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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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RIDGID R040SCA Roofing Cutter

By Robert Robillard

Ridgid R040SCA Roofing Cutter Review The folks at Ridgid sent me their Ridgid R040SCA Roofing Cutter to test out and review. I was interested in reviewing this tool for the fact I have never used one or seen one before. After reading Ridgid’s write up on this tool I immediately thought this is a wrist…

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Building A Bookcase Around Radiators

By Robert Robillard

Bookcases and Wall Trim with Radiator Obstructions I have looked at many potential jobs in which people wishing to have built in bookcases or flat or raised panel wainscoting installed.  You do not have to settle  by building a bookcase around radiators.   any times the radiator can be moved or recessed in the floor. Leaving…

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COAST Rechargeable Flashlights

By Robert Robillard

COAST LED Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Flashlights I’ve carried a flashlight of some sort everyday for twenty years and I know what I like and what works. I’ve been a COAST flashlight user for a few years now ever since I found the HP7 flashlight. I appreciate that they make feature-rich, dependable lights that are used across…

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FSC Lumber and Illegal logging

By Robert Robillard

Image: procosara.org Illegal logging – destroying the last Ancient Forests I recently asked my local lumber yard manager his thoughts on FSC lumber and illegal logging. What Does FSC Stand For? FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council and is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s…

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Taking Photos During A Remodel

By Robert Robillard

Take pictures now – SAVE time later Several years ago I started taking mid-construction pictures of any remodeling projects I worked on with the intention of creating a digital record for future repairs or remodels.  Taking photos during a remodel has a lot of other benefits too, such as: Creating a website or portfolio Managing…

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Preventing Dryer Vent Fires

By Robert Robillard

Image: allianceairqualityservices.com Dryer Duct and Vent Fires Dryer vents should be cleaned in order to increase the airflow through your dryer and as a major step toward preventing dryer vent fires. By cleaning your dryer vent regularly, you increase airflow efficiency, decrease cost of dryer operation, reduce the amount of time required for clothes drying…

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Child Proofing The Laundry Room

By Robert Robillard

Image: http://www.epa.gov/ Making A Home Safe For Children Many houses these days have laundry rooms on the main floor or bedroom level floors.  These rooms are usually designed to accommodate the washer, dryer, maybe a sink and counter top or ironing area. This post will address child proofing the laundry room. Everything Starts With Proper…

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Poly Classic Columns

By Robert Robillard

Photo: Concord Carpenter. Used poly classic columns. Fiberglass-Reinforced Polymer Columns In the world of residential and commercial remodeling I repair and replace a lot of columns and have recently been leaning ion using Poly Classic columns.  [See:  How To Replace A Porch Column] Decorative house columns have returned to popularity not only for traditional homes…

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