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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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Thinium Recharge+ Portable Phone Charger

By Robert Robillard

Thinium Recharge All in One Charger Review My job depends on me having access to a phone, always on the go, I have to charge my phone as I travel. That means charging in my vehicle while driving, or using portable external chargers to boost and charge my battery when I can’t plug in.I recently…

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Milwaukee M18 FUEL SURGE Hydraulic Driver

By Robert Robillard

The Future of Impact Drivers The other night at the dinner table, I asked my teenage daughter to pass me the salad. She kind of looked at me funny and said, “Dad, why are you yelling?” So feeling a little confused and irritated, I say, “I’m not yelling” and look over at my wife for…

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New Bosch 1/2″Drill/Driver and Hammer Drill/Driver Lineup

By Robert Robillard

Bosch 18V EC Brushless 1/2″ Drill/Driver DDS183 and Hammer Drill/Driver HDS183 The Bosch DDS183 18V 1/2″ Drill/Driver and HDS183 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver both offer the same set of specifications, minus a few differing features. They both come with Bosch’s Kick-Back Control Technology and the following specifications: short head length keyless single sleeve metal chucks precision clutch…

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Custom Door Surround

By Robert Robillard

Installing Cedar Trim onto Brick We were recently asked to dress up the rear entrance of the Concord Book Shop with a custom door surround. The brick surrounding this door has some sort of pink paint that the building owner wanted to hide. The ultimate goal was to create nice looking custom door surround that…

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Using Electric Floor Heat on Bathroom Remodels

By Robert Robillard

Warmup Floor Heat Solves Remodeling Problems By Sarah Green Carmichael Before we moved to the suburbs, my husband and I somehow won the apartment rental lottery. We scored a two bedroom, two bathroom, apartment in the city  — and, in unheard-of fashion for a rental, one of the bathrooms had electric floor heat under our…

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Gama Sonic Progressive GS-103 Solar LED Spotlight

By Robert Robillard

Gama Sonic Progressive GS-103 Solar LED Spotlight Review Outdoor landscape lighting is both functional and elegant. Landscape lighting can make your backyard or garden really pop at night. The reason why most people don’t install landscape lighting is that you have to bury low-voltage wire, connect them to the lights and to transformers. Solar Power Landscape…

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Live Edge Wood and Gas Pipe Shelf

By Robert Robillard

How to Make a Live Edge Wood Shelf with Gas Pipe It’s easy to see why people are going gaga over gas pipe shelving. Gas pipes, when combined with cool shelving material, like re purposed or live edge wood, combines an old world charm with a strong, unique look. In this article we show you…

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Repairing A Window Shutter

By Robert Robillard

Repairing a Exterior Louvered Shutter – Wood Rot Shutters are considered low-hanging fruit when it comes to adding a splash of color or curb appeal to a home.  There are a few types of exterior window shutters: panel, louvered, board & batten, Bermuda and combination shutter styles. In this article, repairing a window shutter we…

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