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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 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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Cleaning A Garbage Disposal

By Robert Robillard

Garbage Disposal Odors Most odors that come out of the garbage disposal are coming from food slime buildup on the splash guard, That’s the removable black rubber panel that sits atop your sink’s drain hole. You can scrub it with soap and water using a scrub-brush or stoss it in the top rack of a…

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15 Gauge vs 16 Gauge Finish Nailers

By Robert Robillard

How to Choose A Finish Nailer | What’s The difference? When determining the difference between 15 gauge vs 16 gauge nailers, it’s important to know that the gauge of a nail refers to the diameter of the nail wire. 15 Gauge vs 16 Gauge | Rule Of Thumb When asked what is the difference between 15…

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How to Make Hidden Dado Cuts On Router Table

By Robert Robillard

Drop-Cut Procedure To Make A Hidden Dado A stopped or hidden dado does not run all the way through your board. You use stopped dados in bookcase construction, sliding drawers and shelves, and where ever you want a hidden dado joint. The process of making a hidden dado on a router table is often called a…

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Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Flashlight Review

By Robert Robillard

Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP Rechargeable Flashlight 1098726  This Smith & Wesson M&P Officer RXP flashlight is promoted as a great everyday carry flashlight. When first looking at this light and who might benefit from it,  public safety and the military come to, but so don’t construction trades. Folks in the trades are constantly…

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How To Make and Install Picture Frame Trim

By Robert Robillard

Pre-installing Picture Frame Trim Using a Kreg Jig I get a lot of comments on IG about us installing preassembled trim. Getting window trim miters tight can be a task even for the best carpenters, especially with older plaster or uneven walls. That task gets even more difficult when you’re installing picture frame miters. Over…

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How To Winterize Your Pressure Washer

By Robert Robillard

Steps To Winterize A Pressure Washer As summer ends I often take a weekend day and winterize the exterior of my house, this process always includes winterizing my pressure washer. Well, it wasn’t always that way, I’m one of those guys that have lost at least two pressure washers because I did not winterize them.…

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