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  • Best book(s) on building an wood oven?


    Just new here and planning to build a wood fired oven.. Also it seems there are a lot of books and manuals.

    My question: which books or manuals do you consider the best/most useful?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Best book(s) on building an wood oven?

    Download the Pompeii oven plans from FornoBravo.. Along with this forum and the knowledgeable minds here..you won't need a book or manual IMO!
    “Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.”


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    • #3
      Re: Best book(s) on building an wood oven?

      I second that! When I went into this, I was convinced I wanted to build a vault. After finding this forum my mind changed. Most ovens have something to offer (some are just a path to crap). The plans here, in my opinion, will give you the most versatile oven you can build.
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      • #4

        I agree with Les and Trellis above. Click on the blue link in my signature and see my advice about the question(s) you have.
        Lee B.
        DFW area, Texas, USA

        If you are thinking about building a brick oven, my advice is Here.
        Our One Meter Pompeii Oven album is here.
        An album showing our Thermal Breaks is Here.

        I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.