication to create what we call “Kitchen Captivation.” We approached this kitchen…

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HOSELINK Retractable Garden Hose Reel

By Robert Robillard

HOSELINK Retractable Garden Hose Reel Review I’ve been a homeowner for 33 years and for 32 of them I’ve struggled with garden hoses and nozzles. A good garden hose is not cheap, but then what do you do with it when not in use. For example, do you hang it on a rack or roll…

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Building A Wheelchair Accessible Workshop

By Robert Robillard

The Wheelchair Woodworker – Helping To Build A Dream WorkShop Earlier this year, Jason McGee, a disabled yet hopeful woodworker from Sherman Illinois reached out to us for help and guidance in setting up a woodshop in his home garage.  He’s a fan of ToolBoxBuzz and has been enjoying our YouTube channel and wanted to…

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