I was planning on using old, full-sized historic bricks that are from our small goldrush era community as a final veneer. Just a bunch of old bricks in very rough condition that will make the oven appear like it’s always been there. I plan to pressure wash them as they been sequestered for 175 yrs plus or minus.
The bricks have a history… a couple of them are Cowen bricks that were shipped from England. Cowen was a character who was a member of parliament and had a reputation for being for the working man. It was said that he shipped contraband along with his bricks to America. There are some Carnegie bricks among these the Cowen bricks that date back to the late 1800’s.
I wondered if there was an issue with the additional weight? Since your design seems like a catenary arch it would seem to not be and issue. We are on a dedicated slab with much more steel and cement than your plan called for.
The thing that makes this a given is your plan calls for around 40sf of veneer and when I moved all these to get them ready to clean up, they took up a space 5x8.