This book provides a step-by-step guide to how a couple of amateurs created a working oven for year round use and enjoyment. You too can make bread from scratch, starting from the ground up with a wood-fired oven in your own yard. See what it takes to enjoy a wood-fired brick oven - how to build it and how to use it - with this hands-on project for wholesome living. Available on Amazon.com or from wagonbridgepublishing.com
I garbage-picked an old 30" westinghouse electric range. It appears to have 31/2" or 4" of insulation on all sides of the oven. I'm impressed. I wonder what temp it could achieve. I'm only looking for 750F or maybe 800F-- pizza temp. The temp of the external sheet metal is likely to be a limiting factor, but that could be further insulated.The wiring could stink or fry, but a wiring upgrade wouldn't be too hard.