03 Aug. 1990|
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BrickWood OvensThat base is made of inexpensive cinder block (CMU block) which is 8" x 8" x 16" and is available at every hardware store across this great country! Steven Corley Randel, Architect added this to How to Get a Pizza Oven for the PatioThis is a good example of a custom-built masonry pizza oven. Earlier in the year, I posted a link to an article about building your own wood-fired earth oven for $20. I based the oven on Kiko Denzer's book Build Your Own Earth Oven, although that book can be maddeningly imprecise in critical areas. I'm a bread baker, and I've done 12 loaves in this — it's great for baking bread because the thermal mass of the oven holds temp so well.
I built this oven by myself (not recommended; get friends or a cement mixer) in less than a week of actual work for less than $200. We cure all our own meats, make our own sausage and brew beer as well, so getting folks to join in usually isn't that hard.
My toddler loves pizza as well, but she's into what my wife calls "cafeteria pizza," essentially a pizza focaccia that I make in the oven.
I roped my dad into helping build the thing at some key points, and he still complains about my 18th century building methods. It makes excellent pizzas, and with a live fire can make easily more than a dozen 12-inch pies, bake tons of bread, and even roast a chicken.
I hope people take inspiration from this — there's still time left in summer to build one! My wife challenged me to build it for $200 or less, so the only things I paid for were about 30 firebricks for the oven floor, concrete sand, and a bag of perlite. While I'd still like a masonry oven at some point, this simple, cheap oven pumps out great pizza at a low cost.