WUW #52 How To Lay A Brick Patio

  • Published on May 19, 2017
  • Here is how the Samurai lays a 2000 sq ft brick patio in a week.
    My website: samuraicarpenter.com
    My tool store: samuraicarpenter.com/japanese-saws/
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Comments • 349

  • Benja P
    Benja P 3 months ago

    Thanks for all the information and tips you handout, they have been really really usefull to me. You have a really beautiful family by the way, I really hope that you and yours really enjoy all the projects that you make, and those to come as well. Thanks againg man, cheers from the south end of Chile. I hope for the best for you and your family!

  • Jonathan Rusnak
    Jonathan Rusnak 4 months ago

    My back hurt watching this lol

  • MattyH73
    MattyH73 6 months ago

    @13:40 random ninja assissin walking thru garden

  • Salvie Albie
    Salvie Albie 7 months ago

    Thanks for sharing this video, man. I'll definitely be using this video as guide for what I'm doing in my back yard this weekend.

  • Willy Mans
    Willy Mans Year ago

    doe ons allen hier een plezier en praat niet zo veel je verknoeid je mooie video

  • Peter Petersen
    Peter Petersen Year ago

    Aren’t you worried about weeds between the block?

  • Ryan Snead
    Ryan Snead Year ago

    Awesome stuff. For the edges, did you contour each edge-brick by eye on the fly to fit the line you cut out? I am working on a smaller, harder-curved, s-shape transition for my patio.

  • Dylan Sadler
    Dylan Sadler Year ago

    dude you need to invest in a vibrating plate!

  • Mohammed Assad
    Mohammed Assad Year ago

    This guy is not Human such a skillful guy. Top vids mate

  • Anthony Mark
    Anthony Mark Year ago

    How do you prevent Gophers from digging up the pavers?

  • Glyn Davies
    Glyn Davies Year ago

    I get back ache just watching you bending over all the time, great job.

  • Ben F
    Ben F Year ago

    so i am new to watching you channel sir but ...you have some skills! everything i have seen you make turns out absolutely awesome!

  • Frank M
    Frank M Year ago

    Samurai should name his helper "Grasshopper."

  • awnker
    awnker Year ago

    God its easy to do brick patio if the ground doesnt freeze like it does in scandinavia :P Or you can do it like that, but after one winter it looks like russian road....

  • Greg DeFouw
    Greg DeFouw Year ago

    Nice work. Your a great inspiration for me. Thank you

  • svo1244
    svo1244 Year ago

    Great job! Was enjoying to watch. Did not get why you removed first raw of stones, cut it and put back??

  • Spooku s
    Spooku s Year ago

    hopefully your children had hearing protection during this

  • Hodious
    Hodious Year ago

    where do you get all your amazing music ?

  • Antonio Esquibel
    Antonio Esquibel Year ago

    The Samurai Carpenter just wondering what is your day job how do you pay for all this ??$$

  • Ola Hedberg
    Ola Hedberg 2 years ago

    Does having bear hands complicate hospital visits or do you just go to a vet instead?

  • mobyindisguise
    mobyindisguise 2 years ago

    Wisteria in the background looking great!

  • Eetu Korhonen
    Eetu Korhonen 2 years ago +1

    Hi, when will the shop stool plans be out?

  • Wildman Tech
    Wildman Tech 2 years ago

    I'm inspired!

  • FuinOhtar
    FuinOhtar 2 years ago

    Seriously, how do you feel the next day? This is a lot of work.

  • Kirby Weldon
    Kirby Weldon 2 years ago

    Heh, love the hammering in edging spikes with the Ti Stiletto :)

  • WhoDatBe Dare
    WhoDatBe Dare 2 years ago


  • Mark B.
    Mark B. 2 years ago

    No screeding with screed rods? I'm shocked anything came out level.

  • Hollend Fallang
    Hollend Fallang 2 years ago

    Glad I found you. We're all made in the image of God......well said!

  • Marco Baffoni
    Marco Baffoni 2 years ago


  • Little House Woodworking

    My back is killing me just watching this!!!! Beautiful job so far. Looking forward to the rest of the project.

  • anthony white
    anthony white 2 years ago

    Can't wait to see the progress…please hurry…I'm having video withdrawal…great work.

  • Skye Cooley
    Skye Cooley 2 years ago

    Dance club nicknames for the Samurai and his apprentice: "Gas Axe & Shadow".

  • Maco20047
    Maco20047 2 years ago

    I love how Mrs. Samurai just casually walks by in her Samurai Ninja bike gear. Rad!

  • Kody Ferron
    Kody Ferron 2 years ago

    Gotta love how it doesn't matter what you do, it's always quality

  • IraqAttack
    IraqAttack 2 years ago

    I love that you almost always have your boy helping in the videos! Great videos, keep it up brother!

  • Randy Taylor
    Randy Taylor 2 years ago

    It's really looking beautiful Jesse!!

  • David Massey
    David Massey 2 years ago

    Where the fk can I get that many bricks?

  • Powell Hunter
    Powell Hunter 2 years ago

    Saw runs out of gas on the last 2 feet...
    I thought that only happened to me.

  • Philip Barker
    Philip Barker 2 years ago

    Great job. Luv the music.

  • Pyro killer
    Pyro killer 2 years ago

    Who was the biker looking dude who walked past ?

  • Pyro killer
    Pyro killer 2 years ago

    Septic what ?

  • Casey OBrien
    Casey OBrien 2 years ago

    LOve it, Just a question. How do they do with snow and snow removal? could you plow without damaging the pavers?

  • cjdogs69
    cjdogs69 2 years ago

    jesus dude my back hurts just watching this......ambitious project lol

  • connor kemp
    connor kemp 2 years ago

    let me come to the party. I'll bring English weed.

  • Phill
    Phill 2 years ago

    I hate when pebbles get in my cracks...

  • Dennis Lubert
    Dennis Lubert 2 years ago

    Here again you can see how bad humans are at (re)creating random patterns/distributions...

  • Anže Erjavec
    Anže Erjavec 2 years ago

    It looks gorgeous. These are some brilliant tips - see, this is the good side of the internet where everything is virtually saved forever and I'm definitely going to remember to refer back to videos like this one when I'm working aroung my own house.

  • MountainSmith
    MountainSmith 2 years ago

    Hardscapes are the only way to go for exteriors here in the PNW. Great work man!

  • RCotter Hammering
    RCotter Hammering 2 years ago

    RU-clip Sucks Ass! They unsubscribed me from your channel.....Good thing I follow you on Facebook and Patreon.

  • jokkerb
    jokkerb 2 years ago

    where do I find those plastic edges? Lowes?

    • The Samurai Carpenter
      The Samurai Carpenter  2 years ago

      Not sure. Call and see first. Probably available wherever pavers are sold.

  • I Builded That
    I Builded That 2 years ago

    Looks amazing bud... keep up the good work. I always look forward to these videos. Thanks.

  • cj c
    cj c 2 years ago

    carpentry is definitely the most versatile trade . we can do it all

  • XJ 0420
    XJ 0420 2 years ago

    Hey there. First time commenting. Long time viewer, why did you cut the driveway the second time, after laying several rows of pavers? Thanks.

  • Andras Gyetvan
    Andras Gyetvan 2 years ago

    I am a bit confused. You were talking about sand, however it seemed some kind of concrete to me (sorry, I am not Canadian). Anyways, I did the same thing a few years ago, used just sand w/o any cement and my car made serious ditches into it, so I had to replace the whole thing based on concrete.

  • MachTwo57
    MachTwo57 2 years ago

    I watch Samurai to learn how to do it. There are other popular RU-clip maker channels I watch to learn how NOT to do it.

  • Shutter Bugg
    Shutter Bugg 2 years ago

    You should consider using a polymeric sand to tie all the pavers together, It reacts with water and makes a glue.

    MTLKEBEK 2 years ago

    Amazing job as per usual.

  • martin christensen
    martin christensen 2 years ago

    beautiful work!

  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson 2 years ago

    Damn, every project you take on is brilliantly executed. Very professional. Very nice work.

  • chris osh
    chris osh 2 years ago

    I like everything you do but it really is great to see the way you let your kids get involved without going over the top 'Health and Safety' on them. It's obvious you keep an eye on them while letting them be a part of what's going on.
    The best way to raise kids.
    Nice patio by the way.

  • simonc
    simonc 2 years ago

    looks great!

  • 46sixteen
    46sixteen 2 years ago

    I'm thinking "Why is he cutting concrete with an Oxy Acetylene torch? How will that work?" Then I see the concrete saw. Aussie gas axe is not the same as Canadian gas axe...

  • Tanner Beverley
    Tanner Beverley 2 years ago

    whats the cost / sq ft for this ?

  • KeepItSimpleSemperFi
    KeepItSimpleSemperFi 2 years ago

    Photobombed (videobombed ?) by the Stig! Who strolled through your take in a bike helmet?

  • Eli Colner
    Eli Colner 2 years ago

    BEAST MODE nice work

  • wordreet
    wordreet 2 years ago

    Now I can't tell if you're a professional or a lay-man! ;¬)

  • Terry Lee
    Terry Lee 2 years ago

    strong back. that made mine hurt just watching

  • PA16803
    PA16803 2 years ago

    You are a real life Master Craftsman

  • Dwight Parker
    Dwight Parker 2 years ago

    You could make a little wood cushion for the sledgehammer so you won't have to be so delicate when you're tapping the bricks.

    • Dwight Parker
      Dwight Parker 2 years ago

      like a box missing 1 side with a hole in the opposing side the size of the handle. You'd have to keep it upside down for it to stay on though.

  • Esam Jabi
    Esam Jabi 2 years ago

    speed 1.5

  • Matthew Chapman
    Matthew Chapman 2 years ago

    Looks fantastic already mate, nice one.

  • Pistol Pete
    Pistol Pete 2 years ago


  • Mike McKeen
    Mike McKeen 2 years ago

    Need some submarine hatches for your septic tank covers.

  • Michael Murphy
    Michael Murphy 2 years ago

    My wife asks me why I won't do yoga with her. My response is that I do "Garage Yoga" (maintaining the cars). Anybody asks, you Samauri, can tell them you do "Patio Yoga"!

  • Phil Shread
    Phil Shread 2 years ago

    Been there done that how are your knees.... That was a boss tool chest you made for Alec...

  • Blw500
    Blw500 2 years ago

    Why didn't you screed an inch of sand and then lay them on the bed of sand?

  • Michael Birchall
    Michael Birchall 2 years ago +1

    Dude, at 13:38 I think some guy with a crash helmet as a disguise, tiptoed past you in the background to break in to your house!

  • Joeyowe
    Joeyowe 2 years ago

    Looks wicked!

  • Yas
    Yas 2 years ago

    I haven't seen the samurai carpenter installing a geotextile membrane before pouring gravels.

  • Elffirr Design
    Elffirr Design 2 years ago

    Great work man..you are a craftsman. There is a facet that I did not see you use though. You can screed your top sand layer over your base layer using pipe screeds just laid out on the base to get the thickness of the top layer and fine tune the final grade. Gets in down flat and fast with less lute work. But you are a master of the rake and did a remarkable job on this.

  • Graeme Pennell
    Graeme Pennell 2 years ago

    Looks like its on a steepish hill, will it not alter the effectiity of the interlocking the higher the crest flattens out>?

  • Daniel Geng
    Daniel Geng 2 years ago

    Looking good kid, inspiring as always. Hope it's a hell of a party ~

  • Peter Harms
    Peter Harms 2 years ago

    In Oz, a gas axe is oxy/acetylene. Had me a bit confused for a while when you said you were going to gas axe the concrete driveway. Same language just different dialects!!

  • Coastline Construction

    Putting "s"'s on the ends of words is a Canadian thing or so I'm told (I have no idea as i am Canadian and I hear it all the time) especially at the end of anythings or everything's

  • cem hassi zahana
    cem hassi zahana 2 years ago

    Work fine and wonderful , عمل متقن ورائع,Le travail bien fait et merveilleux , Thanks Samurai , شكرا ساموراي , Merci Samurai.............

  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy M. 2 years ago

    Man this looks incredible! Great work on that timber framing, I'm still gawking at it!👍

  • Troy Andrews
    Troy Andrews 2 years ago

    Logan? Canadian! baby Wolverine lol. Nice job man on the pavers I still be at the up hill part only because in lazy

  • Bobsdname
    Bobsdname 2 years ago

    Will you be using polymeric sand, or are you required to have drainage between the bricks?
    Great vids BTW, cheers from Ontario!

  • J P
    J P 2 years ago

    Sam you are a beast. love your work man.

  • IЯΟΛ†
    IЯΟΛ† 2 years ago

    Go on, Im intrested in everyway ! LOL, I could build my own house with

  • J P
    J P 2 years ago

    Man you don't want to ever chip your brick

  • Lucy V Makes
    Lucy V Makes 2 years ago

    love that plastic edging, looks well worth the money for the time saved and super finish achieved!

  • Don Finch
    Don Finch 2 years ago

    Nice work man. Big area, big party

  • KayvanChan
    KayvanChan 2 years ago

    Amazing job!!

  • Cod Fish Knives
    Cod Fish Knives 2 years ago

    Jesse. You really should use eye protection when using a concrete saw. SAVE YOUR EYES

  • hellagoodtimeha
    hellagoodtimeha 2 years ago

    Alec Steele brought me here and I've probably seen twenty of your videos now, I really enjoyed the ebony and damascus chisel?? And love the darker and lighter woods mixed together like in the bow tie and box joints. Your work is inspiring and humbling to say the least.

  • Douglas Mungham
    Douglas Mungham 2 years ago

    look's really GREAT Samurai Sun
    keep the vids coming

  • blenderNOOb69
    blenderNOOb69 2 years ago

    Has your aid a name? Can you introduce him...

  • Craig Hall
    Craig Hall 2 years ago

    Job well done👍🏼👌

  • Craig Hall
    Craig Hall 2 years ago

    Rubber hammers are good you can hit it with a fair bit of force without breaking pavers