Here is a different take on the portable backyard pizza oven by Steven of TinyHouseListings.com . Steven sent me these photos of the brick pizza oven he built. Here’s Steve’s note to us:
I love your website and loved the post on your pizza oven. After I saw it I posted a wanted ad on Craigslist for clay fire bricks and the next day went to pick up 100 of them from a fellow for free.
I played around with the bricks in my back yard and came up with a way to setup an oven with no mortar, no rails, no nothing except stacked bricks. My wife and I cooked 4 pizzas last night and they turned out nicely.
Since it was my first time setting up something like this it was a little crooked (you can tell especially in the pic from behind) but I plan to take it down and restack it. One other recommendation I would make should you decide to take this approach is to make the oven about two or three layers of bricks deeper to allow more heated air to circulate over the pizza. My oven is only 4 layers deep since I ran out of bricks! Once I get a couple more I’ll make it deeper.
When building it be sure to build all of the layers of the wall together. In other words, lay all bricks down for each row on the entire side of the wall, then move up to the next layer so they bricks can rest on each other for support.
I think its brilliant that Steven posted a ‘wanted’ ad on craigslist looking for bricks, I had not thought of doing that, I kept looking in craigslist for people offering bricks. Smart.
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