Monday, May 26, 2008

Wattle and Daub Earth Oven
For as long as I can remember, I've known of the term wattle and daub construction, but it never occurred to me that ovens were often constructed this way. The above photos show the reconstruction of a medieval oven in England. The construction of earth ovens in Quebec also use the wattle and daub method (at least in the past they did), but I often wonder why a sand mold wasn't used instead. Certainly a sand mold would have been much easier to form than a wattle mold.

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