FTF #52 Install A Sexy Boarder On Your Deck, How To

  • Published on Apr 1, 2017
  • Nothing make s a deck pop! like a sexy wood boarder board to break up the straight lines and hide all the end grain. Here is how the Samurai does it!
    My website: samuraicarpenter.com
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Comments • 778

  • FPAM
    FPAM 11 hours ago

    Could/would you do the same with a 6x6 for a front porche?

  • cjmfourk
    cjmfourk 4 days ago

    so so sexy. love the router touch.

  • Harry Girgin
    Harry Girgin 4 days ago

    Looks mint.

  • John Bailey
    John Bailey 5 days ago

    He’s a good carpenter, but those overhanging ends will rot quickly, and to not use treated wood is crazy

    • Shane Roper
      Shane Roper 5 days ago

      Looks like he's using Cedar, which resists rot. Could seal the ends too which would help slow down an already slow rot process, inherent in cedar.


    I always like nice detail GOOD JOB

  • bitterchild
    bitterchild 6 days ago

    that was cool

  • Mike Zurynski
    Mike Zurynski 6 days ago

    I think his chisels are sharpened by Jesus.

  • jeff wolf
    jeff wolf 6 days ago

    I've done dozens and dozens of decks in my younger years unfortunately I got disabled at 31. But I did pick up several great tips that you have on this video. Very Incredible video thank you for that. I wish I seen this 40 years ago it would have saved me a bunch of trial-and-error. I taught myself everything I know for the most part by copying people and watching what they do no schooling or anything like that. I can build a house from the foundation up if I wasn't sick. Crohn's is a bastard. I especially like the way you explain why you went sideways with your laminate router. Great job keep up the great work your customers will thank you and you'll get more follow-up work because of your great detail. I was booked for 5 weeks when I ran my own business. And that is key to running your own show

    • jeff wolf
      jeff wolf 11 hours ago

      +FPAM I've not heard of it I'll look into it and if I can I'll try it it can't hurt to try if I can do it. Thank you.

    • FPAM
      FPAM 11 hours ago +1

      Take a look at the carnivor diet, maybe it could do you good. Or not :p what do I know.

  • Ryan Conway
    Ryan Conway 6 days ago

    Oh cause your not going to have shrinking and gaps there either.

    • Mike Zurynski
      Mike Zurynski 6 days ago

      They wont look anything like a gapped miter.

  • Ryan Conway
    Ryan Conway 6 days ago

    You are. Jackass. How is it shrinking. Or is it that you suck

  • Ryan Conway
    Ryan Conway 6 days ago

    Yeah cause your huge ass bags make you look professional. Being that you don’t need anything you have in your bags for building a deck. Your so proud of your first big project. Your fucked.

  • Ryan Conway
    Ryan Conway 6 days ago

    You are a fucking idiot

  • Gary Brooks
    Gary Brooks 8 days ago

    Looks great good job 👍

  • Anthony Banaga
    Anthony Banaga 9 days ago

    Good stuff

  • Honda1280
    Honda1280 10 days ago

    Nice job man

  • Tim Klassen
    Tim Klassen 10 days ago

    high level of skill SAMURAI CARPENTER

  • R Bush
    R Bush 13 days ago

    3 million dollar 6×10 deck.

  • Do And Brew - DIY
    Do And Brew - DIY 23 days ago

    Great tip man! I’ll use that trick on my next deck job. Just sub’d you!

    ROBERT BUTLER 27 days ago

    And here I'm thinking that I would see a sexy border, not a bloody sexy boarder!!

  • In Korea
    In Korea Month ago

    My wood shrinks every time I finish.

  • Mike Wilhelmson
    Mike Wilhelmson Month ago

    Thumbs down for needing a fence to cut a straight line

  • Jim Hendrix
    Jim Hendrix Month ago

    Focking awesome

  • ѕᴘяʏ
    ѕᴘяʏ Month ago


  • mranchovy
    mranchovy Month ago

    "Due to shrinkage they got screwed over" ...........yep had that problemo on my inner shed door frame....after some time has passed it makes you look like your crap at woodworking lol !

  • Carlos Madeira
    Carlos Madeira Month ago

    If you would do that job in my neighborhood I'd smack you over the f****** head with the decking boards

  • Korlim Services
    Korlim Services Month ago

    Nice thinking !! I like it. 👍 UP !!

  • Thomas Bryant
    Thomas Bryant Month ago +1

    Looks awesome brother love your work. Inspires me to not just do the norm on our projects.

  • Fifth Horseman
    Fifth Horseman Month ago

    I router 2x6's and use them for deck boards. No gaps. You can drive an F350 on them.

    • Mike Wilhelmson
      Mike Wilhelmson Month ago

      Nice. Little extra weight to bear but I like it.

  • Kyle Love
    Kyle Love Month ago

    Very nice.

  • Guess 123
    Guess 123 Month ago

    Beautiful work sir ... if you don’t mind me asking.. what kind of saw is that that you using , does it come with that track also or is it something that you got separately. What brand if so ?

    • Mike Wilhelmson
      Mike Wilhelmson Month ago

      Its a circular saw. Real men use skillsaw 77s without a fence because its not that hard to rip a straight line

  • kevin russo
    kevin russo Month ago

    As a carpenter of 45 years there is nothing sexy about a boarder on your deck !

    • Fabio d
      Fabio d 3 days ago

      I agree the the 45 year experience carpenter, the stair case is hideous. Its a deck for christ sakes. Any weekend worrior with a skill saw and a tape measure could build jt, and yes without the stupud tool vest and his samarai bullshit. Hevshouls be using treated out door wood so there is no shrinkage. What a dick

    • Korlim Services
      Korlim Services Month ago

      Maybe its because your 45 years old already. lolllllllllllll 😁 😂😁 😂😁 😂

  • Leonardo Castagna
    Leonardo Castagna Month ago


  • Lupul Alb
    Lupul Alb Month ago

    So nice if u have the right tools ... all i have is a hammer and a saw ...

  • Mike Stacker Stack
    Mike Stacker Stack Month ago

    He truly sounds like a hipster douche bag

  • TheRedEleven
    TheRedEleven Month ago

    "Parkour!"...Ha! This is the most California dude on RU-clip!

  • house machine
    house machine Month ago

    Do you plane down all the boards before install? Or are these all off the shelf?

  • Graham Wright
    Graham Wright Month ago

    Thats trick

  • Jamie Perez
    Jamie Perez Month ago

    oh yeah thats sexy love that trick of routing on top

  • Matt
    Matt Month ago

    Still going to pull away from the sides of the half lap, but at least the gap is halved as it is offset on each side. Rather than both sides pulling away and essentially doubling the visual gap.

  • Enter the Scorpion
    Enter the Scorpion Month ago

    Very nice

  • Don Ho
    Don Ho Month ago

    Nice work !

  • Lake Boy
    Lake Boy Month ago

    Beautiful job, young man!!!

  • left4dead
    left4dead Month ago

    You sir are a beast! 👍

  • freestyla74
    freestyla74 Month ago

    hi - love the easy style, not to intense or wordy. good good.. what is the brand of track saw that your running ? any comment on battery vs mains powered ?

  • Hector Rios
    Hector Rios Month ago

    What is that track your using with the saw?

  • JayKay9112000
    JayKay9112000 Month ago

    Basically the same joint you use for the corners of log cabins

  • John Orr
    John Orr Month ago

    Looks great! Seems that those ends may in time rot and fall apart if not sealed

  • 2100322 Alberta Ltd. J.Landry

    Very cool! thanks for sharing

  • freddieNZ68
    freddieNZ68 Month ago

    Cedar as deck coverings? Would get damaged very easily. Why do you not use a hard wood timber?

  • Larry Riffett
    Larry Riffett Month ago

    Waste of time

  • Don Dutra
    Don Dutra Month ago

    what kind of wood did you use for your deck boards?

    BARF MEDIA Month ago

    Where did you get the patio double door? Custom made?

  • ROSALINDA Estrada
    ROSALINDA Estrada Month ago

    Beautiful work! It sure looks sexy!

  • zing913945
    zing913945 Month ago

    Nice Detail Well Done !

  • securityplus
    securityplus Month ago

    looks great. great for your own place but most people wont pay for that, they all want it cheap unfortimately, i would love to do top quality work like that, nit not much call for it here in Queensland. but i do love the look. your shout mate 🍺🍺🍺🍺

  • fatal 1987
    fatal 1987 Month ago

    You are not a samurai!..but i did like your work tho

  • A OK
    A OK 2 months ago

    Nice to see you like wearing ear protection all day ! Are the glued on ! and No worry about eye protection...Kinda Weird

  • Shane Grangrad
    Shane Grangrad 2 months ago +1

    Love ya work . I'm an old boilermaker so wood is for burning only lol
    You have passion . It's rare these days . Keep it up

  • Shane Grangrad
    Shane Grangrad 2 months ago

    Love ya work . I'm an old boilermaker so wood is for burning only lol
    You have passion . It's rare these days . Keep it up

  • Shane Grangrad
    Shane Grangrad 2 months ago

    Nice soft start circular saw

  • canadian boy
    canadian boy 2 months ago

    Good job brother...

  • Scorp
    Scorp 2 months ago

    it is not you, it is the spell check, it does it to me as well.

    for those who do not know the difference between boarder and border , here is the difference
    A border is a demarcation line which separates two geographic or political areas. A border may also refer to an edge or margin, often ornamental, such as a strip of flowers or bushes that grows along a house, garden or property line. Border may also act as a transitive verb, which takes an object, to describe providing an edge or boundary. As an instransitive verb, which takes no object, border describes something which is adjacent to another thing. Border may also mean on the brink of an extreme condition. Border comes from the mid-fourteenth century Old French word, bordure, which means seam, edge of a shield. Border was first used to describe boundaries between countries in the 1530s, when the word was used to name the area adjoining England and Scotland.
    A boarder is a lodger, someone who lives in a residence of some sort where he receives regular meals in exchange for payment. A boarder may live in a home, dorm or other dwelling. A boarding school is one where students reside at the school in converted homes or dorms for the semester. Another use of the word boarder is to describe someone who gains entry to a boat or ship. Finally, a person who surfs, snowboards or skateboards may be referred to as a boarder, though skateboarders are usually called skaters. Boarder comes from the noun, board, which in the late fourteenth sense means table. In the 1520s boarder came to mean one who has food and lodging at the house of another.
    awesome looking edge you put on that . that is how all the older houses, barns, and sheds are built... as in floors,walls, and the roofs.
    awesome video !!

  • borikkiv
    borikkiv 2 months ago

    Damn! I was hooked by the title - was looking for a sexy boarder and all I got was a sexy border. So disappointing :(

  • Tony Baines
    Tony Baines 2 months ago

    its border.

  • Slick Mick
    Slick Mick 2 months ago

    You love to hear yourself talk, huh?

  • Bob O'Connor
    Bob O'Connor 2 months ago +3

    What's the long term update on that locking halflap?

  • c Only
    c Only 2 months ago +1

    I really dont get how the track doesnt need to be clamped down.. it doesnt move on you?

    • c Only
      c Only 2 months ago

      samoan SAIYAN then why does your face still have warts on it?

    • samoan SAIYAN
      samoan SAIYAN 2 months ago

      The secret is to urinate on the track. When it dries it leaves a resin that's unbelievably strong that acts as a sticky magnet like, but isn't. 😉
      Warts and tracksaws.... It's like magic! ✨✨✨

  • Timothy Newkirk
    Timothy Newkirk 2 months ago +1

    Sweet! I'm impressed!

  • Christopher Thomas
    Christopher Thomas 2 months ago +1

    No way I watched this viddie yrs ago! wen I switched phones I lost all my subscriptions and I forgot about u boyo funny how this just popped up I will subscribe again

  • LimogesDiver
    LimogesDiver 2 months ago +1

    Can you do this with composite decks? Not sure about the 1/8" router bit on composite: it would go past the pigment layer. Too bad.

  • fins-feathers -and-fur
    fins-feathers -and-fur 2 months ago +1

    Very nice work

  • SuburbanHobbyist
    SuburbanHobbyist 2 months ago +1

    Look at the freaking straight grain of the lumber he is using. It's like the most perfect lumber I've ever seen. I bet it has something to do with being up in timber country.

  • Kamal Mattar
    Kamal Mattar 2 months ago

    Why the 30 degree cut? Why not 90 degree? I missed the point

  • Richard Holdin
    Richard Holdin 2 months ago

    What kinda wood was that’s n thickness

  • Curt Zeek
    Curt Zeek 2 months ago

    We don't take in boarders, but if we did, they would have to be sexy.

  • Steve Wharram
    Steve Wharram 3 months ago


  • B D
    B D 3 months ago +1

    I'd like to see what the joint looks like now with the wood dried out. I guess you could have achieved the same look by cheating. With no half lap joint, extend one board as you did, have the other board butt against it and then adhere a small piece of wood, same length of overlap, so that it appears as if the wood passes through.

    • jeffeverde1
      jeffeverde1 2 months ago

      Except use loose tenons to tie the butt joint together, and to attach the faux tail

  • Robert Combs
    Robert Combs 3 months ago

    Love the corner!!!! Can I get a tool belt like yours ,,awesome !!! If you made it I'll buy one. Or if you bought it will like to but it . Thanks..!!! will be watching you .You think out your next moves ,and u make solid finished products..

  • Fuji Wags
    Fuji Wags 3 months ago

    Nice ... I actually liked the 3 inch overhang before you cut it.
    I’m in Victoria.. Australia..

  • Sebastião Tavares
    Sebastião Tavares 3 months ago

    Like the detail very much,which could work with you and learn evening more,nice job.

  • Rich H
    Rich H 3 months ago

    What brand of track saw do you use?

  • Stephen McElroy
    Stephen McElroy 3 months ago

    What kind of tool belt?

  • Stefan Grenon
    Stefan Grenon 3 months ago

    Cool man!!!!

  • Shawn Shaffer
    Shawn Shaffer 3 months ago

    Bad ass!! Joint on your picture frame ima have to steal that craftsmanship

  • ken miskin
    ken miskin 3 months ago

    I miter my corners

  • Dan Morris
    Dan Morris 3 months ago

    Sweet “charms”!

  • James Shawn
    James Shawn 3 months ago

    This is just fab Yu Lus!!! I'm building a small deck for the floor of my Pergola and I'm totally trying this

  • Gabriel Corral
    Gabriel Corral 3 months ago

    So cool

  • Coleen West
    Coleen West 3 months ago

    The Samurai Carpenter
    - SUGGESTION - Excellent work but you could take more time with the camera on the finished product. Out of a ten minute video take a good minute to show it all - the money shot. Start with a sloom zoom-in and then cover each side, the top down view and even an underside shot. This is far more important than you may appreciate. People will remember the finished product only if you take as much care in showing it as you took in creating it. That is the only part missing from your projects - and it is a critical part. This will vastly improve your sales, and retention of customers. Imagine if a product company or a car company did everything great and then failed to show it?

  • Mike Wazowski
    Mike Wazowski 4 months ago

    you sir, just eanred my sub.

  • Shoestring Budget Workshop

    Good job. You answered my question on wrapping the corner. Floating rail never tried it.

  • Troy Burgess
    Troy Burgess 4 months ago

    your aussie accent sucks, but points for effot

  • Ed Longfield
    Ed Longfield 4 months ago

    That looks great. Thanks for the idea.

  • Olga B
    Olga B 4 months ago

    perfecto...greesy greets from estonia

  • Luke Tein
    Luke Tein 4 months ago

    The sexynest never stops coming with your work brother love it

  • Arthur Galloway
    Arthur Galloway 4 months ago

    Gotta love your corner treatment.Good ideas from a real craftsman

  • dlwatib
    dlwatib 4 months ago

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could board on boards and burritos South of the border?

  • aaron wilton
    aaron wilton 5 months ago

    What are all of your saws black ?

  • Omar Garcia
    Omar Garcia 5 months ago

    I like the stairs with all thread technique 👍

  • camstowe
    camstowe 6 months ago

    Hey samurai..
    You could router a radius through the three corners to have no sharp corners..