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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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