Sorry that i dropped off the site for awhile. I did want to report that i did complete the oven before the end of the summer. So when i say complete, i mean i can cook it it. I still have some work to do to make it “pretty” for the misses. Need to finishe the stack stone on the sides of it. Build a door jam and make a door for the from. We were able to fire her up about 6 times before we put her to bed for the winter. Such a great experience to build it and what a center piece to out outdoor patio area.
I was a bit worried about being able to build it. I have a new found respect for masons. Trying to get the mortar to the correct consistency and work quickly before it got to dry was a constant challenge. But reading the posts here and the quick responses, were helpful. So thanks to all of you!
Big Mike is happy!!
Will post all the pics when the oven is truly done!
Thanks again all!