Friday, December 12, 2008

Breadhunter's Brick Oven

It was a Maine morning of slush, ice, snow and general glop, but there was work to do.

After the tarps were pulled off, I insulated the oven with cellulose and then covered the top with a spiffy metal roof.

Where there are some small gaps and imperfections in the oven facade, these will be filled with bread dough. I did say this oven would not need mortar or mud, but I didn't say anything about dough.
There is still work to be done on the tongue, a door must be constructed, as well as a heat shield and something has to be done about the nude plywood. Maybe cedar shingles or simply paint.


Nohemi Tutterrow said...

My best friend has had a brick oven in her house for a long time now. And, to protect it from rain and snow, she built a wooden shelter around it. She also had a wooden roof on top of it and covered it with asphalt shingles to help the shelter withstand even the most extreme winter conditions.

Breadhunter aka Stu Silverstein said...

This oven was a bad experiment. Incorporating wood into an oven is not a good idea.