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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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Gun Safety Guide

By Robert Robillard

Protect Your Children – Gun Safety From Vincent Iannelli, M.D., Most parents are concerned about the safety of their children and do their best to provide them with a safe environment, including using car seats, seat belts, life preservers, bicycle helmets, and gates on stairs, etc. Too many parents forget about gun safety though. Firearms…

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VAULTEK VT20i Gun Vault

By Robert Robillard

If you’re 40 years old or older you grew up in the times of lead paint, asbestos, no seat belts, no bike helmets, and the Three-Stooges for TV entertainment. Back then people stored handguns in nightstands and didn’t think a second more about it. Not anymore, but thanks to biometric safes like the VAULTEK VT20i…

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Toro 28″ Power Max Snow Blower

By Robert Robillard

Toro 28″ Power Max HD 828 OAE 252cc Electric Start Gas Snow Blower (38838) Review If you live in a region that gets several feet of snow each year and you have a good-sized driveway, then a snow blower might be worth the investment, We recently had the opportunity to put the Toro 28″ Power…

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IUREK Heated Jacket ZD961

By Robert Robillard

IUREK Men’s Heated Jacket ZD961 Review Over the last few months, I’ve been testing the IUREK mens heated jacket, and my daughter the women’s heated jacket. A heated jacket can provide comfort in bitterly cold environments. I’ve found the BEST usage of a heated jacket is to use it to initially warm up when in the…

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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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