Pizza Oven Plans
Forno Bravo has a great series of e-books available for free
download on its web site (registration required).
Included are step by step plans for 3 styles of authentic
Italian brick pizza ovens. Recommended.
Also available are oven management, cooking and bread books, and
a great pizza book.
(Aug 12/08): James reports that there have been 11,000 downloads
of the oven plans, and 25,000 downloads of the other books.
oven from Forno Bravo plans, by MHA member Scott Goodman
Forno Bravo Primavera oven manual
checks out the Primavera oven
Forno Bravo dealer in
The Forno Bravo forum has 5,000 registered members, and is the
largest online brick oven forum.
Bread For All
"Everything about bread, earth/mud and clay ovens"
- very cool blog by Stu Silverstein. Check it out.
Oven Map on Google
August Vanderdonckt writes:
The map allows brick oven fans to find out if they are close to
somebody who already has one.
It enables people to upload pictures, communicate with each other
directly and locate ovens geographically.
adobe - We
this simple oven at our neighbour's 20 years ago. It is based
traditional Québec oven shape, an elongated dome.
Click on image for assembly photos.
Instructions for building a loam oven. Good pizza info.
Good list of oven links.
an Horno: the Adobe Bread Oven
by Michael Moquin - Detailed adobe instructions.
Good adobe oven building instructions with illustrations.
Clay Oven Blog
Art - nice selection of clay ovens modeled on
Ovens of Quebec"
Ovens by Rado Hand. He has an extensive Wood
Burning Oven Website, including oven plans,
pizza instructions, and more.
Oven built by Mike Iapalucci from Rado Hand's plans. Detailed constructions
Portable cob oven in France - detailed
constuction photos, instructions en francais
Turtle Baking and Cooking School
Learn how to use a wood fired oven.
- simple, high efficiency insulated design developed by Alan
Proven in a range of sizes and applications including home,
Click to join him for a seminar.
Alan Scott, 72,
Artisan of the Brick Oven, Dies
New York Times, Feb 6/09
here to order.
Wing and Alan Scott
Definitive work on
authentic hearth breads.
Includes instructions for building a
backyard bake oven.
"Wing and Scott do more than get the
right: they get the right details. It is difficult for me
any baker, amateur or professional, coming away from this
having learned something significant, even profound, about
of bread baking."
-Thom Leonard, author of The Bread Book
Good site with instructions for an Alan Scott style oven.
August Vanderdonckt's detailed
photo record of building an Alan Scott oven.
G's Pizza Oven Project - good photo record and pizza
Build Your Own Earth Oven (3rd
here to order
A simple, fully-illustrated
making an oven from earthen materials (similar to adobe
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building
the oven. Also complete directions for making sourdough
the best (and simplest) artisan tradition.
Check out Kiko's
great blog on ovens and earth art
Prefabricated Ovens - These can simplify the
construction process a great deal
Books on Baking and Masonry
recently built a kitchen
bake oven for Billy Joel
at his house on Long Island.
Bakeoven Workshop with Norbert
step-by-step construction photos of a 32" X 36" oven.
College Oven Assembly Sequence
Hikary Fukazawa, a participant at the 2003 French
bake oven workshop, returned to Japan and built his own
Here is the picture of my bake oven.
Our bakery is going so well.
Last Saturday we sold out 30 pizza at the Saturday evening
Of course I baked by wood fire.
Every day my wife Shuko is baking 10kg wheat flour and
in a short time.
We will increase products little by little.
But we will keep making hand made bread.
Ben Sotero and crew with the new teaching oven at the San
Good site by a brick oven enthusiast, including recipes and
step-by-step construction photos of a refractory concrete
good photos of the manufacturing process, including a unique
||Bakeoven by Doug Wood.
Click on image for more
Bagel Oven by MHA Member Alex Chernov
Toronto, December 2008
oven with revolving hearth, Acme Bakery, Berkley.
The Farjas is
- this plan is from a German masonry textbook from the 1930's.
- the oven at Black Diamond bakery in Washington state has
been in continuous
use for over 90 years. It has a 10 foot by 12 foot hearth.
oven in Waterdown,
Ontario. We partially documented this recently unearthed 10 X
Our Excel spreadsheet template that simplifies "baker's
Anna is my sister in law. She became a bread head about 10
after working at Terra
Breads in Vancouver. She now has her own bakery on the
and it is one of the best bakeries in France.
Bread Bakers' Forum
Comprehensive website maintained by Beth Hinkle .
brick oven page, including list of builders, manufacturers,
The Bread Bakers Guild of
San Francisco Baking
Bread baking classes and bakery consulting
- great place, great website. They have an early
Alan Scott oven.
- Bread Art
by Henry Ruczynski, Vancouver
Click on image for more