How To Use A Pressure Washer

By Phil Benevides

Tips and Important considerations when using a Pressure Washer Here at A Concord Carpenter we love tools and believe the right tool for the job can save you time and money, but ultimately you’ll get better results when you use the BEST tool for the job. When it comes to cleaning outdoors, nothing does a…

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How To Build A Remodeling Debris Chute

By Robert Robillard

A debris chute is the most quick, safe, and efficient method of remodeling and demolition debris. Building your own debris chute can be done in less than five minutes with the proper materials and the know how.

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How To Build A Dog Wash Station

By Robert Robillard

Build Your Own Dog Shower At my house there were two ways to wash my two labs when they return from a muddy walk.  Either outdoors with the hose or indoors [cold weather] in our neo-angle shower stall enclosure.  Both methods have their disadvantages not to mention you have to bend over and that bothers…

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Precast Concrete Steps

By Robert Robillard

Installing Precast Concrete Stairs Precast Concrete Steps have been around for approximately fifty years.  Precast concrete steps are a pre-made solid  pair of steps and landing that can be delivered and installed at your home.  A truck with a special crane transports the stairs and then hoists it into place. While not considered a “high quality” product they are attractive, durable, provide…

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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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