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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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Selecting A Summer Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Summer Work Shoes Summers can get hot and humid, there is nothing worse than having your feet sweat in a hot, heavy, steel-toed work boot. Selecting a summer work boot or shoe can be a daunting process. For one, many contractors I know feel strongly that the BEST foot protection on the jobsite is a work…

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Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brad Nailer 2740-21CT

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee FUEL 18 Gauge Brushless Brad Nailer 2740-21CT Review This story starts in 1950 when the first pneumatic nailers were introduced and fast-forwards to today with many tool manufacturers are designing and offering battery-only, cordless finish nailers. Today throughout our industry, carpenters are using a combination of pneumatic, gas powered, and battery powered brad and…

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Mount an Upholstered Headboard to the Wall

By Robert Robillard

Attaching an Upholstered Headboard To A Wall We recently purchased an upholstered headboard for my daughter. The headboard came with black metal bars that bolted vertically to the bed frame. The problem was that even with two bolts per bracket, the headboard swayed back and forth and did not allow my daughter to lean back…

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How to Clean Baseboard Heater Fins

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Baseboard Radiators How often do you clean your baseboard heating fins? If you don’t, you should! This article will focus on how to clean baseboard heater. Hot water baseboard and electric heating systems depend on air flowing through the numerous aluminum convector fins that surround a copper pipe. How to Clean Baseboard…

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Using Dumpster Bags – the Perfect Solution

By Robert Robillard

Using Dumpster Bags from GreenBagPickUp.com By Sarah Green Carmichael One thing I’ve learned about home renovation projects: they generate a lot of trash. A lot. And yet my husband and I have managed to renovate both our kitchen and bathroom without ever renting a dumpster. How? Two words: dumpster bags. I’ve been daunted by the…

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Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling

By Robert Robillard

Preparing For Bathroom Remodeling – The Right Way Preparing for bathroom remodeling isn’t something you’re born knowing how to do. For most people, it’s not until after they’ve renovated a bathroom or two that they really know what to expect. As a restoration contractor, I’ve seen many situations where homeowners have spent thousands of dollars…

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Wood Floors and Electric Radiant Heat

By Robert Robillard

Installing Warmup Radiant Heat Under An Oak Floor Wood floors and electric radiant heat is a great way to add warmth and comfort to any room. It’s also a fairly simple process: because there are no vents, ducts, pipes, or radiators to deal with, it often solves issues that come up in the remodeling process.…

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Feeney LED Deck Lighting

By Robert Robillard

Feeney Deck Lighting LED Strip Lights Deck lighting is the latest rage and LED light strips are starting to become more and more popular among designers and deck builders.  The folks at Feeney developed LED light strip that are designed to be used on their DesignRail aluminum railings.  These light rails provide nice ambiance for outdoor living and also  excellent safety lighting at stairs…

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