Just talked to masonary guy about building fireplace/bread oven. Questions and advice needed please.
The wife wants a fireplace and I want a bread/pizza oven which leads me to many questions.
I just talked to local masonary/brick guy about this. He states that he can build a fireplace that looks like one we want, however I question he knows how or what is required of a WFO. Therefore, I need some advice on what I need to describe to him about how the interior construction should be.
First off, here is a picture of the fireplace the wife wants. Questions will be below the picture.
Can a fireplace like in the picture be modified to bake bread or pizza in it with out making it look like an oven in our backyard. (wife is hugh on aesthetics and does not want something that looks like an oven in the backyard.)
What "must" the interior of the fireplace be consturcted of to withstand the heat? Must it be those fire bricks I see alot of in these forums? Do the firebricks need to encompass the entire walls and ceiling of the oven, or just the floor?
Last question..for now: what is the difference between a duel level WFO vs. a single layer. I presume that with a duel layer, the fire is on the bottom layer and the radiating heat is used to heat the top oven area? Is this better than a single layer where you build the fire directly in the oven?