Recycle some old bricks… into a wood-fired oven.
18 Brilliant Outdoor Brick Ovens Around The World
1) Sandy Koepke Outdoor Oven Design
A brick wood-fired oven. If you purchase a prefab ceramic or stone chamber, all you’ll need to do is complete the veneer. sandykoepkeinteriordesign
2) Recycled Pizza Oven
Recycled brick pizza oven in California. Built from an Alan Scott design. Originally found on Forno Bravo.
3) Small Outdoor Wood Oven
This brick oven is small enough to fit on a porch without taking up to much space. You can see that the oven has a compartment for extra wood below.
4) Round Pizza Oven In Greensboro, NC
Round pizza oven made of recycled bricks in Greensboro, NC. ‘This oven is so well insulated that the owner says he can have ‘a roaring fire for over 3 hours at over 1000 degrees inside and yet the outside brick surface temps are less than 90 degrees, which is what the air temp is during the day outside.’ Via: fornobravo.com
5) Oven At The Montgomery’s Inn Museum
This community bread brick oven was built for the Montgomery’s Inn Museum in Toronto, ON. Although the primary use is intended for bread, the oven is done in half-mass construction equivalent to a standard pizza oven mass, since the oven is intended for a variety of uses and bread baking is not anticipated to exceed 2-3 batches from a single firing. The oven core is heavily insulated for exceptional heat retention and even baking. The oven is finished with reclaimed clay brick and stucco with integral roof done in cedar shingles with cedar fascia and soffit. To discover more ovens you can go to stovemaster.com.
6) Outdoor Stone Oven With A Roof
If you decide to build your own outdoor brick oven, you’ll need to use firebricks. Building bricks will crack under the stress of high heat, though you can use them as a decorative facing.
7) Heavily Ventilated Stone Oven
Brick outdoor wood-fired oven. Typical ovens for bread are 14 to 18 inches high in the middle of the dome or vault, and 9 inches high on the sides. This oven loses a lot of heat due to its height and large opening. Forno Bravo has more photos like this on their site.
8) Project By BrickWood Ovens
To make this oven special for the family, the designers used a Travertine veneer for the base of the pizza oven.
9) Brick Oven In Hungary
Wood fired oven in Hungary found on Forno Bravo’s site.
A different angle of the outdoor kitchen in Hungary, as above. Looks like you might need a building permit for one of these in the U.S. though. For more inspiration, you can look at pictures from their extensive gallery online.
10) Igloo-Shaped Brick Oven
Gregory Kay ordered the interior of this oven from EarthStone Ovens and installed it himself. The kit, which cost about $3,300, (!) included detailed plans, concrete blocks, and fireproof tiles that Kay used to build the igloo-shaped oven. This same oven was discussed in Chicagohomemag in an article by Bridget Herman about outdoor ovens.
11) Outdoor Bread Oven
This oven was handmade and used for an artist’s studio in Columbia River Gorge. The oven’s size is perfect for baking bread.
12) Flueless French Bake Oven
Flueless French Bake Oven. Follow along with the workshop, there’s lots of great pictures for the DIYer here: mha-net.org
13) ‘Four Hour’ Brick Oven
One hour brick oven. How to, and the next generation ‘Four-Hour’ oven here: people.umass.edu
14) Outdoor Oven With Larger Cooking Surface
Chicago Brick Oven Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven – Copper: Massive 41×28 cooking surface, you could bake pizzas, you could also roast whole chickens. Around $5K on Amazon.com.
15) Insulated Brick Oven
PRC Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven: Insulated oven hand-made in Portugal. Around $2K.
16) Hillside Entertainment Oven
17) Wood-Fired Oven Kit Example
Cuore Ovens Wood-Fired Oven Kit: This kit of pre-fabricated parts is meant to serve as the internal fire chamber of your oven. They provide assembly instructions for the chamber, how you finish it is up to your imagination. Around $1K.
18) Brick Oven With Rustic Style
Jamie Oliver’s Outdoor Brick Oven
Jamie Oliver’s brick oven in the UK. For videos and more details go to Jamie’s site at jamieoliver.com.
This particular stone oven has a large domed top, allowing for a larger baking area.
Brick outdoor oven in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Via: Saint Paul Bread Club. spbc.info
Brick Oven with Magnaini Kit Interior
The rustic design of this oven includes a small counter. Mugnaini has other amazing examples of outdoor brick ovens on his site.
The red bricks in this Mugnaini oven incorporate it into the surrounding style of this yard.
Building An Outdoor Brick Oven Chamber, Step-By-Step
Check out this article for lots more info and pictures of stone ovens!
Outdoor Brick Oven Kits and Plans
Types Of Outdoor Oven Kits
There are numerous different types of kits to construct the central oven itself, they are:
- Multiple prefabricated ceramic parts.
- Multiple prefabricated concrete parts.
- A single cast piece of concrete.
- A single prefabricated oven unit.
Materials For DIY Oven Projects
DIY center oven can be made from:
- Hearth slab and mortared fire brick.
- Hearth slab and cob. (See cob oven page)
- Stacked bricks or dry-laid stone.
Available Ceramic Kits
Forno Bravo: This site also provides plans for a DIY Pompeii Oven.
Le Panyol: For both professionals and the individual.
Mugnaini: You can also find cooking classes available on Mugnaini’s site.
Superior Clay: They also have mobile kits and Pre-Fab Masonry ovens.
Vesuvio: Provides a list of questions to consider before buying your oven.
Jamie Oliver: Curbside delivery from this site is only for UK residents.
Available Concrete Kits
Artesianovens.com: Contact them for more details on special orders.
Fire Rock: Has multiple locations throughout the United States of America.
OmniPro Pittsburg: This company also has outdoor kitchen kits available.
Chicago Brick Oven: For oven-baked dishes try their recipe section.
EarthStone: This site offers 3 different residential ovens on their site.