How To Build Oven Brick

Building a brick oven can be a great project for an amateur handy person and often can be accomplished in one weekend. The art of brick oven building has been around for thousands of years. By following the simple steps below, you’ll be able to create your own backyard brick oven and start making delicious pizza at home

The walls of a brick oven are built like any brick wall, with some exceptions. Therefore, you can use existing brick laying methods and tools to build the brick oven.

The walls of a brick oven are built like any brick wall, with some exceptions. Therefore, you can use existing brick laying methods and tools to build the brick oven.

The first step in building an Italian-style pizza oven is to make sure that the foundation is level. This can be done by digging up dirt from one side of the hole and filling it in with concrete so that it becomes entirely flat at all points. When this has been done correctly, you should have a solid base on which to build your pizza oven structure

Planning the brick oven wall

To build an oven wall, you’ll need to know the following dimensions:

  • Width of your oven: at least 4 feet
  • Height of your oven: at least 4 feet
  • Thickness of your oven wall (for a round or square shape): at least 6 inches; or 12 inches for an oval shape; or 24 inches for a rectangular shape. If you’re building a brick pizza oven, be sure to add 2-3 extra inches in width and height so that there’s enough room inside for two people during cooking.

Prepare a base for Mobile Frame

  • Prepare a base for Mobile Frame
  • The ground where you are going to build your oven should be level and free of rocks, roots and debris. Start by clearing a space that is big enough to hold two layers of bricks with an overlap in between.
  • Place wooden planks on top of this area so they are not touching each other or the ground below them. This will be your foundation for the mobile frame (or base) on which all other components will sit.

Layer #1: The fireproofing sand layer

The first layer of your oven brick is the fireproofing sand layer. This sand layer is composed of a special kind of sand that has been treated with chemicals and/or heat to resist fires, which will keep your oven parts safe from any unwanted sparks or flames.

While the fireproofing sand layer may seem like it has little purpose beyond protecting against burning, this is far from true! The following points are all reasons why you will use this material:

  • Protection: The fireproofing sand acts as a protective barrier between your oven bricks and any potential sparks or flames within the oven itself
  • Insulation: Without insulation in between layers of brick for example, there would be no way for heat energy to be evenly distributed throughout space inside your home or business without things getting too hot at one end while remaining cold at another end (which would make cooking very difficult).
  • Support: Without support beneath each individual piece (because not all pieces have direct contact with other pieces), they could fall over easily upon standing alone.* Drainage: If water were allowed into an area where there are no drainage holes then water would collect at certain points instead of draining away quickly like it should do if properly planned ahead when building something new such as an outdoor shed.
  • Stability: Having stability helps ensure that nothing falls over easily if bumped into by accident during construction work being done outside around where people live near homes/businesses etcetera.
  • Strength: While having strength doesn’t mean much unless something needs more than normal pressure applied onto something else such as when driving large screws into wood planks etcetera; It does make sense that having strong materials makes everything stronger overall so although not necessary here; I included it anyway just because I thought about bringing up its importance again after mentioning earlier how important it was before when talking about strength due to needing extra effort applied onto certain areas

Layer #2: The firebrick bedding layer

After the firebrick bedding layer is laid, you’re ready for the second layer of bricks. To make this happen, lay another row of firebricks on top of your bedding layer and flip them over so that their rough side faces up. Start in the center of your oven (or any place you’d like) and begin laying brick by brick until the entire wall is covered with firebricks—no gaps or holes should be left uncovered. Then, repeat this process with each wall until all four sides are covered with a single layer of firebricks (and no other materials).

This second layer will serve two main purposes: it will provide insulation for your oven structure; and it will protect against heat loss during firing due to convection currents generated during burning or high temperatures generated by combustion gases passing through narrow openings like cracks between bricks in an uncapped chimney venting system (for instance).

Layer #3: Wall support

Now that all of the bricks are in place, it’s time to build a wall. The last layer should be made up of bricks with a 1/2 inch gap between them, and they should alternate directions each time you install another brick. In addition to this, the mortar joints should be placed facing outward.

Next up is filling in any gaps between the brickwork with mortar and troweling it smooth on both sides (you’ll want to use more mortar than you think is necessary here). This part takes some patience and practice; we recommend starting small with a few inches before graduating to full scale projects like ovens or fireplaces.

You can finally get that pizza restaurant quality at home!

You can finally get that pizza restaurant quality at home! The traditional brick oven has been around for hundreds of years, but today’s technology makes it possible to build your own oven right in the comfort of your own backyard. You may already have some of the tools and materials on hand, and if not, they are easy to find at any hardware store. You will need:

  • A shovel
  • Hose or bucket
  • Fireproofing sand
  • Firebrick


You can now enjoy the fruits of your labor. Just make sure to turn on that oven and let it warm up. You want to make sure that the heat penetrates nicely through the bricks. This means you should expect a high temperature coming out of there when it’s done! Also remember to use safety precautions while doing this project. Last but not least, have fun with your new oven because now you are an official pizza maker. We guarantee this will be one of the most rewarding projects you ever tackle.

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