Masonry Heaters with Ovens

Masonry Heaters with Bake Ovens

Bake ovens can be either white (the fire is in another box, usually below the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked). For efficiency and pollution reasons, doors and fireboxes should be as small as the design will allow. A large firebox reduces combustion efficiency and generates higher emissions. And large windows increase the amount of heat escaping the firebox and therefore lowers combustion temperature and generates higher emissions.

Masonry heater with white bake oven. The heat will also radiate to the upstairs rooms. Local stone. Home on slab in the basement. By Gilles Goyette.

Stone masonry heater with white bake oven installed and covered by Jean Mailhot. Artificial stone.

Stone masonry heater with oven by

Masonry heater with oven. Best to center a heater inside the home, but if the heater backs to another room then you will capture that heat. By Empire Masonry Heater,

Christie Beach Residence, Toronto.

Masonry heater of local stone. By

Masonry Heater in a Dutch Mountain House, Huizen, The Netherlands. Architect: denieuwegeneratie.

Masonry heater.

Masonry heater with oven. The curves smooth the transition into the room.


One possible configuration.

Adobe masonry heater made with a core from

Masonry heater and open oven in a Russian kitchen.


Masonry heater with

Masonry heater in Russia. Many heaters in Northern Russia are built with bed platforms on top.

Brick oven in kitchen, actually an old fireplace. Design by Shannon Poe,

Brick masonry heater made with a core from

Masonry heater by Empire Masonry Heaters.

Stone masonry heater with bake oven.

Soapstone masonry heater. Roughly $9000.

Masonry heaters/ovens can also be half-height. This oven is also a heater and breakfast bar.

The core. The subsequent veneer is separated from the core by an expansion joint that allows independent thermal expansion movement of the core and facing. Kit by (France)

How To Build A Masonry Heater With Oven

Step by step core and bench:
Core construction manuals:

For a real mixture of styles see SunRay Kelly’s masonry heater here:

Written by Keiren

Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building. Keiren originally founded Inspiration Green in 2007, which merged with Insteading in 2016.

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  1. Great collection of Masonry Heaters! For a how to, check out Thomas J. Elpel’s, ‘Build Your Own Masonry Fireplace’ DVD.

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