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Outdoor Oven Materials List

For instructions on building MOTHER EARTH NEWS' versatile outdoor cooking unit, see Build An All-in-One Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill & Smoker. 


 Material Quantity 
 medium duty firebrick 2½ in. by 4½ in. by 9 in.  53
 concrete block 4 in. by 8 in. by 16 in.  28
 concrete half block 4 in. by 8 in. by 8 in.  12
 cement  4 80-lb. bags
 cement mortar for tile and block  1 80-lb. bag
 sand  2 wheelbarrows
 gravel  2 wheelbarrows
 fine sand  1 2-gal. bucket
 perlite  3 13 lb. bags
 quarter-inch steel lintel 1½  in. by 14¾  in. by 18 in.  1
 concrete pigment  1 small bag
 6 in. stovepipe  10 ft.
 damper  1
 chimney cap and collar  1 each
 silicone  1 tube
 tile (for four sides)  38 sq. ft.
 grout  4 to 5 lbs.
 ¼” steel griddle 15 in. by 18 in.  1
 steel grill grate 15 in. by 18 in.  1
 grate (fridge/oven rack) 13 in. by 18 in. max  1
 stove gasket (optional seal)  36 in.
 metal insulated door with handles/vent  1
 Total cost: $300. This price assumes you do all the work, and utilize recycled grates and stovepipe from yard sales. Everything new would cost $400-$500.  

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Yeastcoast Bakers
6/12/2012 1:45:29 PM
soil,sand, pine straw, scavenged urbanite stone, reclaimed brick or stone tile flooring... PRICELESS!

1/26/2011 11:31:09 AM
Perlite comes in different grades (fine, medium, coarse). What grade of perlite is to be used?

kenneth ryon_2
7/7/2010 5:11:24 PM
How or where do I get the drawings other than what is in the magazine?

Casey Barbion
6/2/2010 4:08:11 PM
Where are the drawings?

Alberta Blake
5/11/2010 2:49:47 PM
Where can we buy perlite? So far can't find in this area. most haven't heard of it being used this way!

David Shain_1
4/23/2010 8:54:11 PM
Where are the drawings?

4/18/2010 8:49:17 PM
Sorry, where are the diagrams? Project looks great!

3/18/2010 12:16:46 PM
OMG... I soooo want to do this project..... Now... finding the time... This would be much preferable to propane or charcoal grills mainly because you can do so much with this one. I was interested in the pizza oven idea, but this is so much more versatile.... Nice job. The door would be the only problem but I do know a blacksmith that can make one up quickly.... 2011 grilling season, I'm going to have one of these!!!!

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