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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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Danner Steel Yard Work Boot

By Robert Robillard

Danner Steel Yard Work Boot Review By Chris Ermides I bought my first pair of Danner boots about 25 years ago: the widely known Mountain Lights. I was a school teacher at the time so it was a particularly large purchase given my salary then. But I’d heard they were durable and comfortable, so I made the…

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Modifying A TV Cabinet

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Wall Mounted TV On An Existing Cabinet A client recently asked me if we could modify their existing tv cabinet to accommodate a larger tv. The problem was that this cabinet was built between two stairs and columns. The client wanted a tv that was 2 to 3 times larger than their existing…

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How To Soundproof A Ceiling And Wall

By Robert Robillard

Installing Resilient Sound Isolation Wall and Ceiling Clips It sure is a noisy world out there.  When folks think about residential noise control or soundproofing, They typically are looking to absorb sound or dealing with echo & reverberation problems.  This article will show you how to soundproof a ceiling and wall using KINETICS™  Wood-Frame Ceiling Hanger…

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Crescent APEX u-GUARD Non-Marring Covered Tools

By Robert Robillard

Crescent APEX u-GUARD Carpenters, plumbers, auto rebuilders, electricians, and many other trades workaround finished surfaces.  Whether it’s a finished cabinet, plumbing fixture, car detail, or chandelier, that last screw to be driven or nut to be tightened always has the potential of making trouble for us if our driver or tool slips into or rubs…

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Vampliers Screw Extraction Pliers

By Robert Robillard

Vampliers Screw Extraction Pliers Review By Ralph Mroz Every tradesperson regularly runs into the problem of a screw drive stripping out, and now the screw can’t either be screwed in or backed out.  This is usually an issue with old screws or the cheap screws that come with so many products these days.  Of course,…

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Acute Angle Jig To Cut Extreme Angles

By Robert Robillard

How To Make An Acute Angle Jig For You Miter Saw There are many times that I find I need cut trim or molding at an angle greater than my miter saw was designed for.  Most miter saws cut to 45 degrees or slightly larger, usually 50 degrees. this is where an acute angle jig…

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RYOBI 21-inch 40-Volt Self-Propelled Mower

By Robert Robillard

RYOBI Cordless Self-Propelled Mower with 7.5 Ah Review The whole world is going electric and cordless.  From electric cars to cordless power tools, the ever-increasing power density of batteries is making every job more convenient.  Lawnmowers are of course no exception.  While cordless electric mowers are not new, the latest crop of them has the…

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Open Seams In Hardwood Flooring

By Robert Robillard

Oak Floor Installed Parallel with Plank Subfloor – Results In Seams I recently looked at a house for sale with Oak floors. The second I walked into the house I noticed multiple open seams in the hardwood flooring. The weird part was that these seams were evenly spaced approximately every 7 to 8 inches. The reason…

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