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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Design stage- Overall appearance

    I am in the general design stage of my wfo and possible outdoor kitchen. Of course funds are not unlimited so estimating costs are a consideration/concern. I would rather build a smaller kitchen area or none at all, than have it not look asthectically pleasing. I can estimate any counters etc. but the oven is(in my mind) a question mark. I am talking about surface finish area. My question is: How much, on average/approx. square feet of decorative brick/stone has anyone used just to finish off thier oven? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Also any suggestions for materials...brick,stone,cultured stone etc. Thanks
    John
    Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
    Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
    Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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    Re: Design stage- Overall appearance

    John, depends on what route you go - igloo style or an enclosure. Also, if your talking about some sort of brick or stone, prices depend on the specific type....marbles, granites, or various stones that are not native to you area (expensive for the stone yards to have shipped in) can get very expensive.

    Personally, I finished my stand with inexpensive slate tile from Home Depot (99 cents a sq. ft.) and finished my igloo style with inexpensive mosaic tile from Lowes and an internet mosaic tile supplier. The total cost for all finishing materials is less than $200....you could pay that much for a single granite or marble slab in front of your oven entry. You really have to decide what you like...price it, and if overly expensive, try creative sourcing - ebay, Craigs list, internet wholesales, or go the recycled route; several members have built beautiful ovens with recycled brick, stone, etc. that cost them virtually nothing.

    RT

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    • #3
      Re: Design stage- Overall appearance

      Thanks for your input, I would like to keep the top portion as small as possible. Mostly due to where it will be located in the yard. Do you have a pic of your oven on here? If so, where can I find it.
      I would like to have some type of overhead protection from the elements being in New England and wanting to have pizza at least 9 months of the year.
      Again thanks for your input.
      John
      Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
      Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
      Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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      • #4
        Re: Design stage- Overall appearance

        Look through the Photo gallery at finished ovens. RT's awesome finish is posted in there, as well as many other options you may want to consider.
        GJBingham
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        • #5
          Re: Design stage- Overall appearance

          Just got done looking at all the gorgeous ovens in the finish photo gallery. WOW people sure did put a ton of work into the finished product. I know I could see myself being too busy with pizza making and eating once the oven was usable to ever get the finishing touhes done. I am salivating thinking about it and I don't even have a design concept in my head, let alone on paper. RT your oven is fantastic! How long did it take for the mosaic work? Did you have one huge mosaic party? Simply beautiful work, lots of pride went into that oven and I'm sure lots of great food is now coming out.
          JL
          Build Thread:http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/i...ome-15521.html
          Photos: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brick-...67884/pic/list
          Oven Blog: http://johns-brickoven.blogspot.com/...ven-folly.html

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          • #6
            Re: Design stage- Overall appearance

            just getting my first post in so I can see pics

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