Building your own pizza oven is not as complicated as it might seem. If you have the right tools, materials and plan, it’ll only take a couple hours to get yours started.
You will need:
- A shovel (or other digging tool)
- A saw and/or hatchet (depending on the type of wood)
- An axe or hammer (depending on what kind of wood you are using)
- Steel-toed boots or shoes that can withstand heat up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (232 Celsius). You may want to wear long sleeves as well since it can get very hot when working with firewood, especially if there is no breeze outside!
Find a plan for your pizza oven
If you’re looking to build your own pizza oven, you’ll need a plan. You might think that any old plan will do, but there are actually a few things you should consider when choosing one:
- The plan needs to suit your needs. For example, if you live in an apartment and don’t have enough space for an outdoor pizza oven, then perhaps it would be better to look for something smaller and more compact. On the other hand, if living in the city is not an issue for you and money isn’t much of a concern either (because let’s face it—you can always earn more), then perhaps it would be best to find out what makes these types of ovens work so well before buying anything else!
Build a base for your oven
A base is an essential part of any oven because it provides several functions that you won’t get from a simple pizza stone. It helps with insulation, drainage and stability, making your oven safer while also maximizing heat transfer. A well-designed base will also help you maintain airflow through the oven by allowing air to flow underneath it.
You can build your own base out of bricks or concrete blocks, but if you’re looking for something more durable and easier to clean than brick (which may crack), consider using precast concrete pavers instead. This method is known as cobbing (cobblestone) because cobbing refers to laying down individual cobblestones one at a time in rows—it looks like this:
If this isn’t possible due to space constraints or other factors such as weather conditions during construction time then another option would be cobblestone pavers which are made with cement rather than clay so they’ll last longer outdoors over time without getting damaged too quickly by rainwater runoff from above ground level onto anything below where it flows off onto after falling down from snow melting off roofs during springtime months when temperatures rise up high enough above zero degrees Celsius/32 degrees Fahrenheit (which means there’s still snow covering everything outside).
Put in place the foundation of the oven
The foundation of your pizza oven should be strong enough to support the weight of the oven and level. It should also be made from fire-resistant materials.
The foundation may include some form of concrete, brick, or stone so that it can withstand high temperatures. Make sure to use steel rebar or another metal reinforcing material in order to make sure the foundation is sturdy enough for your needs!
Start installing the bricks to build up the walls of the oven
- Use bricks to build up the walls of the oven.
- Make sure that you level them, so all bricks are straight.
- Make sure they are well-mortared together because this will make your pizza oven more durable in the long run. If you have any doubts about how well something should be built, ask a professional for advice!
Install the dome of the pizza oven
- Install the dome of the pizza oven. The dome should be level, sturdy, and secure. Check for leaks, cracks, gaps and loose bricks or mortar.
- Install an insulation layer on top of the dome if it is not included with your unit (see insulating below). This will reduce heat loss and help keep temperatures inside higher than they would otherwise be.
Follow this instruction to build your own pizza oven
- Follow the instructions
- Be patient, it takes time to build your own pizza oven, so be prepared to work on this project for a while
- Use the right materials and tools that are recommended by experts and professionals in building a pizza oven
- Make sure you have all of the proper skills needed before you begin building your own pizza oven