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A Traditional Tuscan-style Wood-burning Pizza Oven with Grill and Worktop

This traditional Tuscan-style Pizza oven is built with a round dome to specific proportions, using modern firebricks. The design incorporates a grill on the left with a servery on the right. Concrete building blocks, faced with some lovely old reclaimed hand-made bricks, were used for the base structure.

A wood-fired pizza oven with a barbecue grill on the left.

The site for the oven was determined by the layout of a pre-existing deck.  A large rock prevented the usual excavation and had to be incorporated into the footings.

The oven dome is built with individually cut fire bricks, heavily insulated with 3 inches of ceramic fibre held in place with stucco wire. Next, the oven is "cured" with several low temperature firings to gradually drive out the moisture before it can be fired up to high temperatures.

The dome is finished with a coating of stucco mortar, coloured with a brick red dye. This looks very striking but will tone down somewhat with weathering. To complete, the servery was given a polished finish and the metalwok installed for the grill. The pictures show the stages of construction.

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Soldier bricks lined up to form the sill of the grill area. The coating is trowled in and smoothed to a fine finish.


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