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Granite and Marble as building bricks - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



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.

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  • Granite and Marble as building bricks

    I have a idea to use Marble and / or Granite as bricks to build my entire oven.
    I have acumaleted almost enouth of both to use either one or both together.
    What do you guys with a bit of experience think?

    I plan to use the lighter marble, becoase its lighter and easier to cut and handle, its rather good at withstanding high temperatures, and it looks marvelous. It contain huge amounts of silica witch is good for conductivity and heat absorbing qualitys.

    I have already cutted a bit of both and saw the mortar sticks well to it.
    I think it will work marvelous. Brick sizes about 20 X 20 cm and 2.5 or 3 cm thick.

    Anyone tried this maybe?

  • #2
    Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

    Granite and marble will work, but both crack when heated to temps a WFO will produce and will not last very long. Soapstone is the only stone recommended for an oven. If you can acquire firebricks, that would be much better than marble or granite. If you cannot acquire firebricks, maybe you could build a cobb oven made of clay. Good luck!


    • #3
      Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

      Marble will turn to dust very quickly in a WFO.
      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

      My Build.



      • #4
        Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

        Thank you for the warning!
        It would have been lots of work going to waste.

        Guess I have a new bathroom to tile....


        • #5
          Re: Granite and Marble as building bricks

          Granite and Marble is usually intended for kitchen interiors to make it look elegant but I think not a good thing to use it for oven and I do agree what GianniFocaccia says.
          Sharon Stone