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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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How Plumbing Traps Work

By Robert Robillard

3 Main Insights into How Plumbing Traps Work Image Source: Pixabay Unless you are a professional plumber, it is safe to assume that you probably have no idea how plumbing traps work, or what a plumbing trap even is. You have probably encountered terms such as S traps, P traps, grease traps, drum traps, and so…

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Keeping A Tourniquet On The Job Site

By Robert Robillard

Job Site Safety – Keeping a Tourniquet Handy As a contractor who works with tools are you prepared for a job site catastrophic injury? I know a lot of us have first aid kits but do you carry a tourniquet? Is it in the truck or in your tool belt?  Keeping a tourniquet on the job site…

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Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Warmup DCM-PRO Uncoupling Mat and Heating Cable As a remodeling contractor I’m always looking for more efficient, better ways to do our projects. Recently I came across the Warmup DCM-PRO Membrane and Heating Cable.  The mat is an uncoupling membrane, and the combination of the two gives me a faster way to install radiant heat…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space

By Robert Robillard

Planning An Outdoor Living Space When entertaining the favorite hangout in my home always seemed to be the kitchen. There seems to be a magnetic pull to the kitchen. This is especially true when my wife is in there entertaining the crowd with her culinary skills and sense of humor.  A sense of humor, I…

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The 3-4-5 Method For Squaring Corners

By Robert Robillard

3-4-5 Triangle Method Carpentry is not an exact science; it is a pragmatic approach to problem solving, building, and repairing. My experience has taught me that a few basic principles guide us on what will or will not work. Plumb, Level, and Square is some of those principles. 3-4-5 Rule To Ensure Square Layouts Carpenters…

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Adding a Charging Station to My Tool Trailer

By Robert Robillard

Trailer Charging Wall I’ve been using cordless tools for some time now and am probably close to being 95% cordless. That means that I have a lot of cordless batteries to deal with. On most jobs I start my work with my cordless tool and have a charger working getting the next battery up to…

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Hidden Water Basin

By Robert Robillard

Building a Disappearing Fountain Basin In part 1 of Building a disappearing water fountain, I detailed the steps in Building a Hidden Water Basin with a glazed pot that was a gift from a friend.  Learn how How To Build A Disappearing Water Fountain with this step by step guide. We chose the spot, shown below, for…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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