Bread Oven & BBQ

Project by chief101 posted 08-07-2010 02:52 AM 16327 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have talked for a number of years about building a BBQ accessible from the deck. I’ve also become tired of buying replacement parts for the BBQ’s that we have purchased. No matter how much you spend for a store bought one parts erode, rust, or disintegrate. After talking about building one again we decided to add a brick pizza oven to the plans.
We contacted a friend of ours Bob Hathaway. Bob just happens to be an exceptional mason. We sat down and came up with a basic plan and settled on a reasonable projected cost. Estimated time from start to finish was 5 days. Since neither Bob nor I have ever tackled a combined project like this I did a lot of research on the internet.
Basic construction began while I completed the research on the bread oven construction portion of the project.
My two sons Scott and Dustin came and dug the footer/foundation.
Bob did all the masonry work. I hauled brick, block and made runs for additional items we needed and built all the forms for the arches. Oh yes Bob let me do the majority of the brick cutting. Thanks Bob.
To make a long story short there is a lot involved in the construction of a bread oven and with the changes made to the original design it took (9) nine days to complete.
I took 43 pictures from start to finish and hope you enjoy the few that are included.
Bob is the only person in any of the pictures and rightly so he did a great job.

-- Dale J. Struhar Sr.

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posted 08-07-2010 03:49 AM

Wow, this is something I have always wanted to do.

Job well done!

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posted 08-08-2010 05:18 AM

That is too cool. Great job by both of you!

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posted 08-09-2010 12:40 AM

Great work! Nice masonry work. All that in just 9-days?!!! Awesome! Hey, come to think of it – I could use one, too! You busy next weekend?? :)

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 08-10-2010 12:58 PM

Did you draw it up? Or how about a parts list.

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posted 08-11-2010 11:31 AM

well done….looks great…I need to get me one of those :-)

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 08-11-2010 11:15 PM

Beautifully done! What time’s dinner?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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posted 08-13-2010 05:13 PM

Thats fantastic! I’ll bet you will have the neighbors flocking over as soon as you start baking up some pizza. Great job, appreciate seeing it!

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posted 08-19-2010 12:43 PM

Your pal did an excellent job.

Did the pizzas taste good?

-- Restorer, http://www.kedlestonfrenchpolishers.co.uk

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posted 08-26-2010 12:51 AM

You did a fantastic job!

I have always wanted a tandoori/bread oven. I haven’t done all the research for it, but I would create it with a door and top access. I need to use a special clay for cooking to coat the inside (which is my hold-up). I’ve heard you can just get an extra large terra cota pot and turn it upside down and use that, but I’d prefer to have a more rounded shape as the inside of the oven.

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posted 09-01-2010 03:52 PM

Very nice project, exactly what I was discussing the other day with the family – we need one sometime.

When you fire it, you should post some pictures of it in use

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