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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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Gaps in Wood Floors

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood Floor Gaps Winter is the time that I get questions about gaps in wood floors showing up in solid 3/4-inch thick, wood floors. Gaps in wood floors are normal, and occur when the wood loses its moisture content. Several factors can lead to its cause. Humidity Wreaks Havoc on Hardwood Floors Often “gapping” is…

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How To Refinish a Wood Countertop

By Robert Robillard

Refinishing a Cherry Wood Countertop: There is an unmistakable, unique look of quality when I see a solid wood counter-top. It is the mix warmth, character, and quality that makes it a popular and sought after choice in many high end kitchens. Many people have a perception that installing a solid wood counter-top is cost…

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How To Install A Decorative Cupola

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Cupola I love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of their salt have a functional cupola an most of them. I had the opportunity to rebuild an 80 to 100 year old cupola in historic Concord, Ma…

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Zanflare F1 Flashlight

By Robert Robillard

Zanflare F1 Flashlight Review Rechargeable flashlights are becoming more and more popular these days. In our opinion, the best rechargeable flashlight are LED and are rechargeable, such as the Zanflare F1 Flashlight. As remodeling contractors we use flashlights for estimating, researching and evaluating structures prior to briniging in lighting and starting work. We recently too the…

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Replacing An Acorn Roof Finial

By Robert Robillard

Acorn Roof Finial I worked on this Nashawtuc Road home back in 2008 when we replaced the front porch floor and installed a unique drainage system. Recently the homeowner had the roof replaced. At the peak of the house’s hip roof sat a beautiful acorn shaped finial. This finial had been repaired many times over…

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Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers

By Robert Robillard

Titanium Hammers vs. Steel Hammers Which One Is Better? The titanium hammer vs. steel hammer debate has been going on at my job site for a few years now. The questions all address whether titanium hammers are worth the cost, which is sometimes 4-5 times more than a steel hammer, and do they REALLY prevent…

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Holiday Tool Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

    Holiday Gift Guide 2016 It can be difficult to buy for the men or woman in your life, who work with their hands. If they follow ACC, then their most likely not interested in fancy bows, colorful ribbons, or fluff. They prefer tools, knives, gadgets, and gear! So we’ve put together a holiday tool…

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Storing Paint Properly

By Robert Robillard

Paint Storage To store usable paint for longer periods of time, you need to keep air from getting into the can. Here’s a few tips on how to store paint in an air tight container. Use a rag, not a paint brush, and clean all the paint out of the sealing rim of the can, as…

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