Finishing A Basement Ceiling

By Robert Robillard

Basement Ceiling Recommendation: Dear Concord Carpenter, I’ve been working on finishing our basement for a while now and we are ready to make some decisions about the ceiling. What would you recommend? Height is very limited, there are exposed floor joists running across the finished area and exposed flooring nails coming through the sub floor…

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How To Install Crown Molding with Rope Lighting

By Robert Robillard

* * * Instructions follow in the text below * * * Install Crown Molding with Rope Lighting Ever since I installed rope lighting behind crown molding on this 2004 project I wanted to do it again.  Seven years later I got my chance. Learning how To install crown molding with rope lighting is easy.…

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Therma-Tru® Programs Enhance the Service Model

By Robert Robillard

Therma-Tru®  Programs Enhance the Service Model for Builders, Dealers and Remodelers MAUMEE, Ohio ― Therma-Tru® Doors, the industry’s most preferred entryway door brand, offers benefits beyond access to a full portfolio of products that includes sizes to fit nearly any opening and designs that enhance any architectural style.  The company also offers programs that help…

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Rain Screen Wall Construction

By Robert Robillard

Rain Screen Wall The basic rain screen wall configuration incorporates a wall drainage plane [air space] to allow moisture to drain and siding to dry from both sides. A Rain screens layers, or wythes provide different levels of rain protection effectiveness. What is a Rain Screen Wall? What is usually meant by a “rain screen wall” is…

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Architectural Metal Finishes

By Robert Robillard

Designing With Architectural Metals An architectural metal finish can transform a kitchen or other living space into an exceptional looking and aesthetically pleasing focal point. Examples of architectural metal finishes are deep textured or textured metals like stainless steel, copper, aluminum, brass or steel.  All of these metals can be finished with a custom textureand…

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Designing with Rope Lighting

By Robert Robillard

Accent Lighting Basics: Installing Rope Lighting Rope lights are a super easy way to introduce accent lighting and color into your lighting design. There are many uses for rope lighting and they work so well because of their versatility.  A common use for rope lights is as a cove or accent light.  Rope lights placed…

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Current Home Design Trends

By Robert Robillard

Home Products and Trends In the remodeling business you get to see the current design trends and also get the opportunity to install new, interesting, energy saving and innovative products. Here are a few of my favorite: 1. The Kitchen: No matter where you plan to entertain in your home, everyone always seems to migrate…

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Cabinet Door Art

By Robert Robillard

Embedding Art In A Cabinet Door Panel I love it when the days job is something more than a the same old thing. Today’s project was interesting and fun. We were to rebuild cabinet doors that hid a t.v. these were not ordinary cabinet door, these doors had cabinet door art embedded in them in…

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