The family is back at it today, and they completed a top slab upon which the firebricks will rest. The top slab will give the oven more mass, and it is essential for serious bread baking, but if you were just making pizzas and flatbreads, you could skip the top slab.
Temporary metal enclosure to support the sides of the slab
The little red beast beautifully mixes the concrete for the slab
There is nothing like watching the work get done
The top slab is done and the metal ring will be removed when the concrete hardens
stay tuned for the next installment