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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 Control Remodeling Dust – Best Practices

By Robert Robillard

  13 Best Practices For Controlling Remodeling Dust As a remodeling contractor I learned early on that learning how to control remodeling dust and keeping out of the non-remodeled portion of your clients home is often more important than the quality of your work. There is nothing worse than having your client tell you they want…

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Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Shirt

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Heavy Tech Henley Style Review #706701 Working in construction and having rugged clothing go hand in hand. There is nothing worse than working in clothes that easily tear, wear out or just do not perform well in the field. My search for rugged clothing is never ending.  I am always on the look out for premium…

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How To Paint Over Polyurethane

By Robert Robillard

Painting Over Polyurethane Or Varnish Finishes This article will explain how to paint over polyurethane or varnish finishes. Painting over polyurethane woodwork can be time consuming, and maddening. Improper techniques can lead to your paint finish to fail; bubble, peel or chip. Read my detailed step-by-step instructions below on how to eliminate the steps of…

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Pareto Principle for Small Business

By Robert Robillard

The 80/20 Rule For Small Business Contractor I want to talk about a useful analysis that I use in my remodeling business, it’s called the 80/20 rule. If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re probably familiar with the Pareto Principle. Pareto was born in Italy in 1848 and went on to become an important philosopher and economist.…

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Milwaukee Tools U.S. Manufacturing

By Robert Robillard

Milwaukee Sawzall Blades and Hole Saws – Made in the USA   This week I traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi, often referred to as the “most southern place on Earth,” to visit one of Milwaukee Tool’s manufacturing plants. Greenwood is located on the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta and was a 19th-century cotton mecca. Before…

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Removing Pet Urine Odor From Wood Sub-floor

By Robert Robillard

How to Remove Pet Urine Smell From a Sub-floor Steps involved in removing pet urine odor from wood sub-floor is a question I often get asked. Pet urine is a made up of ammonia, nitrogen, uric acid, bacteria, and hormones. Uric acid contains crystals that are left behind even after the urine has dried. It is…

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Washing Machine Odor

By Robert Robillard

Front Load Washing Machine Foul Smell Do you have a mystery laundry room or washing machine odor? If you do, the culprit is most likely your front loading washing machine. Many front loading washing machines develop a musty, mildew, rotten egg odor. The good news is that its curable with a little DIY maintenance. Front…

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Rockler Router Table Fence 58215

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Router Table Fence, Model 58215 Review For as little as it takes to get set up, and short money a router table and adjustable fence takes your work shop router to the next level. Next to the table saw, it’s easy to see why this workshop workhorse is often one of the first and…

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