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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 To Plan A Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Designing and Managing a Small Workshop A small workshop to me means that you must be ruthlessly efficient in how you design, your shop, as well as organize and store your tools. A well-organized shop is the hallmark of professionalism, especially if you have clients visit or just want to be more productive. Planning, executing,…

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Miter Saw Stop Blocks

By Robert Robillard

How To Make and Use A Miter Saw Stop Block For many years when I needed to make repetitive cuts on my miter saw, I’d use a stop block.  A stop block allows you to make accurate, receptive cuts without having to deal with graduated errors that result from using your tape measure and pencil.…

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Energy Guardian Attic Access Cover

By Robert Robillard

Energy Guardian pull-down R-38 ladder Cover PS1-38-11A The attic entrance has been and commonly remains the most overlooked source of energy loss in many homes. ESS Energy Products is a family-owned and operated company whose founder and CEO is is an Army veteran who proudly served our country. ESS has a goal to provide cost-effective…

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How To Install Exterior Window Trim

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing Pre-Assembled Exterior Window Trim This article will explain how to install exterior window trim by using a pre-assembly method. Pre-assembling trim is faster, more efficient, neater, and produces near-perfect joints every time.  This approach is different from installing trim on the window one piece at a time, it requires a completely different…

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Building An Oak Stool

By Robert Robillard

How To Build An Oak Step Stool This article is about building an oak stool,  the benefit is using Oak is that it is durable and a strong wood to use. My design was to follow an old stool I made out of leftover Oak flooring from our house renovation, in the early ’90s. Oak Stool…

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Kreg Universal Workbench

By Robert Robillard

Workbench Solutions | Kreg Work Bench I have a small shop!  There I said it. When you’re trying to get work done in a small shop you have to be able to do more with less, be comfortable working in a cramped space, and be creative. Creativity usually means choosing multiple-use tools and, benches and…

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How To Build A Bookcase

By Robert Robillard

Building a TV Bookcase Wall Unit We wanted to complement existing details in the house so we chose to incorporate similar bookcase flat panel cabinet doors and side panels that are also found in the adjacent kitchen cabinets. Because space is limited and this bookcase is centered between two doorways we choose to make the…

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How To Eliminate Paint Brush Stokes

By Robert Robillard

Eliminating Paint Brush Strokes My painting contractor always told me to have that a paint project was 805 prep and 20% paint.  Even with the prep being the lion’s share of a paint project, there is still  some skill required to get the paint to “lay down.” Laying down means without brush strokes or “rope marks,”…

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