DIY Genius Designs and Builds His Own Backyard Pizza Oven!
We could bore you all day with a thousand different pizza related facts, but don’t worry – we won’t. We’ll keep this blissfully simple and straightforward: pizza is wonderful and it is at its best when you make it in a giant stone oven. A DIY guru who goes by the name DrLittman decided to take his pizza cooking to the next level by modeling and building his own backyard pizza oven. The process took around five months and cost just under $1,000. The results? Well, pizza this good is priceless. Keep on reading to follow his DIY journey and see if you have what it takes to build your own pizza oven!
So what’s the deal with pizza ovens, anyways?
Alright, before we dive into the DIY aspect of this article we figure that you should probably know why brick oven pizzas are just so much better than their conventional adversaries. Brick ovens have constant airflow being generated which allows the toppings to cook quick, crisp, and evenly on your ‘za. Yeah, your mouth should be watering right about now.
It all started with a sketch
Alright, you understand why brick oven pizzas are better. Now, let’s get back to the good DrLittman and find out his process for creating the ultimate DIY pizza oven! Here we see that DrLittman has begun the designing process of his future pizza oven. He is utilizing AutoCAD software in order to create a scale model of what he wants to design. This allows DrLittman to use 3D space to create his oven to the exact specifications that he wants. Pretty neat.
We break ground with a concrete slab!
Admittedly this is not the most exciting part of the DIY-build but you have to start somewhere. We figure that starting at the bottom makes the most sense, don’t you agree? Here we have a concrete slab measured out. This is going to be one large oven.
Bring in the red brick!
Okay, making the foundation is a drag. Still, we’re making some real and tangible progress. DrLittman uses small red bricks to create his oven. While he likes the look and loves how the oven came together, he admits that Besser Block would have been a better choice at this point in time.