Semi Commercial WFO in Progress
After over a year in the design and contemplation, I finally bit the bullet and started construction of my WFO. Based on Davenport's designs from TurtleRockHeat, I scaled it to fit my operation. William was busy at the time with larger projects, but gave some insight on my rendition of his work. Working hearth is 46" x 60" with 19" vault. Wall thickness is 9" minimum of Firebrick. I started the project Aug4,2012 and hope to have it baking bread by Thanksgiving.
The idea is that it is small enough not to be a huge cash outlay, but big enough to learn and enter into a small commercial operation if the product takes off. I certainly would upscale to a different location if it does so as to keep work and home seperate. The oven is located in a shed on my property with enough space that a small bakery could be set up with required code equipment and facilities with minimal effort. Enjoy the photo's that are to come.