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  • Oven door

    I need to begin my oven door (unhinged for a dome arch) I am planning to use wood on the exterior but what material is suitable for the sandwiched layers. I am guessing something that reflects heat rather than absorbs. I attached two photos.
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  • #2
    Re: Oven door

    I used the type of insulation that is used for lining electric ovens. A trip to your local dump will score all you need.

    Note that wood burns. I used aluminum to keep the weight down.
    Last edited by Neil2; 12-08-2010, 01:52 PM.


    • #3
      Re: Oven door

      I really like that chimney flue.. what exactly is it?
      My oven (for now):


      • #4
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        I salvaged it from old chimnea the we bought about 10 years ago. cast iron and not a spec of rust. The rest of the chimnea was little more than hardscape. It had a build in spark arrestor too, and it was bought and paid for.


        • #5
          Re: Oven door

          I made mine out of aluminum, filled with loose vermiculite, and about a bucket full of pop-rivets.
          Check out my pictures here:

          If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.


          • #6
            Re: Oven door

            Les Mine is similar to yours but I used a bit of concrete in with my vermiculite and I used sheet steel and a bunch of rivets. Then I riveted stove rope around the edge to help with the seal. My door is heavy but I fired and baked on Sunday and on Tuesday evening the oven was still too hot to lay your hand on the floor. The outside temps have been around -20 then add a windchill. So I think my door is keeping up with the rest of the oven.


            • #7
              Re: Oven door

              Sheet aluminum, insulating blanket remnants, bunch of rivets, and a single handle from an old trowel. The whole door weighs less than 5 pounds.

              My 34" WFO build

              Weber 22-OTG / Ugly Drum Smoker / 34" WFO