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... What I remember having as a kid when I lived in Naples (1960 - 1963). So for me it's a small concession to have a charred door - even if I have to replace if in another other five years.
That's what it's all about.

Here is what I did with my door.

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Consider an insulated panel to protect the wood.
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Now that's just plain gorgeous!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:57 PM
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As for why not just use a metal door, simple. I don't want to.
My brain just got whiplash. Maybe your title was a little misleading, s/b wood door and metal... The wood does look very nice, I just wanted to build one and done.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:32 PM
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I made mine from aluminium stuffed with ceramic fibre on the inside with timber on the outside. Looks ok and works fine. The aluminium is easy to work if you don't have specialist gear and it is cheap as well.

The bottom part of outer door is 3 x 2 on the flat so the whole thing stands without any other support. If anything happens to the timber it can just be removed and replaced and the inner metal section fits into the inner arch and the aluminium that attaches to the timber seals against the reveal. I was going to put a CF rope seal on this but it works fine without it.

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Metal is very conductive and gets dangerously hot. It tends to suck the heat out of the oven. Wood is quite insulating by comparison. Stainless is the least conductive of those previously mentioned.If you only use the door for baking and roasting temperatures a wood door is fine, but will eventually have to be replaced. Do not attempt to hold the pizza temp heat of an oven with a wooden door overnight or you may find that you have no door in the morning.
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All food for thought. Charring the door probably won't bother me much. The door I have now is slightly charred and it really wasn't protected well and it's four years old. Mind you, it's never in place when there's a fire in there. It's only used for breads & roasting and the like. Never with pizza.

As for why not just use a metal door, simple. I don't want to. I like the aesthetics of wood. I sure don't see many others like it (not none. Just not many). And as I am a bit of a mule in my stubbornness, I'd rather go for what I want than accept that I can't have what I want. I built the oven in the first place because I could not find the pizza I wanted. What I remember having as a kid when I lived in Naples (1960 - 1963). So for me it's a small concession to have a charred door - even if I have to replace if in another other five years.

Thank you all for your thoughts and input.
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I used steel. Stuffed with perlite.
Never painted it, but it has aged nicely.
Fits snugly in door opening and can snuff out the largest of fires.
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I used steel. Stuffed with perlite.
Never painted it, but it has aged nicely.
Fits snugly in door opening and can snuff out the largest of fires.
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Now that is one good looking oven ! And yes that door has aged quite well and matches the oven to a tee . Like the chimney cap too
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i used steel and made two: one insulated and one uninsulated for smoking.
Plan on adding wood to the insulated one someday. I painted with hi-temp spray paint and no problems other than melted gloves.

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