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Recycle some old bricks...into an oven.

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Brick outdoor oven in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
Via: Saint Paul Bread Club.

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Brick wood fired oven.
If you purchase a prefab ceramic or stone chamber, all you'll need to do is complete the veneer.

brick wood fired oven

Recycled brick pizza oven in California.
Built from an Alan Scott design.

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Brick pizza oven with Magnaini kit interior.

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Brick faced wood fired oven by Jamie Oliver.

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Round pizza oven made of recycled bricks in Greensboro, NC.
'This oven is so well insulated that the owner says he can have 'a roaring fire for over 3 hours at over 1000 degrees inside and yet the outside brick surface temps are less than 90 degrees, which is what the air temp is during the day outside.' Via:

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This community bread brick oven was built for the Montgomery’s Inn Museum in Toronto, ON. Although the primary use is intended for bread, the oven is done in half-mass construction equivalent to a standard pizza oven mass, since the oven is intended for a variety of uses and bread baking is not anticipated to exceed 2-3 batches from a single firing. The oven core is heavily insulated for exceptional heat retention and even baking. The oven is finished with reclaimed clay brick and stucco with integral roof done in cedar shingles with cedar fascia and soffit.

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Brick pizza oven with Magnaini kit interior.

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Outdoor brick oven with roof, on a base of stucco over cement blocks.

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Brick outdoor wood-fired oven.
Typical ovens for bread are 14 to 18 inches high in the middle of the dome or vault, and 9 inches high on the sides. This oven loses a lot of heat due to its height and large opening.

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Wood fired oven in Hungary.

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Outdoor kitchen in Hungary, as above. Looks like you might need a building permit for one of these in the U.S. though.

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Gregory Kay ordered the interior of this oven from EarthStone Ovens and installed it himself. The kit, which cost about $3,300, (!) included detailed plans, concrete blocks, and fireproof tiles that Kay used to build the igloo-shaped oven.

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Jamie Oliver's brick oven in the UK.

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Flueless French Bake Oven. Follow along with the workshop, lots of great pictures for the DIYer here:

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One hour brick oven. How to, and the next generation 'Four-Hour' oven here:

17 Westmoreland Street, Glasgow. A grandfather and a few studio artists, build a brick oven in 3 days. We have pizza every Saturday during the Summer so come see some art and eat pizza!

Step by step brick oven chamber

Masonry Heater Association:
Colin & Julie Owen:
Wood Fired Pizza Vault -
Arched Oven:
Vaulted Arch:

For lots more info and pictures of stone ovens:

Kits and Plans:

There are numerous different types of kits to construct the central oven itself:

    Multiple prefabricated ceramic parts.
    Multiple prefabricated concrete parts.
    A single cast piece of concrete.
    A single prefabricated oven unit.

    DIY center oven can be made from::
    Hearth slab and mortared fire brick.
    Hearth slab and cob. (See cob oven page.)
    Stacked bricks or dry-laid stone.

Ceramic Kits:

    Forno Bravo
Le Panyol
    Superior Clay
    Valoriani kit via Jaimie Oliver

    Los Angeles Ovenworks

     OmniPro Pittsburg
     Chicago Brick Oven, Mario Batali

Great downloadable plans to build around a kit here:


    The Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens by
    Daniel Wing and Alan Scott,


Mobile and Countertop Units:





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John Sloan
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Peace-Farms-KASOW-Canada Brick Oven and Bread Baking Project in Kenya
Reply #2 on : Mon March 23, 2015, 11:05:34
• I appreciate your Brick Oven site with views of various Brick Ovens.

• Peace-Farms Brick Oven & Bread Baking Project location is in the Kanyawegi area by Kisumu and Lake Victoria in Kenya. The plan is to build the oven, mainly of local brick and metal during June/July of this year of 2015.

• Wood is in short supply; however, corn cobs, stover fuel, is available from our farm development projects. Propane could be used; however, the preference is to use naturally available fuel.

• The goal is to build a brick oven, of a design to be determined, and for the oven to be capable of baking batches of Bread and other baked goods, with the bread being offered for sale at local roadside Farmers Markets.

• In the event of the Brick Oven project being successful, the plan is to duplicate the Brick Oven project in other areas of the Greater Kanyawegi Community by Lake Victoria.

• The plan is to build the brick oven with local materials, and with supervision have local people assist in building the oven. Brick Oven Plans, suggestions, information and advice is welcome from the, “Brick Oven Building Community”.
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brick oven details
Reply #1 on : Sun September 29, 2013, 11:45:21
Thank you so much for this webpage. I am in Argentina and I will build an oven. I still do not know the proper size for the dome. I am planing to build a bread oven. Please could you guide me regarding this matter? thanks again.
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