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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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Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets

By Robert Robillard

Tips For Laying Out Kitchen Cabinets Installing Kitchen Cabinets Laying out kitchen cabinets can be a easy or hard, it all depends on the steps you follow. Probably the best tip for laying out kitchen cabinets is to make sure they are all on site prior to removing the existing kitchen, if remodeling, and to…

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Custom Wood Screen and Storm Door

By Robert Robillard

Making A Wood Screen and Storm French Door A storm door is very much part of a home’s curb appeal. We were recently asked to replace an existing combination screen and storm door on a client’s house. The existing door was constructed out of pine and had metal clips that held the screen or storm…

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Shaker Profile Cabinet Doors

By Robert Robillard

Building Cabinet Doors I recently was asked to make a built-in cabinet for a bathroom remodel. The bathroom vanity that the client purchased had Shaker style doors; which featured flat panels and beveled styles and rails I was taught to use cope and stick joinery because it makes a good looking and sturdy frame for…

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Cedar Flower Boxes

By Robert Robillard

Building Cedar Window Boxes For the last year or so I’ve wanted to replace the old beat up Pine flower boxes hanging on my shed. Today, while cleaning my workshop, I found some scrap cedar which was exactly what I needed to build new cedar flower boxes. Sourcing Material I like using Cedar because it’s naturally insect…

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Paulk Workbench Review

By Robert Robillard

Solution for A Small Shop I recently took the Paulk Workbench from FastCap into my shop to review and evaluate. The Paulk Workbench is an innovative workbench system with a torsion box-like design. The result of this design is that it is strong, versatile and flexible workshop solution. The Paulk Workbench top measures 3’x6’x10”, completely…

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Garage Door Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

This post was sponsored by 3-IN-ONE Oil; however, all views expressed below are my own. Sticky Garage Door Fix My garage door is the biggest door in my house and recently I started noticing that is was not opening as smoothly and sticking at one point in the track. This should not have been a…

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6 Bathroom Remodel Structural Considerations

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodel Structural Issues With bathroom remodels people often focus on color, layout, heated floors and moving things around. These are all important things, but if you’re not thinking about the stuff behind the walls and under the floors to make the overall design work well. If you’re not concerned about “Hidden Conditions,” You’re about…

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Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation

By Robert Robillard

Custom built-in bookcase and mantle project: On this project we were asked to remove the built-in cabinet and replace it with a built-in bookcase and mantle installation. New Design – Built-In Bookcase And Mantle Installation The plan was to install a custom mantle that is lower than the existing blue-stone mantle and built a new…

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