Improving Closet Organization

By Robert Robillard

Bedroom Closet Makeover The photo above is a closet I recently upgraded with cubby storage and a second clothes hanging rod. The prior closet design [photo below] dated back to 1994 and was not efficient. Our goal was focused on improving closet organization. Installing Double Closet Rods I’ve recently been advocating installing double rods versus…

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Replacing a Load-Bearing Beam With A Flush Beam

By Robert Robillard

Removing a Load-Bearing Wall or Exposed Beam Replacing a load-bearing beam with a flush beam was our mission last week. The client had an existing wood beam with two posts connected to his kitchen island and didn’t like seeing the posts. The decision was made to install a beam that would span the entire kitchen…

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RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw

By ralph mroz

RYOBI cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw The ryobi cordless compact one handed reciprocating saw is a good example of the constant innovation in the tool industry.  New tools are introduced every year, and sometimes new kinds of tools are introduced.  A new kind of tool that’s proven extremely useful and welcome these last couple…

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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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SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Corded Router

By ralph mroz

SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Router Hits the Center of the Market Carpentry can be roughly divided into three main segments, and the SKIL’s Fixed/Plunge-Base Corded Router and sister table and bits can be used in all of them.  Not only is it a complete starter set for those new to a router, but it will provide a…

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Delaney Logan LP250 Digital Lever Lock

By Robert Robillard

Controlling Jobsite Access With A Delaney Logan Lever Lock In the world of remodeling, controlling access to a property is paramount to security and also client privacy. On many jobs, the clients are home to let us in, which can sometimes backfire. Especially if they go out to yoga or tennis and forget to leave…

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How To Fix A Wobbly HandRail

By Robert Robillard

Adding a Handrail Support To Fix A  Wobbly Handrail Image: allposters।com I get many calls for loose handrails. Often times the least invasive and most cost effective solution is achieved by adding a handrail support in the middle span of the railing. This article will address how to fix a wobbly handrail. Support The Middle…

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