The gravel is packed, the frame is secured and I’m ready for the cement to be poured. Maybe tomorrow? My neighbours are starting to ask when we’ll have a pizza party! We all need to be patient; the oven will probably not be completed before next spring. But it’s so worth the wait!!
Now Randy, the handyman, finally got the form up. It’s 14″ above ground so it will be the same height as another deck I have beside the house. It does look odd, and big, in the middle of the yard but I’m hoping that once all is done around it, it should all make sense […]
Finally! The excavation is done but we were only able to go down 12″ before hitting the shale rock. That could be a problem if I didn’t plan to go 14″ above ground. I will also do some irrigation channels around the base to make sure there’s no accumulation of water there in the fall […]
Before marking the cement pad location, I had to think about the big picture and how I wanted everything to look, once all the components are done, in a few years. Also, after discussing with a few oven experts, I changed the orientation of the oven due to the prevailing winds. So the back of […]
My project this summer is to build a wood-fired oven. It actually started in the winter time with the thinking process and it has broken ground last month. I first had to remove 2 pine trees that didn’t not fit in the future landscape plan. Don’t feel too bad; one was already sick and […]