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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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Treblab FX100 Outdoor Wireless Speaker

By Robert Robillard

Treblab FX100 Outdoor Wireless Speaker Review Treblab FX100 Long Lasting, Outdoor Wireless Speaker Review We recently took the Treblab FX100 outdoor wireless speaker to work with us to see what it was all about. At first glance, the speaker appears durable and well made.  Its IPX4 rating certifies it as shock-proof, dust-proof, and IPX4 water-resistant.…

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Preparing For Hurricane Henri

By Robert Robillard

Tropical Storm Henri Preparation with Ryobi With Tropical Storm Henri building towards a Category 1 Hurricane, residents of New England are beginning preparations for very significant rain and wind event on Sunday, August 22.  Here at my house, the first thing I did to prepare was pulling out my Ryobi 18V One+ 6 Port Supercharger…

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Master Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Master Bath Partridge Lane Project This is a brief synopsis of our Partridge Lane Master Bathroom Remodel. From the bright marble tile to the octagonal shower floor and niche backsplash, this modern bath feels modern, clean, and refreshing. Bathroom Fixtures We used Grohe “Lineare” fixtures in this bathroom remodel. The shower is controlled by a…

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Kitchen Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Chestnut Hill Kitchen Remodel Project Summary: Chestnut Hill, MA ~ Kitchen Remodel Kitchen designer James Forsaith and I have been working together for 28 years. We joined forces again to incorporate a chef-inspired kitchen. We approached this kitchen remodel with the goal [codename for budget] of using stock cabinets but enhancing it with high-end options,…

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Anderson FullView Retractable Screen Storm Door

By Robert Robillard

Anderson 10-Series Storm Door Installation The Anderson 10-Series Fullview Retractable Storm Door is Anderson’s top-of-the-line storm door. I’ve been recommending and installing the 10-Series storm doors to clients for two reasons: Their a durable, quality storm door with a great seal They’re super easy to install In this article, I’m installing an Anderson Fullview Retractable…

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Installing An Infratech Heater

By Robert Robillard

Using Infratech Infrared Heaters On Screen Porch Staying home during the COVID pandemic showed us that space at home is premium. Extending the outdoor living spaces longer into the fall, or even a winter season is something people are looking at more than ever.  We’ve seen the restaurants build out their outdoor ding, many using…

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Choosing A Patio Infrared Heater

By Robert Robillard

Adding An Infrared Heater To A Screen Porch When the weather turns cold, folks who have been living on their screened porches move indoors. I designed my screened porch so I could swap out my screens for Mylar wind panels. While this helps cut the wind, it’s still cold. The only true way to be…

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10 Trim Carpentry Tips

By Robert Robillard

10 Trim Carpentry Tips I’ve partnered with Milwaukee Tool’s GRID apprentice program to share with you 10 trim carpentry tips that I’ve picked up over the years.  Alright let’s jump into the tips: Tip 1:    Tune You Miter Saw For accurate cuts, it’s important to calibrate your miter saw. A 1° difference over a 1-in.…

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