Build A Backyard Wood-Fired Pompeii Oven

This step-by-step guide to building a wood-fired oven in your backyard could just push you over the deciding line into having your own backyard culinary dome.

Mike Wilkie wanted to be able to make delicious home-made pizza and bread in a wood-fired oven right in his own backyard. Starting from scratch and taking copious pictures, he built a permanent—and very sturdy, we might add—Pompeii oven.

His photo tutorial is heavy on images and light on instructions—but never fear. He used the guide from Forno Bravo—a company specialising in the importing and construction of authentic wood-fired ovens—which is packed with more information about wood-fired oven construction and lore than you could ask for.

Check out the photos in Mike's Flickr set to see how a couple of square metres in a city lot can transform into an awesome wood-fired oven.

If you're interested in crafting your own backyard masterpiece, check out the link below for a very detailed guide to building your own wood-fired oven.

Getting Started: A Brick Oven Overview


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