Earth Oven Pics
up to the thermal layer on a new earth oven, and i hope to be baking bread by the end of july.
I built the base out of reclaimed concrete (a former backyard patio) and scavenged concrete blocks. with the sand, firebrick and tools i'm in this about $120 bucks. and, of course, about 2 grand in labor - but hey, that doesn't count, right?
this took about 3 months from the initial conception to this point, with about 5 good days of work. most of the time was spent collecting the materials.
send me good vibes that this thing doesn't collapse or explode or otherwise crush my now fragile hope.
the girl and the concrete:
the finished base:
creatively focused image of the insulation layer, wine bottles and a mud/perlite mixture:
the mud subfloor. a layer of sand goes over this, and then the firebrick hearth:
my dad and the firebrick hearth:
the first thermal layer and the brick arch:
and a final close-up of my rather rough first layer:
if the thing survives the removal of the sand, i'll post more pictures. wish me luck!