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Build Your Own Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Jul 20, 2011
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There are some people who dream about fame and fortune and others who dream about the perfect pizza. I tend to be part of the latter crowd and have often dreamed about having my own wood-fired pizza oven in the backyard. The problem is that you need a fortune (upwards of $2000) if you want to buy one pre-assembled.

The other option is to build your own as the flickr user above has so beautifully done and documented. Although I'm no handyman, I'm thinking that I could eventually pull something like this off with practice (i.e. 5 attempts or less).

For those of you ready to dive in already, you can find step-by-step instructions here as well as a tools and materials list.  

Photo credits: Mwilkie

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We are in the middle of the construction of a pizza/bread combo wood fired oven in our back yard. Hope to be finished this summer. Yum! I haven't written about it yet but will begin to follow our progress soon on my blog site www.indigohousehistory.com . I teach rural life skills at my house in the Virginia Piedmont; canning, bread baking, raising small livestock, butchering. I cook on a hundred+ year old Home Comfort wood burning cook stove and have experience with cooking on a hearth but the wood oven will be a really fun learning experience for me.

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