Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Oven is Begun

Earlier in the summer, we built a new fence in preparation for building our first wood-fired pizza oven. After that was finished, we dug the hole for the foundation slab and built the forms. We bought mixed concrete and poured the slab on Saturday, built the walls on Sunday and on Monday (Labor Day), we poured the insulating layer and the hearth slab. Look at my 84-year-old mom spread that cement! Way to go, Pat!

Our oven construction is based on the book, The Bread Builders, and also from a custom oven plan that I got when I took a 3-day course taught by Alan Scott at North House Folk School in Grand Marais.

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