How to build a wood-fired oven step by step

To my taste, there is no bread that compares to hot bread fresh from your own oven built with your hands. Today you can see the process of building a clay oven, to cook with a rich natural flavor.


To build this homemade oven from scratch you will have a hard job laying the stones, going through the filling with clay mortar, making the door arch and dome, and finishing with mortar of clay or sand for the bricks. . It could take days, but the good thing is that by using recycled materials we would only spend around $ 20 on the entire structure. You will no longer have problems baking delicious pizza in your wood-fired pizza oven.

Cob oven

If you have the chance, I assure you it will be worth it. You have three possibilities, these two manuals: one in Spanish from Dandelion very well explained everything, one in English also very complete of The year of the mud where they assure us that for $ 20 you can have one, and this video where you can see its construction live step by step:

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Cob construction.

This method of construction was already used in England in the 13th century. The method uses a mixture of earth, sand and clay mixed with straw to form a block. These blocks were formerly shaped like bread, giving this technique the name “cob”, in Old English “bread”. It was the most common building material in England until it was replaced by fired bricks in the Middle Ages.