There’s nothing like a fresh, homemade pizza straight out of a wood-burning brick pizza oven: crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, with a deliciously smoky flavour. An outdoor pizza oven is also great for entertaining, whether it is part of a larger outdoor kitchen or a stand-alone feature.
Choose the Right Location
Check that the installation surface is sturdy and level. If not, it will require the construction of a foundation.
Split the Blocks
Using an angle grinder, score the blocks to a depth of 1/4” on each side.
Lay the Base
After laying the second row, check for level and plumb, and make any necessary adjustments by tapping the blocks with a rubber mallet.
Cap the Oven Base
Position the capstone in place on top of the blocks.
Lay the Bricks
After establishing a brick layout, mix high-heat mortar by following the manufacturer’s instructions.
Allow the mortar to set for 24 hours.
Lay the pattern any way you like. We used a traditional herringbone pattern for this oven.
Build the Oven Dome Support
Draw the radius of the dome on the plywood and hammer a nail at the centre point. Attach one end of a string to the nail and the other end to a pencil. Measure from the centre point to the desired arc height and adjust the string length accordingly.
Build the Brick Dome
Remove the Dome Support
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