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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 ToolBoxBuzzr 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

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ZipWall Magnetic Dust Barrier Door

By Robert Robillard

ZipWall Self-Closing Magnetic Dust Barrier Door When discussing contractor professional development we often refer to the term, “livable remodeling.” Livable remodeling refers to providing building and remodeling services to your clients in a way that: Reduces stress Minimizes health risks – such as airborne dust Ensures their home is livable during the process Details and…

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Improving Closet Organization

By Robert Robillard

Bedroom Closet Makeover The photo above is a closet I recently upgraded with cubby storage and a second clothes hanging rod. The prior closet design [photo below] dated back to 1994 and was not efficient. Our goal was focused on improving closet organization. Installing Double Closet Rods I’ve recently been advocating installing double rods versus…

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Building a FAUX Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Installing PVC Trim To Look Like a Barn Door We recently were tasked with installing trim to create the center, faux barn door pictured in the architectural drawing  above. Building a FAUX barn door seemed straightforward and our biggest challenge was to make it look real from the street. This faux door needed not only…

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Matching Molding Profiles

By Robert Robillard

Contour Gauge – Matching Molding Profiles In the remodeling world, I often get called in to alter or build something new in an older home.  In these situations the homeowner usually wants the new moldings and details to match the older moldings. That’s where the contour gauge comes in. Profile Gauge Purchase Link General-Tools-833-10-Inch-Contour Sometimes…

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Functional Exercise For Contractors

By Robert Robillard

Staying Fit in the Trades – Choosing the RIGHT Functional Exercises! Chances are you lift heavy, awkward things from time-to-time, and then you climb a ladder with them.  What you have is “on-the-job” strength, which accountants could never achieve in a cubicle. Let’s talk about how functional exercise can improve job site performance, health, and…

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Top 10 Ways to Grow Your Business

By Robert Robillard

Small Business Marketing – Building A Brand You might be the best contractor in the world, with outstanding services, yet none of that amounts to a hill of beans if people don’t know about you. You see “word of mouth” only goes so far. You’re probably rolling your eyes and saying, “Who has the time to…

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How To Clean A Dryer Duct

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning A Dryer Vent When you consider that 15,000 fires start in the laundry room every year and that these fires are mostly due to lint build up in the clothes dryer or a clogged dryer duct it makes you wonder why we don’t do something about it.  Annual dryer duct cleaning will ensure you avoid these…

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Eldorado Stone Infinite Fire Bowl

By Robert Robillard

Eldorado Stone Infinite Fire Bowl Review There’s something entrancing about sitting at a fire, staring into the flames. If you’ve been reading my site for a while, you know that I like to keep busy—but sitting in front of flickering flames and glowing embers, my mind relaxes and I can unwind. On long summer evenings,…

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