Reusable Dumpster Bags

By Robert Robillard

GreenBagPickUp Has Reusable Dumpster Bags: I discovered reusable dumpster bags about two years ago.  I’m a carpenter and run a small remodeling business in Concord, Massachusetts and before using reusable dumpster bags I had two options for trash removal. One was to rent and bring a metal dumpster on site, if space was available.  The downside…

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Custom Computer Desk With Rockler I-Semble System

By Robert Robillard

Making a custom computer desk with Rockler I-Semble System is a simple do-it-yourself project: Rockler recently sent me some I-Semble Shelf Blocks to review.  These brackets sat on my workbench for a few days before the creative juices hit me and I realized that the solution to a problem of mine was right in front of me.  I…

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Repairing A Foot Stool

By Robert Robillard

Repairing A Wobbly Ottoman Leg: Footstools or ottomans  are popular  additions to chairs and couches and are designed for people to rest their feet on or for additional seating. They also serve additional functions of storing items such a blankets and books on, and although not recommended, are occasionally used as a stepping stool. As you can imagine footstools and ottomans…

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Basement Insulation

By Robert Robillard

  Basement Insulation And Vapor Barriers       Dear Concord Carpenter, I’m refinishing my basement and am at the step where I start insulating the walls. The walls are 1/2 below ground, with field stone being the section underground and cinder block above ground. I framed 2×4 studs a few inches from the wall…

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How To Make A Shaker Peg Rail

By Robert Robillard

Making a Shaker Peg Coat Rack Everyone seems to appreciate the quality and simplistic utilitarian style of Shaker craftsmanship.  It’s super easy to make your own Shaker style coat rack with maple pegs. Here’s how: What you will need:  A board [e.g. 1×4] of the length you need Enough pegs to fill your needs.  A…

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Air Conditioner Buying Guide

By Robert Robillard

How to Buy the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home Keep Your Cool AND Save Money:  choose the right air conditioning unit: Keep Your Cool AND Save Money: How to Buy the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home After months of waiting, spring is finally here as people are looking forward to planning their favorite…

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How to Change A Lawnmower Blade

By Robert Robillard

Tips on sharpening a lawn mower blade

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Installing A Copper Gutter

By Robert Robillard

How To Install A Copper Gutter Today’s job was to remove a rotted wood gutter and install a 16 gauge, 5″ half-round copper gutter with a downspout directed to an underground drain pipe . Removing The Old Gutter The gutter we removed was just a short piece of wood gutter that ran longer than the…

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