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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Start Your DIY Project Out of Sight

By Robert Robillard

Start Your Project In The Least Conspicuous Spot As a new carpenter we often joked that it was nice to “learn as you earn” and “by the time we’re done with this we’ll be a pro – but probably won’t do this for another five years and have to start from scratch again. “When doing…

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How To Install Aromatic Cedar In A Closet

By Robert Robillard

Photo:  CedarSafe aromatic cedar boards come in a box that cost approx $25.00 and covers 15 square feet. Installing An Aromatic Cedar Lined Closet In the past few years I’ve seen an increase in closet makeovers. Cedar closets are often asked for by homeowners as are a great DIY project.  This article will focus on…

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Closet Design

By Robert Robillard

Closet Design ~ Interior Sketch View The photos above and below show wall space in a potential clients bedroom. She wants to add a closet against the angled wall to the window. Those closet design dimensions are approximately 88″w x 94″h x 28d” Thanks to my friend and Architect Daniel Broggi and his auto CAD skills…

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Building A Closet Where There Was None!

By Robert Robillard

A past client, and referral from my plumber, called me this week and asked me to build her a closet where this desk now sits. See my past post on the importance of trades referrals. Her bedroom has no closets and this project will give her a 24″ deep by 8′ long closet. The closet…

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Closet Bookcase

By Robert Robillard

How To Convert A Closet Into A Bookcase Some of you may recall my post on “A Bookcase cover Up.” Today was the day to install the closet bookcase. If you remember the closet we are putting the bookcase in was not really a closet anymore.   A past bathroom renovation and expansion had taken all…

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Closet Door Upgrade

By Robert Robillard

Replacing Bi-fold Doors With A Double  Doors BEFORE: AFTER: A customer recently asked me to remove a double bi-fold door and come up with a better alternative for their entry hall way closet.  This area was in need of a closet door upgrade. Seems that the bi-fold doors always fell off it’s track and were…

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