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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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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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Powermatic CNC Woodworking Routers

By Robert Robillard

POWERMATIC TWO NEW, MID-SIZED CNC WOODWORKING ROUTERS  Powermatic® has brought the Gold Standard to the multi-dimensional world of computer numerical control by introducing two new CNC woodworking routers.  These durable, mid-sized CNC machines include the Powermatic PM-2X2RK and PM-2X4SPK models. Both new Powermatic routers are 3-axis CNC machines, in which the spindle works in the…

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MiTek Adjustable Deck Tension Tie ADTT-TZ

By Robert Robillard

MiTek Adjustable Deck Tension Tie ADTT-TZ Decks are included in nearly a third of all new houses being built today. It is estimated that there are millions of decks in the U.S. that are beyond their useful life, and structurally not safe. Today, when building a deck its important to use proper building techniques, structural…

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Arborwear Chagrin Flannel Shirt

By Robert Robillard

Arborwear Chagrin Flannel Shirt, Model 205542  Review Work clothing on the job-site is something that I think about a lot. Not only do I want my guys looking sharp and professional, but I want their clothing to protect them and stand up to the environment. As a business owner, I’d rather spend more money on…

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Construction Site Preparation

By Robert Robillard

What Happens During Site Preparation? A chunk of untouched land is like a blank page or a fresh canvas. It’s your chance to create your dream home or a masterful piece of commercial architecture. You’ve probably been holding this vision in your mind for years and finally have it sketched out on paper … the…

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Deck Safety

By Robert Robillard

Deck Replacement or Repair? There are approximately 40 million decks in the United States and only half of those are code compliant.  Deck safety is a real problem. Every year we hear about decks that collapse under the weight of people or snow load. If you have an existing deck that is more than 3…

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