Outdoor Brick Ovens

Recycle some old bricks… into a wood-fired oven.

18 Brilliant Outdoor Brick Ovens Around The World

1) Sandy Koepke Outdoor Oven Design

outdoor-brick-oven-sandy-koepkeA 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

outdoor-brick-oven-forno-bravoRecycled 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

outdoor brick pizza ovenRound 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

outdoor-brick-oven-community-oven-ontarioThis 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. Tp discover more ovens you can go to stovemaster.com.

6) Outdoor Stone Oven With A Roof

brick wood fired ovenOutdoor brick oven with roof, on a base of stucco over cement blocks.  Credit to Forno Bravo, for more photos go here.

 7) Heavily Ventilated Stone Oven

outdoor-brick-oven-forno-bravoBrick 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

outdoor brick pizza ovenWood fired oven in Hungary found on Forno Bravo’s site.

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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

wood fired outdoor 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

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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

how to brick pizza ovenFlueless 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

how to brick pizza ovenOne 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 Cbo-750 Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven On Cart - Copper 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

outdoor wood fired oven by PRC
PRC Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza Oven: Insulated oven hand-made in Portugal. Around $2K.

16) Hillside Entertainment Oven

On a heavily inclined hill, Michael Rosenburg Landscape Architecture built this beautiful outdoor kitchen. The outdoor space includes a brand new stone 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

Rustic Wood Fired Oven - Faux Brick Front by Rustic CedarRustic Wood Fired Oven – Faux Brick Front: Comes fully-assembled (though you’ll need some strong people to move it into place). Found on WayFair for around $2K.

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.

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This particular stone oven has a large domed top, allowing for a larger baking area.

brick wood fired ovenBrick outdoor oven in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Via: Saint Paul Bread Club. spbc.info

Brick Oven with Magnaini Kit Interior

outdoor pizza oven The rustic design of this oven includes a small counter. Mugnaini has other amazing examples of outdoor brick ovens on his site.

outdoor brick ovenThe red bricks in this Mugnaini oven incorporate it into the surrounding style of this yard.

Building An Outdoor Brick Oven Chamber, Step-By-Step

Masonry Heater Association: mha-net.org
Colin & Julie Owen: colin-julie.com
Wood Fired Pizza Vault – woodfiredpizza.org
Arched Oven: howtospecialist.com
Vaulted Arch: considine.net

For lots more info and pictures of stone ovens: inspirationgreen.com

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.
Los Angeles Ovenworks: Has the option for a smaller oven for a deck.

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.

Great downloadable plans to build around a kit here: losangelesovenworks

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. Hello¡

    Thank you so much for this webpage. I am in Argentina and I will build an oven. I still do not know the proper size for the dome. I am planing to build a bread oven. Please could you guide me regarding this matter? thanks again.


  2. • I appreciate your Brick Oven site with views of various Brick Ovens.

    • Peace-Farms Brick Oven & Bread Baking Project location is in the Kanyawegi area by Kisumu and Lake Victoria in Kenya. The plan is to build the oven, mainly of local brick and metal during June/July of this year of 2015.

    • Wood is in short supply; however, corn cobs, stover fuel, is available from our farm development projects. Propane could be used; however, the preference is to use naturally available fuel.

    • The goal is to build a brick oven, of a design to be determined, and for the oven to be capable of baking batches of Bread and other baked goods, with the bread being offered for sale at local roadside Farmers Markets.

    • In the event of the Brick Oven project being successful, the plan is to duplicate the Brick Oven project in other areas of the Greater Kanyawegi Community by Lake Victoria.

    • The plan is to build the brick oven with local materials, and with supervision have local people assist in building the oven. Brick Oven Plans, suggestions, information and advice is welcome from the, “Brick Oven Building Community”.

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