DIY





Build Your Own Wood-Fired Earth Oven

Build your own wood-fired earth oven and bake crusty breads, tasty pizzas and roasted meats. Includes diagrams and instructions for creating the oven floor and mixing mud.

| October/November 2002

Build your own wood-fired earth oven, with this easy-to-make oven you can bake crusty breads, tasty pizzas and even roasted meats.

Baking and Roasting Meats in Wood-Fired Ovens

Better Baked Bread Using Wood Fired Ovens
Cooking Meats With Wood Fired Ovens

How to Build Your Own Wood-Fired Earth Oven

Did you love to make mud pies when you were a kid? Even if you didn’t, you can still build this easy outdoor oven that works as well as a custom-built masonry or ceramic model. Cost? Next to nothing. Material? The Earth under your feet — one of the best building materials on the planet. And the skills you need are just the ones you were born with.

Follow the steps outlined below and you’ll enjoy crusty, chewy and richly flavored bread, pizza and other baked goodies in no time.



Preparing to Make Your Wood-Fired Earth Oven

Collect your shovel, a wheelbarrow and/or some buckets, a tape measure, scraps of lumber, a plastic tarp and kitchen utensils (for sculpting).

To start, prepare a base for the oven. If you’re going to use the oven a lot, you’ll want to build the oven floor at waist-height. Use what you have — rocks, broken-up concrete, logs, old metal barrels or even sawhorses. If you don’t mind working low, build on the ground.

WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG
5/14/2018 10:29:39 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own earth oven – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)


Lya
5/8/2011 5:34:10 AM

This is by far the best guide on how to build a clay oven!!


Michael_82
1/16/2011 11:45:52 AM

Pack a hard HALL (50 to 100 pats), and drop it from chest height. It should hold together. If it doesn’t, ACID a little water. Perhaps they meant BALL and ADD? The editor needs to proof read the "spell checker" as it's adding "correctly spelled" words, but it's adding the wrong "correctly spelled" words!











mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: August 4-5, 2018
Albany, OR

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE



Distilling Hydrosols

Assembling a Beekeeper's Toolkit







Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard