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mn8tr 12-07-2010 08:22 AM

Oven door
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I need to begin my oven door (unhinged for a dome arch) I am planning to use wood on the exterior but what material is suitable for the sandwiched layers. I am guessing something that reflects heat rather than absorbs. I attached two photos.

Neil2 12-07-2010 01:57 PM

Re: Oven door
I used the type of insulation that is used for lining electric ovens. A trip to your local dump will score all you need.

Note that wood burns. I used aluminum to keep the weight down.

Tman1 12-07-2010 02:09 PM

Re: Oven door
I really like that chimney flue.. what exactly is it?

mn8tr 12-07-2010 03:58 PM

Re: Oven door
I salvaged it from old chimnea the we bought about 10 years ago. cast iron and not a spec of rust. The rest of the chimnea was little more than hardscape. It had a build in spark arrestor too, and it was bought and paid for.

Les 12-07-2010 08:21 PM

Re: Oven door
I made mine out of aluminum, filled with loose vermiculite, and about a bucket full of pop-rivets.

Faith In Virginia 12-08-2010 07:16 AM

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Les Mine is similar to yours but I used a bit of concrete in with my vermiculite and I used sheet steel and a bunch of rivets. Then I riveted stove rope around the edge to help with the seal. My door is heavy but I fired and baked on Sunday and on Tuesday evening the oven was still too hot to lay your hand on the floor. The outside temps have been around -20 then add a windchill. So I think my door is keeping up with the rest of the oven.

fxpose 12-08-2010 09:19 AM

Re: Oven door
Sheet aluminum, insulating blanket remnants, bunch of rivets, and a single handle from an old trowel. The whole door weighs less than 5 pounds.

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