Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community (
-   Australia (
-   -   new build in werribee (

oasiscdm 08-19-2012 04:38 AM

new build in werribee
Below very bottom of this post was my first ever post. Throughout my WFO build the thread got quite large. My aim with this build was to document it thoroughly with detailed and copious numbers of photos. To make it easier I have included an index to assist those viewing this thread.

Build Index

Base Slab Construction post 24
Base Slab Construction post 32/33

Hebel Stand Construction Page 5 post 41/42/43
Build preparation - Inner Arch Template Laying out the Oven and IT Page 5 Post 46
Preparing the hearth Page 6 post 55
Possible finish and working out Arch brick combination Page 8 post 74/77
Brick Saw and Brick Tray Jig for compound mitre brick cuts Page 11 Post 107/108 Page 14 141/144
The fist cut finally after a long wait Page 15 post 145
The Hearth cut and placement Page 16 Posts 151/155
Completed hearth cuts Page 16 Post 175
Hearth Insulation positioned and layed Page 19 Post 184
Hearth positioned and layed Dome Brick combination using arch bricks Page 20 Post 191
Templates and Inner Arch setup Page 20 Posts 206/207

__________________________________________________ ___________________________________________
Hi all.
After researching this site for most of this year, since my son suggested I build an oven, I have pretty much decided to proceed with the build. So much so that I got out my circular saw measured the area to cut out in my deck and proceeded to cut it out. Engineering of the slab will be tricky as I have 2 bearers 1170 apart. I cannot cut these out so have to construct a 1250 * 1400 slab cantilevered over the bearers and deck to get the width.

I have a friend that is a fitter and turner who has fabricated an IT and I have acquired a brick saw (brand new 16") for $200 but without a brick tray. Same friend is going to fabricate one for me hopefully a compound mitre tray.

I wish to thank benguilford for the advice he has provided so far with a couple of calls I have made. Also to the rest of you that have provided all the valuable information you have on this site. I will post some photos and build ideas soon. Planning a 1metre oven dome, in a Japanese style garden.

vanoontour 08-20-2012 03:30 PM

Re: new build in werribee
Mate, where abouts in Werribee, I'm building a 40" corner in Manor Lakes.

vanoontour 08-20-2012 07:15 PM

Re: new build in werribee
...and if you want some rebar/reo mesh I have some left over.

oasiscdm 08-20-2012 11:56 PM

Re: new build in werribee
I live about a kilometer west from the plaza. In a street of the back of Bethany primary school. I was going to do a 42" but have settled on the same size as you 40". Might take you up on that if you don't need it. Where are you up to with your build?

Cheers Colin

oasiscdm 08-21-2012 03:47 AM

Re: new build in werribee
4 Attachment(s)
Here are photos of the site, IT and the garden. Oh and the first stage cut out the deck. I have to construct a blue board wall behind the oven before forming the slab. Not sure if I will pour the slab in one or two pours as I need to cantilever it over the deck. Getting the form work out will be impossible if poured in one go.

oasiscdm 08-21-2012 03:54 AM

Re: new build in werribee
Thanks vanaantour. I live in a street behind Bethany primary school about 1.5km from the plaza, near the river. Thank you for the offer of the rebar etc if you have no need be happy up on your offer. How far advanced are you with your build?

Mine will take a while but hoping to have it finished around April next year.

Cheers Colin

oasiscdm 08-21-2012 03:57 AM

Re: new build in werribee
Sorry vanoontour correct spelling now.

oasiscdm 08-21-2012 04:15 AM

Re: new build in werribee
My intentions with the build are to 1metre Pompeii oven
Purchase oven materials from Melbourne Fire Brick Company. Ben has been of great help.

Once slab is constructed 1100*1400

I Will be building a Hebel block base frame
On top of that a cantilevered Hebel power fence panel (double reinforced) 1400*1600 hearth. With steel lintel and frame to support the cantilevered hearth.

50 mm calcium silicate board
65 mm fire brick tiles

The base will be constructed so that the oven effectively sits on top of the base walls i.e. the oven walls are on top of the base walls. Insulation and rendered finish will be outside the base walls.

Be interested to know if I have missed anything?

oasiscdm 08-21-2012 04:19 AM

Re: new build in werribee
One adjustment to previous post. The slab will be cantilevered above the deck. The dimensions above are for the bottom of the slab. The base will be 1400*1400. Concrete will be 50 mm above the deck and 125 mm thick. Will post some drawings later.


Bacterium 08-21-2012 04:25 AM

Re: new build in werribee
welcome oasiscdm

sounds like the base might be tight, then again post some pics so we get a better idea.

insulation under the floor is a good start :)

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC