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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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Installing Landscape Path Lighting

By Robert Robillard

Using Low Voltage Path Lighting – Outdoor Living Outdoor living is not new, but its concept has expanded dramatically in the last 10 years. Regardless of your climate, creating multipurpose outdoor living spaces, that function as extensions of the home, is now the trend. In this article we will discuss landscape path lighting and how…

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Dryerbox Recessed Exhaust Receptacle

By Robert Robillard

Dryerbox: A safer Dryer Exhaust Receptacle Keep Your Laundry Room Safe from Fires: Here’s a scary statistic: according to the National Fire Prevention Association, more than 15,000 home fires per year are caused by clothes dryers – and many of these could have been prevented. Fire prevention is a top concern for homebuyers, and providing information…

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10 Things To Look For In A Moving Company

By Robert Robillard

Hiring A Moving Company Searching for the right moving company requires a lot of knowledge, here ar 10 Things To Look For In A Moving Company. It may be challenging, especially if you’ve never moved before. Not knowing what things to look for in a moving company can make a difference between a safe and smooth relocation…

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KEEN Utility Dover Work Boot Review

By Robert Robillard

KEEN Utility Dover Six-Inch Waterproof Work Boot KEEN Utility has come out with some new work boots this year and I’ve been trying out the KEEN Utility Dover Work Boot six-inch waterproof model. By Ralph Morz KEEN First Impression The bottom line: This was my first KEEN Utilty work boot; I expected to like it…

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Cleaning a Bluestone Patio

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Bluestone Many homes have concrete and blue-stone walkways, steps and patios.  The problem is leaves, pollen and rust stains that develop can very difficult to remove. This article will address using a pressure washer as best practice for cleaning a Bluestone patio. Use A Pressure Washer The most effective and safe cleaning method…

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Building a Cedar Raised Garden Bed

By Robert Robillard

How To Build A Raised Garden Planter Building a Cedar Raised Garden Bed is a great way to grow healthy plants, herbs, and vegetables. A raised garden bed is a large planting container that sits aboveground and is filled with soil and plants. There are many benefits for raised bed gardening, such as; Perfect for growing…

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How to Clean Granite Steps

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Exterior Granite It wasn’t long after I started working as a carpenter that I started advising clients to replace their rotting wooden stairs with stone and granite steps. Granite makes an excellent choice for front entry stairs because of its hardness and resistance to ice melt products.  Additionally granite compliments gives and a sense…

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Preventing Patio Weed Growth with Polymeric Sand

By Robert Robillard

Using Polymeric Sand To Refresh A Patio I have a Blue stone patio with ¾” wide paver joints between the pavers. Weeds are inevitable and the best way I’ve found to eliminate them is with Polymeric sand. Preventing Patio Weed Growth with Polymeric Sand is considered a “best practice,” by many landscape designers and masons.…

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