Start Your DIY Project Out of Sight

By Robert Robillard

Start Your Project In The Least Conspicuous Spot As a new carpenter we often joked that it was nice to “learn as you earn” and “by the time we’re done with this we’ll be a pro – but probably won’t do this for another five years and have to start from scratch again. “When doing…

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Taping Electrical Receptacles

By Robert Robillard

Electrical Tape and Receptacle When remodeling I often have to remove live outlets temporarily from the electrical boxes. Anytime this is done I always advocate using electrical tape to wrap electrical receptacles such as outlet or switch terminals. This prevents accidental contact with your hands or tools with the live wires or terminals causing an…

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Bathroom Remodeling Tips

By Robert Robillard

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas People are rushed, worried, and strung out today due to our fast paced culture and we all could use a break! One way some people unwind is by rushing off to a spa to get that relaxed, pampered feeling.  But what if you could have that experience in your own home? Here…

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Replacing a Bathroom Vent Duct

By Robert Robillard

Photos: Concord Carpenter Recently a client asked me to evaluate her bathroom fan. This fan was not removing the steam from the bathroom during showers and we both assumed the fan was the culprit.  Actually we ended up replacing the bathroom vent duct instead.    Read on to see how we figured out the issue.…

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