How to Repair Old Plaster Walls

By Robert Robillard

Old School Lathe and Plaster Repair “Preparation When Painting Is Everything!!” . . . . . says my friend and fellow craftsman Mark O’Lalor of O’Lalor Painting Company. Mark is today’s guest blog writer. The photo below shows interior water damage as a result of a leak in the chimney flashing.  Rob detailed  the repair…

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Flashing Exterior Light Fixtures

By Robert Robillard

Improper Flashing Can Cause Structural Damage In the picture above all appears normal…. right? We thought so too and were going to replace a few clapboards that had unpleasant looking clapboard butt joints that were too close to the front door and aesthetically unpleasing to the owner.  Flashing exterior light fixtures is often overlooked. The…

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Making A Dog Gate With Recycled Materials

By Robert Robillard

Making A Gate Using Recycled Materials The dog gate at the top of this deck was a fun project and allowed me to utilize left over Cedar and Mahogany materials. The gate frame was made out of stained green mahogany 2×4’s that were left over from a screen porch job. I used my jointer to…

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Concord Carpenter LLC

By Robert Robillard

Concord Carpenter Concord MA Below are some of the carpentry, remodeling and contracting services that we offer Interior: 1. Basement remodels 2. Bathroom and kitchen remodels 3. Door and window installation and trim 4. Crown molding, wainscoting, chair rails, baseboard 5. Built ins, book cases, mantles 6. All aspects of interior remodeling and General Contracting…

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Exterior Trim Repairs

By Robert Robillard

Repairing Rotted Wood Trim This is the house was in desperate need pf exterior trim repairs.  The exterior is approximately 16 years old and has begun to rot and wear out from the sun beating on it. From the ground it appeared the paint was flaking and needed touching up. But once we were close…

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Cupola Repair

By Robert Robillard

Rebuilding A Cupola I rebuilt this cupola a while back and just came across the photo.  Access is always an issue and I had to stage the roof with roofing brackets on both sides and at different levels in order to get to the whole structure and perform the cupola repair. A cupola can be…

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Repairing A Window Sill

By Robert Robillard

Rotted Marvin Window Trim and Sill Sixteen years ago I put these windows in and have always maintained the paint on them.  Unfortunately the finger jointed wood trim that window manufacturers use these days is far inferior to that used in days past and now required repairing a window sill. Repairing A Window Sill I…

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Clothes Dryer Venting Question

By Robert Robillard

Back in April 2009 I posted on Clothes Dryer Duct And Vent Safety. Today I received a question on that post. Here is the question: Anonymous said… Thank you for the information. I have a venting dilemma. In order to vent outside from the basement of my colonial with several additions, I either have to…

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