Pizza Oven Plans
Forno Bravo has a great series of e-books available for free download on its web site (registration required).
Included are step by step plans for 3 styles of authentic Italian brick pizza ovens. Recommended.
Also available are oven management, cooking and bread books, and a great pizza book.
(Aug 12/08): James reports that there have been 11,000 downloads of the
oven plans, and 25,000 downloads of the other books.
Pizza oven from Forno Bravo plans, by MHA member Scott Goodman
New Forno Bravo Primavera oven manual
Norbert Senf checks out the Primavera oven
Forno Bravo dealer in the U.K.
Online Brick Oven Forum
The Forno Bravo forum has 5,000 registered members, and is the largest online brick oven forum.
Bread For All
"Everything about bread, earth/mud and clay ovens"
- very cool blog by Stu Silverstein. Check it out.
Click here to order
“So, you want a wood-fired oven to bake bread and have pizza parties?
What should you build? How does it work? What else can it cook? As an
oven-builder I hear these questions a lot, but the books I can recommend
for cooking with fire say little about ovens, and the ones about bread
and ovens don't take you very far with cooking.
So I’m glad to now be
able to recommend Richard Miscovich’s From the Wood-Fired Oven. He
speaks with the authority of a professional baking instructor (and
cook), an experienced mason, and a neighborhood baker; he also writes
well, takes beautiful photos, and has a wealth of stories to tie it all
together. He’s worked with leading professionals in many fields, and
teaches from extensive experience with bread, pizza, meats, vegetables,
desserts, etc., as well as ovens, masonry, fire, heat, and more.”--Kiko Denzer, author of Build Your Own Earth Oven
- simple, high efficiency insulated design developed by Alan Scott.
Proven in a range of sizes and applications including home, restaurants
Click to join him for a seminar.
Alan Scott, 72, Artisan of the Brick Oven, Dies
New York Times, Feb 6/09
here to order.
Wing and Alan Scott
Definitive work on authentic hearth breads.
Includes instructions for building a backyard bake oven.
"Wing and Scott do more than get the details
right: they get the right details. It is difficult for me to imagine
any baker, amateur or professional, coming away from this book without
having learned something significant, even profound, about the art
of bread baking."
-Thom Leonard, author of The Bread Book
How to Build a Portuguese Pizza Oven
Good set of instructions for building this type of oven
Good site with instructions for an Alan Scott style oven.
August Vanderdonckt's detailed
photo record of building an Alan Scott oven.
Step by step Alan Scott style oven at backyardbrickoven.com
Build Your Own Earth Oven (3rd Edition)
here to order
A simple, fully-illustrated handbook for
making an oven from earthen materials (similar to adobe and cob).
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building and firing
the oven. Also complete directions for making sourdough bread in
the best (and simplest) artisan tradition.
Check out Kiko's great blog and archive on oven building on ovens and earth art
adobe - We built
this simple oven at our neighbour's 20 years ago. It is based on the
traditional Québec oven shape, an elongated dome.
Click on image for assembly photos.
Frank's Pizza Oven
Instructions for building a loam oven. Good pizza info.
Good list of oven links.
an Horno: the Adobe Bread Oven
by Michael Moquin - Detailed adobe instructions.
Oven Map on Google
August Vanderdonckt writes:
The map allows brick oven fans to find out if they are close to
somebody who already has one.
It enables people to upload pictures, communicate with each other
directly and locate ovens geographically.
Simon Brookes' Clay Oven Blog
Art - nice selection of clay ovens modeled on "Bread
Ovens of Quebec"
Ovens by Rado Hand. He has an extensive Wood
Burning Oven Website, including oven plans,
pizza instructions, and more.
Oven for the British climate, by Melvin Nevitt.
Oven built by Mike Iapalucci from Rado Hand's plans. Detailed constructions photos.
Portable cob oven in France - detailed constuction photos, instructions en francais
Stone Turtle Baking and Cooking School
Learn how to use a wood fired oven.
Prefabricated Ovens - These can simplify the construction process a great deal
- Fornobravo: precast
and prefabricated brick ovens from Italy. The site includes a very detailed set
pizza oven plans
- EarthStone - Good website.
- Grills n'Ovens - handbuilt one piece ovens from Portugal, starting at $1,500.00. The site also has oven building instructions.
- Mugnaini Imports - California company importing high quality Italian ovens.
- Wildwood Ovens & BBQs - Pizza ovens, Brazilian BBQ's, Commercial Churrasqueiras
- Renato Precast Ovens - the oldest oven precaster in the United States.
- Fayol -Excellent
oven made from a unique clay deposit in Provence, France, that has
been used for ovens since Roman times.
- Wood-Firedoven.co.uk - dealers for Forno Bravo, Le Panyol, also custom handbuilt ovens in Britain
- Beech - Australian dome shaped oven that appears to be very well engineered.
- Superior Clay - Affordable clay oven manufactured in Ohio
- Backyard Gourmet - lightweight, assembled
Embers - Australia, South Africa
- Fireit - low cost castable oven from Britain
- Fired up Kitchens - import 3 lines of ovens from Italy
More Books on Baking and Masonry
Pat Manley recently built a kitchen
bake oven for Billy Joel
at his house on Long Island.
- Malaspina College Oven Assembly Sequence
Hikary Fukazawa, a participant at the 2003 French
bake oven workshop, returned to Japan and built his own oven. Hikari
Here is the picture of my bake oven.
Our bakery is going so well.
Last Saturday we sold out 30 pizza at the Saturday evening market.
Of course I baked by wood fire.
Every day my wife Shuko is baking 10kg wheat flour and selling out
in a short time.
We will increase products little by little.
But we will keep making hand made bread.
Russian Bake Oven Drawings
Ben Sotero and crew with the new teaching oven at the San Francisco
Good site by a brick oven enthusiast, including recipes and baking info.
step-by-step construction photos of a refractory concrete oven.
good photos of the manufacturing process, including a unique safety
||Bakeoven by Doug Wood.
Click on image for more information
Traditional French commercial
Montreal Style Bagel Oven by MHA Member Alex Chernov
Toronto, December 2008
Commercial Bread Ovens by MHA Member William Davenport, Turtlerock Heat
oven with revolving hearth, Acme Bakery, Berkley.
The Farjas is
- German 1930's Commercial
- this plan is from a German masonry textbook from the 1930's.
- 1900's American
- the oven at Black Diamond bakery in Washington state has been in continuous
use for over 90 years. It has a 10 foot by 12 foot hearth. Photos.
- Historical oven in Waterdown,
Ontario. We partially documented this recently unearthed 10 X 10 oven.
Our Excel spreadsheet template that simplifies "baker's percentage"
Anna is my sister in law. She became a bread head about 10 years ago
after working at Terra
Breads in Vancouver. She now has her own bakery on the French Riviera,
and it is one of the best bakeries in France.
Bread Bakers' Forum
Comprehensive website maintained by Beth Hinkle . Includes
brick oven page, including list of builders, manufacturers, websites,
The Bread Bakers Guild of America
San Francisco Baking Institute
Bread baking classes and bakery consulting
- great place, great website. They have an early
Alan Scott oven.
- Bread Art
by Henry Ruczynski, Vancouver
Click on image for more