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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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Trades Skills Types

By Robert Robillard

 What Type Are You? Written by Ralph Mroz I don’t mean your personality type, or your sexual type, or your astrological type.  Someone you know probably cares about those things, but what I’m referring to is your trades skills type. Trade Skill Type 1 Are you a homeowner with no background in the trades, who still…

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The 10 Commandments of Home Construction

By Robert Robillard

The 10 1/2 Project Commandments Witten by Ralph Mroz These are the ten and a half commandments that define all home improvement and construction projects. They’ve been learned – often the hard way – over the years by pros, who reflexively build their implications into the estimates and timetables that they give to clients.  You could…

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How to Build A Board and Batten Door

By Robert Robillard

Building Board and Batten Doors In this article we will show you how to build a board and batten door using rough-sawn,  ship lap lumber.  Building a board and batten door is a task that can be completed in a relatively short period of time and is a project that is suitable for novice woodworkers.…

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Preventing Pipes From Freezing

By Robert Robillard

How-To Avoid Freezing Pipes This winter is predicted to be a COLD one, and that means frozen water pipes….. brrrrrrr! Before it gets cold take a moment to evaluate your water pipes and take the precautions now and save from costly repairs later. Preventing pipes from freezing should be done at the time of construction,…

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Updating Your Smoke Alarms

By Robert Robillard

Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Detection – Which One Is Better? If your like me you, you have the best of intentions but probably only get around to changing your smoke alarm batteries once a year, not twice as recommended, or worse wait for the “chirp,” to do it. You also never vacuum them or test…

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Mold In Attic

By Robert Robillard

The Underside of Roof is Wet – Frost In Attic Moldy, wet roof surfaces in the attic is not a good thing. There is a myriad of reasons for moisture buildup in the attic. Normal thinking would tell you that having enough airflow or ventilation would solve this problem. That is not the case for…

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Encapsulating an Attic Space

By Robert Robillard

Value of Creating a Conditioned Attic Space Encapsulating an Attic Space means including the attic in the thermal envelope by installing insulation under the roof sheathing and not in the attic floor, joist bay. While any insulation can be used, we feel the best practice is to use spray foam. Typically, this is done with…

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Measuring Tools for the Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Measuring Tools -That DON’T break the Budget Measuring and layout mistakes can be time-consuming and costly. Learning the hard way how to measure properly is not fun. Measuring properly involves attention to detail, good judgement and experience. Over the years, I’ve developed strategies to measure and layout parts to achieve accurate work and avoiding mistakes.…

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