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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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Installing A Swinging Door

By Robert Robillard

Swinging Door With Butler Style Hinges I put the final carpentry touches on my new office by installing a swinging door.  the door is a 15-lite clear safety glass door on a “butlers hinge. ” A butler hinge allows the door to swing in both directions and is sprig loaded to swing open and then…

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Senco PC1010N Trim Compressor

By Robert Robillard

Senco PC1010N Lightweight Trim 1-Gallon Compressor The folks at Senco recently improved their PC1010 lightweight and compact trim compressor.  The Senco PC1010N Trim Compressor is now more powerful and simpler to use. The Senco PC1010N is a small 1-gallon oil less air compressor that runs at 1 hp. (peak) .5 hp. (running).  We have the…

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How To Install A Vented Microwave Oven

By Robert Robillard

How To Install A Vented Microwave Oven Under A Cabinet Today’s task was to install a microwave oven under the cabinets and to install a through the side wall vent.    Most of the manufacturer instructions detail specifically how to install a vented microwave oven so make sure to read these instructions and to purchase all of…

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Home Design Trends

By Robert Robillard

photo: concord carpenter Home Construction and Remodeling Trends These past five years have shown certain home design trends.  Consumers desire for less maintenance and more specific use of space. The following are a few of these trends : Increased ceiling heights: Increased heights to 8 or 9 feet on the main floor, and a shift…

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Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener

By Robert Robillard

Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition The folks at Darex, makers of Work Sharp and Drill Doctor, recently sent me their Work Sharp Knife And Tool Sharpener to review and evaluate.  After learning that this tool is mostly built by in the USA by a family owned business in Ashland Oregon  how…

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Floor Sanding Dust Containment

By Robert Robillard

Hardwood Floor Sanding Dust Containment Tips One of my excellent customers called me the other day and asked if I would coordinate having their kitchen / family room floors sanded and refinished while they were away. These maple floors were installed approximately 15 years ago. Kitchen floor – high traffic area – heavy wear Hallway…

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2013 Holiday Tool Gift Guide

By Robert Robillard

Holiday Tool Gift Buying Guide Every year at A Concord Carpenter we try to put together a list of tools we think most guys would appreciate.   We call it out 2013 Holiday Tool Gift Guide.  Check it out . . . and happy holidays!   RIDGID Economical HEPA Vac for Contractors As a carpenter who…

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Tight Fitting Miters

By Robert Robillard

Perfect Tight Fitting Miters Perfect tight fitting miters are only a small part of finish carpentry. Finish carpenters must develop an eye for proportion and detail.  They must learn to visualize the steps, to measure, mark and cut more accurately and work with smaller tolerances. It’s easy to misread the tape measure, confuse numbers and…

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