Monday, May 12, 2008

Brick and Mud Oven
Using bricks to create an earth oven (maybe it's no longer an earth oven) will without doubt, increase its lifespan. If you look at the photo, you can easily imagine a simple plywood form to containing the bricks while building, and the mortar between the bricks is probably not made with cement. It looks like adobe to me. Because of the configuration, there is a chance the keystone brick could drop down. The woman applying the skin over the bricks is most likely not using cement either, because if she were, she would be injuring her hands.
The oven opening is unnecessarily large and would lead to oven inefficiencies. Maybe the finished oven will have a smaller opening.


kamel said...

ongratulations on the quality of implementation and the documentation that
Beautiful oven and superb work
Bravo for your excellent work.
I am studying the construction of a furnace in my garden.
Could you tell me if you've used the regular or firebrick?
What type of cement did you use to make the joints

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

Perhaps the people who built the oven would comment. You can reach them here: