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Old 04-19-2012, 03:38 PM
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After a few months of inactivity, I'm back on my build full force. I have a honey-do deadline of early May to get as much done for a HUGE pizza party for my daughter's birthday. So it's full speed ahead.

Although I have not been posting, I have been working on the WFO, so expect quite a few pics to be posted in the next few weeks. I want to finish tiling a few things and then paint everything that's stucco.

I've completed my roof, I've stuccoed my enclosure, and I am currently paving my outside kitchen with pavers from HD. Below is a pic of the pavers we've selected. I thought about placing them in a herringbone pattern (similar to my WFO floor), but that was just too much. So I decided on a basket-weave pattern as I'm using 2 sizes of pavers.

I'll post pics of the finished floor once it's done in the next few days.

Almost done!!

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:11 AM
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Looks like you are rapping it up nicely. The door is awesome!

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:57 AM
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Welcome back Aceves - dying to see the finished product. I got initial inspiration from your dome, maybe I'll get inspiration for the end also - but nothing as elaborate as an outdoor kitchen. I like those tiles - they have a kind of antique look. have a great party.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:53 AM
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Thanks Dusty and Amac!

Yes, it's coming along very well and I see the finish line! Your projects turned out/are turning out great also!! Keep us updated!!

The tiles do have an antique look. We decided to continue with the aged rock look. Below are some pics of my kitchen so far. The pavers are 90% done. I just need to cut the pavers for the edges and it's a wrap (for the floor, that is).

In the pics, to the right is my firepit. My grill will go in the space between the counters, and the WFO is on the left. To the left of the WFO is another small counter and then a built-in concrete bench.

More pics coming!

Aceves
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:21 PM
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Aceves,

Love the pavers and the pattern. Gonna be a great place to hang in the summer and enjoy pizza!
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:51 PM
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Aceves -

It looks great! Heck - if you stand in the right spot (like your first pic) - sure looks like a herringbone pattern to me!

Nice to see you'll be ready for summer (sure felt like it this weekend).

Keep pushing - the finish line is within sight.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:15 AM
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Thanks Gianni & Cheesesteak!

The WFO kitchen is coming out just as I have planned (except for a few tweeks here and there).

I'm planning a few building days this weekend and next week, so I should get a lot more done soon. The pavers are turning out nice. Now to cut the roof tiles (more on that later!!). The finish line is almost here!

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:58 PM
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Don't finish it too soon, then you will have to start another project. (but yea it's lookin nice)

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hi FB Members,

So I did as much as I could for my daughter's 5th birthday party yesterday (yes, she was born on Cinco de Mayo!!). Didn't get it quite finished all the way, but I'm close (90% done).

I present to you my (almost completed) WFO: Chichen Itza Pizza!!!!

Look at the pictures and you'll see why. Yesterday's party was a HUGE success! We made 40+ pies (I lost count after 30). We had over 60 people, and everyone liked the Aztec/Mayan theme. My daughter made an extra-large pie that baked to perfection. She was super happy!

You can see in the pics that the oven went white-hot after about 2.5 hours. I kept feeding the WFO and it performed like a champ. I'm excited to have more parties! I'm actually thinking of having another party next weekend!!

The theme came from my daughter, and I liked it so much that I went with the theme full force. I had seen other WFOs with square roofs leading up to a point. They always looked like pyramids to me, so I knew it was a possibility to do an Aztec pyramid on top of my oven enclosure. I just went for it and it came out better than I expected!! I'm actually going to make a plaque that says "Chichen Itza Pizza" that will go right in front of the WFO, below that Aztec plaque I got at Old Town San Diego on a recent family trip.

I still have to do my final outer brick arch, and a ledge in front of the oven to rest food items as I take them out of the oven, and paint the actual pyramid. Maybe some wooden doors for my counters. I'll definitely stain and seal my concrete countertops. And I have to add a stainless steel sink I got from IKEA for $10 on my long countertop (not shown) and a stainless steel faucet. And yes, I'm going to line the firepit with additional firebick as well.

I just finished my paver floor this past Thursday.

The holes you see on my WFO enclosure will house outdoor speakers, so I'll be pumping music as I'm cooking pizzas!

More pics below.

Comments and suggestions are welcome. Thank you all for your advice and support!!

Aceves
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:46 PM
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These are some pics of the enclosure and pyramid unpainted. I had just completed the pyramid steps using custom-cut firebrick. I have quite a bit of bricks left over (if you followed my thread, you'll remember that I bought over 300 bricks at an amazing price). That's a pic of our first pie a couple of days before the big party. I was testing out the WFO's performance. It came out great! But took a little while to cook. I ironed out the bugs prior to yesterday's party.

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