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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 ToolBoxBuzzr 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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Anderson FullView Retractable Screen Storm Door

By Robert Robillard

Anderson 10-Series Storm Door Installation The Anderson 10-Series Fullview Retractable Storm Door is Anderson’s top-of-the-line storm door. I’ve been recommending and installing the 10-Series storm doors to clients for two reasons: Their a durable, quality storm door with a great seal They’re super easy to install In this article, I’m installing an Anderson Fullview Retractable…

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Installing An Infratech Heater

By Robert Robillard

Using Infratech Infrared Heaters On Screen Porch Staying home during the COVID pandemic showed us that space at home is premium. Extending the outdoor living spaces longer into the fall, or even a winter season is something people are looking at more than ever.  We’ve seen the restaurants build out their outdoor ding, many using…

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Choosing A Patio Infrared Heater

By Robert Robillard

Adding An Infrared Heater To A Screen Porch When the weather turns cold, folks who have been living on their screened porches move indoors. I designed my screened porch so I could swap out my screens for Mylar wind panels. While this helps cut the wind, it’s still cold. The only true way to be…

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10 Trim Carpentry Tips

By Robert Robillard

10 Trim Carpentry Tips I’ve partnered with Milwaukee Tool’s GRID apprentice program to share with you 10 trim carpentry tips that I’ve picked up over the years.  Alright let’s jump into the tips: Tip 1:    Tune You Miter Saw For accurate cuts, it’s important to calibrate your miter saw. A 1° difference over a 1-in.…

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Gun Safety Guide

By Robert Robillard

Protect Your Children – Gun Safety From Vincent Iannelli, M.D., Most parents are concerned about the safety of their children and do their best to provide them with a safe environment, including using car seats, seat belts, life preservers, bicycle helmets, and gates on stairs, etc. Too many parents forget about gun safety though. Firearms…

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VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If you’re 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets, and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in nightstands and didn’t think a second more about it. Not anymore, but thanks to biometric safes like the VAULTEK VT20i…

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Toro 28″ Power Max Snow Blower

By Robert Robillard

Toro 28″ Power Max HD 828 OAE 252cc Electric Start Gas Snow Blower (38838) Review If you live in a region that gets several feet of snow each year and you have a good-sized driveway, then a snow blower might be worth the investment, We recently had the opportunity to put the Toro 28″ Power…

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IUREK Heated Jacket ZD961

By Robert Robillard

IUREK Men’s Heated Jacket ZD961 Review Over the last few months, I’ve been testing the IUREK mens heated jacket, and my daughter the women’s heated jacket. A heated jacket can provide comfort in bitterly cold environments. I’ve found the BEST usage of a heated jacket is to use it to initially warm up when in the…

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