web analytics
materials list for 36" Pompeii oven - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community


1 of 2 < >


Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum members.

As many may have noticed already, the Community Forum site was briefly down today. While working on scheduled routine maintenance, we encountered an error when trying to add a software update. As the site is now back up and running, some of you may notice that some recent data has been misplaced from November 10th up to today. We are currently working on resolving the issue. The forum has full operational capabilities and we encourage all forum members to continue actively posting in the threads.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this issue may have caused you. The Forno Bravo family values each and every member of our community. If you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to let us know on our issues thread here:


Thank you for understanding.
2 of 2 < >

Forno Bravo Forum Thread Message

Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum Members!

The Forno Bravo team has heard the feedback in regards to the community forum. We wanted to take the time to re-enforce our commitment to a fully engaged Forum with professional moderation.

Our top priority as a company is to fix all forum errors and issues that you are experiencing. As we are swiftly working on these problems, we want to say that we highly value the Forum Bravo Community Forum and every single community forum member.

We have set up this thread so that every member can address any concerns, issues and questions about the forum. Please feel free to ask whatever you would like in regards to the forum; let us know what issues you are experiencing so we can work on resolving them as fast as possible. However, we stress that we would like constructive engagement, so please be specific about the issue you are experiencing.

Thank you for all of your patience and continued support.

Link to topic: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...with-new-forum
See more
See less

materials list for 36" Pompeii oven

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • materials list for 36" Pompeii oven

    It looks as though the 36" Pompeii oven would suit us very well. Can anyone point me at the complete materials list and plans for it?
    Many thanks.

  • #2
    36 plans

    There have been far more 42's than 36" built here.

    I'll leave the material list to someone who has already built one,
    If it's a help you can count bricks from my cad drawings of the 36:


    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Materials List (so far) - Updated 1/5

      The building plans on the web site hold true (short of the many alterations and improvements suggested in these forums) for both size ovens. So far, the most challenging aspect was cutting the bricks to span the door opening, but with a little experimenting, it's not a big deal... Here's the running list:

      4" @ 71"x80" = 22 - 80# bags of concrete
      (I used fiber reinforced concrete so no steel was necessary)

      Roughly 48 blocks (I poured a lintle across the opening)
      12 - #4 x 36" rebars
      Each cell requires 1 60# bag of concrete ($3.29)

      6.5" hearth requires a smidge more than 8 cf of perlite (I got mine in 4 cf bags - $7.95)
      1 - 94# bag of portland cement ($8.36)
      6 - #4 x 10' rebars cut to fit ($4.29)
      17 - 80# bags of concrete ($4)

      Oven Dome & Floor
      1 - 24" x 2.5" x 3/16" angle iron (stainless is nice)
      200 fire bricks ($1.17)
      1 - 25# bag fire clay ($8)
      1 - 94# bag portland cement
      2 - 60# bags general purpose sand ($2.49)
      Last edited by DavidK; 02-17-2006, 12:06 PM. Reason: Updated 12/19 - I'm making progress!


      • #4
        36&quot; Materials List - updated 1/5/2005

        Insulation Layer (6")
        4 - 4 cf bags perlite
        2 - 94# bags portland cement

        Oven entrance & chimney (see pictures)
        120 common clay bricks ($.71)
        4' - 1.25" x 1.25" stainless angle ($28)
        25# of fire clay
        1 - 94# bag of portland
        3 - 60# bag of sand
        Mortar finish

        More to come...
        Last edited by DavidK; 02-17-2006, 12:07 PM.


        • #5
          Stucco Finish (scratch coat and finish)
          1 - 60# bag stucco cement ($4)
          4 - 60# bags sand

          Just add some paint or pigment to the stucco and you're done! Happy building...
          Last edited by DavidK; 02-17-2006, 11:55 AM.