Friday, November 7, 2008

Movable Oven Costs

The cost of materials for the the movable oven was $348.29, and this includes $17.64 spent on crushed rock.

This is in reference to the post on Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movable Oven

So often people are reluctant to build earth or masonry ovens because they're afraid that once constructed, the oven will have to reside on its given location for eternity or even longer. Their fear is well-founded.
This oven, built and designed by Chuck Lakin, has an oven base made from wood and held together by screws. The oven proper is firebrick with a roof supported by angle iron. No cement or mortar has been used. The idea was to build a masonry oven that could easily be dismantled, moved to another place in the yard, or be fired up in a distant location.

Chuck assembles the wooden base

The base sits on a crushed stone bed that facilitates good drainage in a wet area

Chuck assembles the angle iron that will support the interior oven roof

Perlite insulation is spread across the top of the oven

The completed oven with a metal roof and shelves to hold baking supplies and oven tools.
Note the shelf under the oven for firewood storage.

Much more about this oven in future posts