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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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SimpliSafe DIY Security System

By Robert Robillard

Summer Homes: Protect Your Investment As we near the end of summer, lots of people are saying “see ya later” to their vacation homes. Yes, it’s sad but true – some of us have to go back to the real world. I have a few friends who are always asking for tips when it comes…

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Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan

By Robert Robillard

 Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan 0886-20 Review Recently Milwaukee released a new M18 cordless tool, the Milwaukee M18 Jobsite Fan.  At first I questioned whether this was a tool worth reporting on, then I started to think about the many times I have worked in attics, crawl spaces and other humid and hot areas that I…

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DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361

By Robert Robillard

 DEWALT 20V Cordless Miter Saw Review DEWALT just released their DEWALT 20V Cordless 7 1/4 Inch Miter Saw DCS361. The DCS361 offers is designed to provide a portable, and convenient solution to general contractors and remodelers for cutting applications involving: Trim installation Flooring work Cutting 2x material Power The DCS361 spins at 3750 RPM and makes, on…

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How-To Make a Giant JENGA Game

By Robert Robillard

Make your own Giant JENGA Game – A Perfect Cookout Game If I jumped up right now and yelled “JENGA!” – or would you immediately recognize the catchy phrase for the game JENGA or call 911 on me? I recently saw an outdoor version of JENGA with oversized blocks and it was the hit of…

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How to Fix a Broken Floor Joist

By Robert Robillard

Fixing Broken, Cracked, Sagging Floor Joists I recently had to repair a broken floor joist that had cracked. I suppose somewhere in the world there are floor joists that need to be repaired that have wide open, clear joist bays, with no pipes, wires or obstructions. That’s not my world! From initial inspection it appeared…

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Inside Peek at Feeney CableRail

By Robert Robillard

Interview With Andy Penny – Inside Peek at Feeney CableRail A question and answer session with Andrew Penny, vice president of marketing and advertising, at Feeney, Inc. With custom home builders, remodelers and contractors who have designated business models based on moving from one project to the next in a timely but proficient manner, what…

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How to Eliminate Squeaks In Hardwood Floors

By Robert Robillard

Floor Squeaks Hi Rob Thanks for all the great info in your column, website and newsletters. I would appreciate advice on how to eliminate squeaks in hardwood floors. Our fairly standard oak floors seem to get more squeaky spots with time. Is there a way to fix them – do we nail or screw down…

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Cleaning Teak Furniture

By Robert Robillard

  How To Clean Teak Furniture This article will focus on how to clean teak furniture. Teak is a tropical hardwood species of tree, popular for outdoor furniture use due to it durability and natural resistance to rot and decay. Teak timber has always been valued as a high quality material and for its water…

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